Is metadata evidence? Expert examined EXIF data in Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial

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The lawsuit based on alleged defamation between legendary actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, actor Amber Heard, known for starring in DC's Aquaman, has now concluded. Regular updates on the famous and very public trial have been making global headlines for the last six weeks and trending on social media, but the trial concluded on 27 May, after lawyers on both sides made their closing statements. Johnny Depp was named the victor in this case.

Evidence presented was examined by a legal expert in metadata who was asked to testify and validate images based on their embedded EXIF data.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.