Elephant Man’s attorney, Christopher Townsend, is questioning the authenticity of a video that shows show the Dancehall entertainer handling what appears to be a gun.
Following the video going viral, a second clip surfaced on social media, this time, the scantily-clad woman is seen handing a gun to a man who is not Elephant Man.
Townsend says what was once magic is now technology, “Things that appear in social media are not necessarily as they appear. It could be photoshopped, spliced and all kinds of things can happen. Now we don’t know which video was doctored. I had my own expert examine the Elephant Man video and there were two heads in that one,” he added.
Earlier this week, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) launched an investigation to determine whether a firearm in a video involving a Elephant Man and a woman is real.
The video, which surfaced over the weekend shows a female dancer in a swimsuit swinging and pointing what appears to be a firearm before passing it to the Dancehall entertainer.
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Following a preliminary investigation conducted by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) earlier this week, it was revealed that Elephant Man, whose given name is Oneal Bryan, does not hold a firearm licence. And in such a case, the matter would have been turned over to the police.
“We are aware of the matter and it is being investigated,” Assistant Superintendent Dahlia Garrick, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) told the Jamaica Observer.
Garrick said the investigation process is diligent, “There are certain steps to be taken before we can confirm or enter anything into evidence. It is a video and we have to confirm a number of things to see if the evidence is sufficient to go before the court,” she continued.