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24th May 2022

Johnny Depp fans leave bad reviews for psychiatrist after he was called as witness for Amber Heard

Steve Hopkins

‘After what I seen on TV this afternoon I’m in the UK, I wouldn’t go near this man’

A psychiatrist who said Johnny Depp is a narcissist whose behaviour is consistent with someone who carries out intimate partner violence has been hit with a barrage of negative reviews after taking the stand for Amber Heard.

Virginia-based Dr David R. Spiegel gave evidence on Monday, telling the court that Depp has “behaviors that are consistent with someone that both has substance use disorder as well as behaviors of someone who is a perpetrator of intimate partner violence”.

Depp’s lawyers responded by questioning how the Virginia-based doctor could draw conclusions without having had direct content with the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

Spiegel said he had asked to speak with Depp twice but was denied.

Following his testimony, Spiegel’s page on the medical website WebMD was filled with one-star reviews. Many spoke directly about his performance in court, Business Insider reported.

“Dr spiegel needs looking into after today’s performance! He looks and sounds like he is the one who needs psychiatric help,” one person wrote in their one-star review.

“Called my boyfriend Johnny a stupid pirate,” another commented.

NBC News reporter Kat Tenbarge tweeted that Google was also inundated with negative reviews.

One, from a UK-based reviewer, begins: “After what I seen on TV this afternoon I’m in the UK, I wouldn’t go near this man. Something didn’t look right with him.”

The Google reviews appear to have since been deleted, with only historic reviews remaining.

Depp is suing Heard for $50m over an op-ed she wrote which he believes infers he physically and sexually abused her, which in turn damaged his career and reputation. Heard is counter-suing for $100m.

Former supermodel Kate Moss is expected to take the stand Wednesday to discuss her four-year relationship with Depp.

The 48-year-old is expected to be summoned by Depp’s legal team and will give evidence via video call.

Meanwhile, Heard’s lawyers have said they will not call Depp back to the stand as the case enters its final week, saying that everything he has testified to this point “has been irrelevant.”

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