Yesterday I posted about the texts allegedly exchanged between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s assistant, Stephen Deuters, that seem to corroborate her claims that Johnny abused her repeatedly. Click here for a refresher. Stephen has since spoken to TMZ, of course, insisting that the texts were doctored:

Johnny Depp's assistant, Stephen Deuters, tells TMZ, the texts that were posted in which he allegedly apologized to Amber Heard for Johnny's violent behavior are heavily doctored ... and he never said Johnny attacked her. Deuters says he knows of no acts of abuse toward Amber at the hands of Johnny and has never made such a claim to anyone. He adds, Johnny has never been violent toward anyone he knows.
Deuters says the texts themselves are suspicious because they don't even show a date. Bottom line ... he says he will testify under oath he never had a conversation about alleged violence with Amber.

So Amber Heard produces photos from multiple incidents of abuse, showing injuries on her face. And those photos are questioned for legitimacy. Like it’s either makeup or she punched herself. She produces text messages that document that others knew about the abuse. And now those texts are questioned for legitimacy and we have to bring in a goddamn iPhone consultant to analyse the data.

Basically, then, you’re saying that it’s MORE likely that a woman would fake her own beating and fake incriminating texts than actually be beaten by her husband? That statistically, an elaborate ruse involving visual evidence and witnesses is of higher possibility than a husband getting violent with his wife? OK. I mean it’s a lot of calculus to make that work but, yeah, OK.