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Tech Specialist Says Amber Heard's Texts With Johnny Depp's Assistant Are 'Authentic'

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Jun. 7 2016, Updated 12:09 p.m. ET

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Look out, Johnny! According to a newly signed statement by a computer forensic specialist, the text messages exchanged between Depp's assistant and Amber Heard in 2014 regarding his alleged domestic abuse were not doctored.

"On Sunday, June 5, 2016, I was asked to examine iPhone backups of Amber Heard. It was her normal routine to sync her iPhone on the computer," Kevin Cohen, the tech expert, claimed in the signed document obtained by PEOPLE magazine. "I forensically imaged and examined the device containing Ms. Heard's iPhone backups, and I conclude that the backups are authentic."

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As previously reported, Depp's assistant, Stephen Deuters, came forward to deny the legitimacy of leaked texts allegedly exchanged with Heard on Depp's purported domestic abuse.

Deuters insisted that he "knows of no acts of abuse towards Amber at the hands of Johnny and has never made such a claim to anyone."

He then noted that the messages, which were said to have taken place in May 2014, were "suspicious" because they did not include a date stamp.

Deuters also reportedly suggested that the conversation had been "heavily doctored," saying he was willing to testify that "he never had a conversation about alleged violence with Amber."

The texts, obtained by Entertainment Tonight, seem to reveal Deuters apologizing to Heard for his 52-year-old boss' violent behavior.

"He's incredibly apologetic and knows that he has done wrong. He wants to get better now. He's been very explicit about that this morning," one of the messages read. "He was appalled. When I told him he kicked you, he cried. It was disgusting. And he knows it."

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A reply, reportedly from Heard, says: "He's done this many times before. Tokyo, the island, London (remember that!?) and I always stay. Always believe he's going to get better…And then every three or so months sic, I'm in the exact same position."

In another message, obtained by PEOPLE, the pair even allegedly discusses flying an addiction specialist to Boston, where Depp had been filming Black Mass. The texts imply that Depp was open to treatment at that time.

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Meanwhile, Depp's legal team has vehemently denied Heard's allegations, accusing her of coming after his fortune.

"Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse," Depp's divorce attorney, Laura Wasser, said in a statement. "Her current application for a temporary restraining order, along with her financial requests, appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce."

The former couple is due in court on June 17.



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