Digital forensics expert Bryan Neumeister claims ‘abuse’ photos of Amber Heard were edited.


The controversial defamation trial between Johnny Depp v Amber Heard is in the final week. In a recent trial, metadata expert Bryan Neumeister was subpoenaed as a rebuttal witness.

He analyzed several photos of Heard submitted as evidence of bruising. He just said he had no way to confirm.

American actor Depp’s legal team called in digital forensics expert Norbert “Bryan” Neumeister to testify.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Who is Norbert “Bryan” Neumeister?

Bryan Neumeister is the CEO of a small digital forensics company called USAForensic. His offices are in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, and Phoenix, Arizona.

The company has handled over 600 cases in the past four years. They handled cases from the federal level to the state. It also included murder, defamation, money laundering, and anything extracted from a cell phone or computer.

Bryan has won nearly 80 honors and awards for his videography skills. He has also won more than a dozen Emmys for editing, sound and more.

The experts at Grosse Pointe Farms have approximately 42 years of digital industry experience. He also shot 14,700 hours of video in the helicopter.

Did Amber Heard edit photos submitted to court?

Bryan Neumeister testified that he used Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) data analysis to confirm that a few photos were from an editing program and not from an iPhone.

He said ‘in this situation, you can see the operating system is listed as ‘Software: Photo 3.0′ instead of the system. This means the photos must be rendered and composited together in an editing program.’

Bryan adds that all three files are ‘forensically inconsistent’. He noted that several of the photos ‘have to undergo some kind of transformation to change their size’.

Brian Neumeister Forensic experts have pointed out that there is no way to verify this photo. He believes some of the photos have been modified.

In a nutshell, according to Bryan, the photos they receive are screen captures and not the original images taken directly from the iPhone, meaning the data has been modified.

Moreover, because of this, there is no way for an expert to determine whether a photo submitted by Heard has been tampered with.

At cross-examination last week, Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez accused Heard of saturating the photos to make his bruises appear redder.

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