TAMPA (FOX 13) - We've seen video of Scott Mitchell having a meltdown. Now there's video of Mary Hunt having one, too. The millionaire and his ex-fiancee are entangled in a legal battle over allegedly stolen jewelry, and the gloves are coming off.
Mitchell's attorney, Todd Foster said the newly-released video of Hunt is telling.
"The explanation for the black eye is now very different," Foster said, referring to a black eye Hunt claimed was given to her by an abusive Mitchell.
Hunt described some of the alleged abuse to FOX 13 in June:
"There were so many times when I wanted to give up, but I couldn't do it anymore and I think about how much he would have wanted this," explained a tearful Mary Hunt.
The bad blood between them began after their nasty breakup. Mitchell accused Hunt of stealing millions of dollars worth of diamonds, jewels and gold from his home safe. Mary said he set her up.
But Foster says the bumps and bruises were self-inflicted.
"There is no evidence that he ever beat her," said Foster. "This video now demonstrates that she is striking herself in the same area of the face and head that they allege Scott struck her."
Foster also went after a video expert hired by Mary Hunt's defense team. Stephen Coleman worked for United States Forensics and analyzed home surveillance video that may show Mary Hunt removing items from the home.
Coleman believes the video may have been altered or tampered with, but can't be sure because he never received the original video.
Foster said he isn't worried about Coleman's findings because he hired his own expert. Bruce Koenig, the former head of the FBI forensics lab, has testified in some of the most high profile cases, including JFK's assassination and the Sabrina Aisenberg case.
A date for the trial has not been set, but it's clear there will be a battle of the experts -- and video meltdowns -- when it gets underway.