It’s not over till it’s over, folks. It’s been more than two weeks since the Bachelor in Paradise finale, but the drama lives on. The morning of the finale, texts were revealed that seemingly proved that Jenna Cooper was not only cheating on fiancé Jordan Kimball, but also used him for fame and planned to set him up to look like a jerk. Jordan may have dumped her and moved on with his life, but Jenna is still trying to prove that the scandal was fabricated.
“The results from the forensic analysis are in, and I feel compelled to share them with Jordan before anyone else,” said Jenna on her Instagram, alongside a photo of her phone connected to a computer and information being extracted using the program “iOS Advanced Logical.”
“I have denied all of these false allegations from the beginning, and I am reiterating that I never cheated on Jordan, there is no ‘sugar daddy,’ I was not faking my feelings towards Jordan on the show, and that I never made or sent those fake texts posted by [Reality Steve]. I have God and the truth on my side, and in the end that’s all I need. I will not be silenced.”
But, what will extracting files from her phone prove? Well, it can prove a lot, actually. According to Infosec Addicts, “evidence of vital files have the potential to get extracted and analyzed efficiently using logical acquisition technique. This may include proof of SMS, call logs, calendar events, contacts, photos, web history and email accounts.”
But what if she deleted the texts that she allegedly sent to her disillusioned “real” boyfriend? Luckily, those could probably be recovered as well. “A majority of deleted iOS data is recoverable if preservation is performed in a timely manner – even when physical disk imaging is not an option,” explains the International Legal Technology Association. “Partially overwritten deleted data, while possibly not having the full data record nor as much corresponding metadata with them (e.g. date and time stamps), these deleted items can still be searched and recovered by the analyzing expert using specific criteria.”
It’s unclear how long these files could be deleted before being overwritten, and it took Jenna nearly two weeks to do the forensic testing, but hypothetically the results could prove her innocence. Of course, there’s always the possibility that she used a different phone, but that feels a bit extreme. While Jordan seemed confident that it was Jenna who sent those texts, Jenna seems confident that this evidence will absolve her of any wrongdoing.
“I appreciate everyone who has believed, supported, and loved me through this,” she wrote. “I also forgive those of you who have said hateful things to me. I did nothing wrong, and despite what accusatory statements negative gossip bloggers have to say… I have a voice too, and it will be heard!”
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