Amber Heard faces three years in jail if found guilty of faking evidence against Johnny Depp
Heard had told about her bruises that Depp had apparently given her during a fight
The marriage of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp not only ended in divorce but has led to a nasty legal battle after Heard had accused Depp of being violent and abusive. On the other hand, Depp has come out with his own allegations and a tape has surfaced to reveal that Heard had assaulted Depp.
As per reports, Heard could easily face up to three years in prison if she is found guilty of manipulating or faking evidence against her former husband. A case in point would be the one incident in which Heard had described how Depp had given her two black eyes while the two were arguing.
She had said that the incident had taken place on the night before she had made an appearance on 'The Late Show with James Corden' in 2015. According to court documents that were obtained by the Blast, Heard's stylist Samantha McMillen had denied her claims as she had been with Heard during those days and insisted that she had no bruises.
"Throughout the day of December 16, 2015, I could see clearly that Amber Heard did not have any visible marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries to her face or any other part of her body," McMillen revealed.
According to the Wallin & Klarich Law Firm, the California Penal Code Section 141 PC, it is illegal for anyone to alter, modify, plant, place, conceal, manufacture or move any physical matter with the sole intention of causing a person to be charged with a crime. Some can even face felony charges for this, IB Times reports.
Other related charges are 'Offering false evidence' under California Penal Code 132 PC and 'Preparing false evidence' under California Penal Code Section 134 PC. Both these are considered to be felonies and have a maximum prison sentence of three years.
This also applies if the person doesn't actually present it but has intended to present the false evidence as being true. Judge Bruce D White shared that Depp has also met the requirements to "plead allegations of an implied defamatory" against Heard.
We had previously reported that Amber Heard reportedly hired a private investigator to dig up dirt on Johnny Depp. The PI, former porn star-turned Hollywood 'fixer' Paul Barresi, has worked for the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy, and was once even hired to investigate unproven claims that Tom Cruise had a gay affair.
Barresi told Daily Mail, "Amber's lawyers contacted me and said you're the right man for this job, that's how they brought me in. She was emotionally spent and battered and tormented — it was a volatile relationship."
However, he admitted that although he tracked down and interviewed over 100 people across the US and Europe who had worked with Depp on movie sets over the past 30 years, none of them had a single complaint to make against him.
"I went to the US, France, Italy, Britain, everywhere that Johnny Depp roamed, everywhere he walked, I couldn't find one instance, or at least an admitted one, where he was physically abusive to a woman, smacked or beaten around, he's like an angel," he revealed.
Heard and Depp met on the sets of 'The Rum Diary' in 2009 but started dating in 2012. They got married three years later in 2015 though they ended up getting divorced a year later.