Johnny Depp fans poured out negative reviews after the psychiatrist testified on behalf of Amber Heard in the couple’s defamation trial.
Dr. David Spiegel stood in the witness stand on Monday and gave a cursed testimony about Depp’s state of mind. violence”.
It wasn’t long before a torrent of negative reviews appeared on the Dr. Spiegel page of the medical website WebMD. Many of the one-star reviews mentioned directly about the test, and one person said, “Dr Spiegel should look at performance today! He looks and sounds like someone in need of psychiatric help.”
Another reviewer said the psychiatrist “calls my boyfriend Johnny a stupid pirate.”
His Google page also faced a flood of poignant reviews regarding the trial. Reviewers said he was a “terrible doctor” and that he was “very arrogant and seemed to have some kind of problem” and that “he should be.” He always avoided it because he was unprofessional.” Another said his ‘ambiance’ was ‘scary’.
Most of his reviews google page It was later removed.
A few reviewers at WebMD defended Spiegel.
“All these star reviews are not related to patient care,” said an official. “This is the opinion of viewers watching the Johnny Depp trial. You might find another place to express your frustration.”
In an email, Dr. Spiegel said: independent He found it “unfortunate that this is happening.”
“I always believed that personal heroes should be people people know, not people they think they know,” he said. “Anyway, it’s very frustrating to see people leaving negative reviews on my professional website.”
In testimony on Monday, Dr. Spiegel admitted that he did not interview Depp in person because two of Depp’s requests were rejected by the actor’s lawyers.
Instead, he concluded by reviewing Depp’s testimony and other sources of the incident, stating that he had seen many signs of damage from excessive use of drugs and alcohol.
When asked if he thought Depp’s drug abuse had compromised his abilities as an actor, Spiegel said Depp used earphones for dialogue and “totally waste” the film.
He believes Mr. Depp’s “thinking ability” is impaired and his attention and memory are impaired, noting that drugs and alcohol “will restrain us and make us act in many different ways, including intimate partner violence.” “.
“We are all angry with people. But when the brain is functioning properly, it doesn’t act on it,” he said.
“When we are under the influence of alcohol, we lose our inhibitions… So we can no longer interpret what is in front of you, what is right and what is wrong, what to do and what not to do.”
Spiegel described it as “playing with fire”, combining substance abuse and intimate partner violence.
In a tense cross-examination, Dr. Spiegel and Mr. Depp’s lawyers argued over the American Psychiatric Association’s Goldwater Rule, which states that no professional opinion should be given to a public figure not directly examined by a psychiatrist.
The defamation trial between Depp and Heard now enters the sixth and final week in a courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp’s lawsuit alleges that Ms Heard defamed him in an editorial published in December 2018. Washington Post The title was “I was against sexual violence and faced the wrath of our culture. It has to change.”
“Like many women, I was harassed and sexually assaulted when I was in college,” Heard wrote in an article. But I was quiet. I never thought that filing a complaint would bring justice. And I did not see myself as a victim.”
“Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic violence,” she added at the time, “and I fully felt the wrath of our culture against women who speak out.”
Although Mr. Depp’s name is not included in the document, his legal team claims that it contains “clear hints that Mr. Depp is a domestic violence perpetrator.” Depp is seeking damages of “more than $50 million”.
Mr. Heard filed a $100 million counterclaim against Depp for nuisance and immunity from his charges.