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Johnny Depp's Assistant Says Texts Between Him & Amber Heard Were Doctored

Johnny Depp's Assistant Says Texts Between Him & Amber Heard Were Doctored

Johnny Depp‘s assistant Stephen Deuters says the texts between him and Amber Heard that were released yesterday were doctored.

The texts show an alleged conversation between Stephen and Amber, where Stephen acknowledges that Johnny showed signs of abuse and remorse over his actions.

Stephen told TMZ the texts never happened, and he has not seen Johnny being violent with Amber or anyone else. Stephen added he would testify in court about the texts and that the texts are suspicious because they do not show a date.

Stay tuned for more developments…

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  • Sara

    I think she’s lying and this has really turned into a circus.

  • Jo

    It’s not like he’s gonna admit it…So far Johnny team did a really good job trashing Amber

  • Jo

    It’s not like he’s gonna admit it…So far Johnny team did a really good job trashing Amber

  • Peek

    Test the metadata on her phone or the screenshots. Also check with the carrier (AT&T) to confirm evidence of a text convo between their phone numbers on the night in question – it was only 2 yrs ago in 2014 so they should have these records (trust, due to NSA regs they keep them).

    If Amber is lying this is over. Depp can decide how he wants to proceed against her for slander/libel if he chooses. If Depp’s assistant is lying and Depp paid or coerced him, then Depp needs to be charged. This is a turning point here.

  • Peek

    Test the metadata on her phone or the screenshots. Also check with the carrier (AT&T) to confirm evidence of a text convo between their phone numbers on the night in question – it was only 2 yrs ago in 2014 so they should have these records (trust, due to NSA regs they keep them).

    If Amber is lying this is over. Depp can decide how he wants to proceed against her for slander/libel if he chooses. If Depp’s assistant is lying and Depp paid or coerced him, then Depp needs to be charged. This is a turning point here.

  • Naynay

    I don’t know or care if she’s lying, it ain’t none of my business but it does seems super weird like first of all you say you only mean good to this man like HOW, HOW .. How, you either stupid or the dick is bomb, second she says she’s been abused many many times bitch gimme the proofSSSS, if your man has hit you and you say that you wanted to live many times in the past (in 15 months) but didn’t find the courage you must have some proof by now, and why the fuck did you unveil a conversation with stephen like how is that a proof matter fact lemme unveil a conversation with stephen right now that i had with him yesterday (texts can be manufactured)
    this shit is so staged and clearly something sounds super weird, i’m not denying the abuse, i’m all pro women that are in this type of situation, no man should ever hit a woman but bitch she’s hitting for his account real hard if you know what i mean, anyway we all saw it coming, this dude ain’t got no brain, he had a perfectly good wife and went for the sexually and monetary curious 20 year old girl stop thinking with your dicks men !!!!

  • Naynay

    I don’t know or care if she’s lying, it ain’t none of my business but it does seems super weird like first of all you say you only mean good to this man like HOW, HOW .. How, you either stupid or the dick is bomb, second she says she’s been abused many many times bitch gimme the proofSSSS, if your man has hit you and you say that you wanted to live many times in the past (in 15 months) but didn’t find the courage you must have some proof by now, and why the fuck did you unveil a conversation with stephen like how is that a proof matter fact lemme unveil a conversation with stephen right now that i had with him yesterday (texts can be manufactured)
    this shit is so staged and clearly something sounds super weird, i’m not denying the abuse, i’m all pro women that are in this type of situation, no man should ever hit a woman but bitch she’s hitting for his account real hard if you know what i mean, anyway we all saw it coming, this dude ain’t got no brain, he had a perfectly good wife and went for the sexually and monetary curious 20 year old girl stop thinking with your dicks men !!!!

  • Alina

    The police would do that if she filed a former report, she’s refusing to because there is no concrete evidence to back up her claims. It’s a felony to file a false police report and waste the time of investigators, the court however, has to muddle through all the facts to determine the case. Very different, she’s hoping not to go to court.

  • Herbal Nourish

    Only in the court can all this alleged proofs be verified (texts, photos, witnesses). All the alleged accusations, Amber will have to prove in court. Until then, he is innocent by law. Also, until it´s proven she lied, we can´t say this is defamation. Justice is done in the court, not by media. If she is lying, she is diabolical.

  • Herbal Nourish

    She managed however to say her side quite well, she made a lot of allegations she needs to prove in court. Also, are the cops lying? Amber, just prove it in court, not in the media. Justice is done in the court. The judge can verify all these proofs you gave to the media, for us, we don´t know 100% and we can´t verify any of it.

  • IssSo

    Amber has good ideas ..she should write a script..its better than her acting

  • IssSo

    Amber has good ideas ..she should write a script..its better than her acting

  • Windfield

    Deuters came forward and revealed that the text messages had been doctored. He insists that he never witnessed Depp physically abusing Heard, and therefore never had a conversation with her about the alleged incident. Deuters further says he’s willing to testify under oath that the text messages are fake, and that he’s never observed Depp acting violently towards Heard!

  • Windfield

    I m getting fed up with her stuff

  • Dee

    i’ve seen this movie tho, its called Gone Girl…

  • Mona

    Johnny was recently asked by a reporter “If you could go back in time and meet a younger you, what advice would you give yourself? Johnny answered (and this is on youtube but I don’t know if I can post it here, this is his actual answer): “First thing I would say is switch for simplicity, stay away from anything that makes a bunch of people stare at you while you’re in a restaurant or makes them follow you in cars and motorcycles back to your hotel, try to avoid people who write incredibly -sometimes entertaining-but incredibly ludicrous fiction about you and your family, so those are a couple of things I would say. I would probably also say um, yeah if anybody gives you any shit just beat the fuck out of them.”

  • Jean two

    Well now she says she still loves him. So it’s kinda funny all this bs

  • Dee

    were the text doctored or did they never happen?

  • Dee

    whats your point? do you think this is proof?

  • Jean two

    Yea.. agreed

  • Mona

    My point is, his pr is working very hard lately. He did an interview with rolling stone a few years ago and talked about the domestic abuse that went on in his family as he was growing up, people who grow up around violence often grow up to become violent individuals too, like wild animals. He has a history of trashing hotels and hitting even paparazzi… I for one believe Amber 100% on her abuse claims.

  • Dee

    you believe her 100% because you were their… I’d prefer to wait for the courts to sort it out, but no lie, I feel she is BS’ing and planed a lot of it. why, if she is claiming all of this and already ruining his career, doesnt she file a police report? the police said there was NO injuries and NO crime took place, she said they are covering for johnny. I have sent fake messages, there are apps to send fake messages that look 100% real. she is trying to have a trial by public in hopes of him just paying her off to stop. but thats just how i feel about it, once again the court will figure it out.

  • GroundControl500

    Texts of the day do not show a date – they just show a time. If the screen was captured same day why would a date appear.
    This guy better be careful. Though it doesn’t really matter what he says when he’s not under oath. Still what he says out of court can be used to impeach him in court to some degree.

  • GroundControl500

    Well the texts don’t say he witnessed the actual assault. That doesn’t mean “therefore” no conversation about the assault could have taken place.
    He doesn’t say how they are fake.
    This is what careful cross examination and records are for.

  • 777

    I gotta say though, it’s kinda funny how TMZ look like they’re going ouf of their way to make Johnny look like the victim. They’re the only site who doesn’t publish any new news if it favours Amber.

  • Mona

    Absolutely, they even remove comments that are in support of Amber. They actually removed mine. I wonder if they’re getting payed by Johnny’s PR team…

  • GroundControl500

    She’s already filed a sworn affidavit with the court. Why are people so hung up on filing a police report?

  • GroundControl500

    Further filing a false report to police is a misdemeanor in California. It is not a felony.

  • GroundControl500

    Well, as they say, follow the money.

  • GroundControl500

    Well, as they say, follow the money.

  • Anonymous

    What a mess! An unnamed source leaked these texts without the proper proof that they are true. If the guy claims by name that they are fake and will address it at the court and get the phone company to verify then someone is really dumb here. The source or Stephen?

  • Anonymous

    Just like People is getting paid by Amber. No story here

  • Anonymous

    Are you kidding? It’s the people who are trashing Amber and her team who is trashing Johnny

  • Allie

    This statement is confusing. Are these texts doctored, or are they actually fake? And why the need to point out the lack of a date if they’re just fake, why not just say they’re fake? I don’t know, this whole situation is very strange and everything that anyone has said from JD’s camp seems very strangely worded to me. Like, his assistant says that he’s never known of Johnny abusing Amber or anyone else, and has never made any claims that he has. Why not just straight out say “this did not happen”? I don’t know, maybe it’s just legal jargon, but I do find it very curious that AH’s side is the only one who has presented anything specific, and JD’s side seems to be being extremely careful about being as nonspecific as possible.

  • Mona

    It’s just so weird. People should have the freedom to at least comment on these sites… literally every comment I’ve posted in support of Amber has been removed by TMZ…it would say “waiting for approval” then it would show up in red as removed. I feel like they’re doing a lot to make her look like she’s the bad guy. I am bothered by the fact that she’s asking for money or for anything from her abuser… but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t abused. Johnny’s just paying for his mistakes… he’s not innocent.

  • vegeta solo

    Amber has Gone Girl on Blu Ray

  • vegeta solo

    Johnny never commented on any allegations that Amber had spread to the Social Media. It’s her that is trashing Depp

  • vegeta solo

    He clearly said that those text was fake

  • vegeta solo

    They are fake

  • Holly

    Doctored pretty much means the same as fake. It means Johnny is claiming that Amber has falsified the texts in order to mislead the court into thinking he has done something. It’s just a posh, court way of putting it. In a court, you cannot just stand up and say something is doctored/faked. You have to give reasons to prove why you think that. The texts not having a date is a way to prove it. If Amber is claiming these texts were sent two years ago, they should have a date which says they were sent two years ago. If they don’t, they couldn’t have been sent and therefore Amber has doctored them. The assistant is saying point blank that the texts did not happen but he has to say more than just “it never happened” otherwise why should we believe him? I think he is being specific enough. He is saying the texts didn’t happen, I will testify in a court of law that they didn’t and this is one way I can prove it didn’t happen. Both sides are being specific. Amber says something happened and she can prove it, Johnny’s side says it didn’t and we can prove it. Both are innocent until proven guilty. It is up to the court to decide who is telling the truth and who isn’t telling the truth based on the evidence and testimonies they have once both sides have given/told everything.

    Personally, I think it could go either way. Having no police report from any incident is strange, but it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. It is preferable to have one but I also think the fact she doesn’t want Johnny to be prosecuted for any of the incidences she is claiming happened is strange. If you have finally broken free of your abuser and you want them to be taken to court for liabilities, you should want to prove what happened in any way possible. Otherwise it makes people think you have something to hide. I don’t completely trust Amber, but I’m not saying it didn’t happen either. If it did, I stand by her. But until then, Johnny is innocent until proven guilty, and right now, it is not looking likely that he is guilty. If she is making things up to get money, then she should be ashamed. A lot of women who are telling the truth struggle to get justice because other women make things up. But if Johnny is making things up to keep his money and reptuation, he should be ashamed for the same reason. I believe Johnny more right now. But Amber could be telling the truth.

  • Holly

    Doctored pretty much means the same as fake. It means Johnny is claiming that Amber has falsified the texts in order to mislead the court into thinking he has done something. It’s just a posh, court way of putting it. In a court, you cannot just stand up and say something is doctored/faked. You have to give reasons to prove why you think that. The texts not having a date is a way to prove it. If Amber is claiming these texts were sent two years ago, they should have a date which says they were sent two years ago. If they don’t, they couldn’t have been sent and therefore Amber has doctored them. The assistant is saying point blank that the texts did not happen but he has to say more than just “it never happened” otherwise why should we believe him? I think he is being specific enough. He is saying the texts didn’t happen, I will testify in a court of law that they didn’t and this is one way I can prove it didn’t happen. Both sides are being specific. Amber says something happened and she can prove it, Johnny’s side says it didn’t and we can prove it. Both are innocent until proven guilty. It is up to the court to decide who is telling the truth and who isn’t telling the truth based on the evidence and testimonies they have once both sides have given/told everything.

    Personally, I think it could go either way. Having no police report from any incident is strange, but it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. It is preferable to have one but I also think the fact she doesn’t want Johnny to be prosecuted for any of the incidences she is claiming happened is strange. If you have finally broken free of your abuser and you want them to be taken to court for liabilities, you should want to prove what happened in any way possible. Otherwise it makes people think you have something to hide. I don’t completely trust Amber, but I’m not saying it didn’t happen either. If it did, I stand by her. But until then, Johnny is innocent until proven guilty, and right now, it is not looking likely that he is guilty. If she is making things up to get money, then she should be ashamed. A lot of women who are telling the truth struggle to get justice because other women make things up. But if Johnny is making things up to keep his money and reptuation, he should be ashamed for the same reason. I believe Johnny more right now. But Amber could be telling the truth.

  • vegeta solo

    Get those apology letters ready for Johnny freakin Depp

  • vegeta solo

    Get those apology letters ready for Johnny freakin Depp

  • Holly

    Somewhere with the phone company, there should be a record of the texts which were sent and the date they were sent. Unless Amber was planning this divorce two years ago before they were even married, why would she immediately take a screenshot of the texts the moment they were sent? I get she might have thought to make a note of the texts just in case something more severe later happened, but then why didn’t she screenshot this other message Stephen apparently said in his text to Amber that Johnny has sent her to say sorry? Why didn’t she keep the message in her phone? This can be proved or not proved by simply checking with the phone company, so either Amber has made a stupid mistake by claiming these happened or Stephen has made a mistake by trying to say they didn’t. A screenshot of an alleged conversation is not good enough. She could have changed the name of a friend and then made up these texts between them.

    He is willing to say these texts didn’t happen in court. He could have just said “they didn’t happen”, he didn’t need to promise to say so in court. He thinks he has found one way of proving the texts never happened. Makes me think he is being serious. Then again, Amber is saying in court they did happen, but she could very easily be making it up to get sympathy. But its up to the court at the end of the day. They will know/hear more than we will. They know what their doing and they will know how to prove whether a text or phone call happened.

  • Holly

    Somewhere with the phone company, there should be a record of the texts which were sent and the date they were sent. Unless Amber was planning this divorce two years ago before they were even married, why would she immediately take a screenshot of the texts the moment they were sent? I get she might have thought to make a note of the texts just in case something more severe later happened, but then why didn’t she screenshot this other message Stephen apparently said in his text to Amber that Johnny has sent her to say sorry? Why didn’t she keep the message in her phone? This can be proved or not proved by simply checking with the phone company, so either Amber has made a stupid mistake by claiming these happened or Stephen has made a mistake by trying to say they didn’t. A screenshot of an alleged conversation is not good enough. She could have changed the name of a friend and then made up these texts between them.

    He is willing to say these texts didn’t happen in court. He could have just said “they didn’t happen”, he didn’t need to promise to say so in court. He thinks he has found one way of proving the texts never happened. Makes me think he is being serious. Then again, Amber is saying in court they did happen, but she could very easily be making it up to get sympathy. But its up to the court at the end of the day. They will know/hear more than we will. They know what their doing and they will know how to prove whether a text or phone call happened.

  • Holly

    I wouldn’t say his PR team is working hard to try and keep his image intact. All that has been said by them is that the things Amber has said happened actually didn’t happen and they can prove it. Johnny’s past partners have said they never suffered while they were with him, including a woman who was with him for 12 years.

    If anything, growing up around domestic abuse doesn’t mean you will turn into one. For a lot of people, they grow up knowing how wrong it is and how much pain it causes. Both he and Amber should both be seen as innocent until proven guilty.

  • GroundControl500

    “If Amber is claiming these texts were sent two years ago, they should have a date which says they were sent two years ago.”
    They wouldn’t say that if she captured the screen shot the same day they occurred.
    In fact I don’t think they’d have a date – they’d just have a time – indicating it was that day.
    So we’ll have to wait and see what the assistant says if it ever gets to court. So it is not clear at all what he means since he hasn’t been specific.

  • GroundControl500

    “why would she immediately take a screenshot of the texts the moment they were sent?”
    It makes sense to me. She says in the text that it’s happened many times in the past. So maybe she figured or was advised it was time to start documenting it. And all it had to be was the same day the text were received, it didn’t have to be the moment they were sent.

  • GroundControl500

    Fake could mean anything.

  • GroundControl500

    Without someone saying there was an assault then that’s what the police would say – no crime. And I haven’t heard the police officers say there were no injuries. For anything, even injuries to be considered a crime they have to know how they happened. Further bruises don’t show up immediately and if Heard never told them were she was hit then they wouldn’t even know where to look or what to look for.

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