The Johnny Depp defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, is continuing and the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor was shocked by one of Amber Heard’s expert witnesses’ odd behaviour during his testimony.
You can watch the whole ordeal via YouTube here.
Honestly, this ‘expert’s’ whole testimony was really, really odd.
But, firstly, let’s try and figure out who Dr David Spiegel is?
Dr Spiegel was brought in as an expert witness by Amber Heard’s lawyers and was later questioned by Elaine Bredehoft to favour their arguments against Depp.
He’s a psychologist and he was brought in to give an assessment of Johnny Depp.
Amber Heard’s expert witness shocks Johnny Depp and his legal team
During his testimony, Dr Spiegel’s opinion elicited multiple objections from Depp’s legal team.
Depp’s legal team then proceed to cross-examine the witness about his experience on the topic of his claims against the actor.
Dr Spiegel was also questioned about referring to Depp as an “idiot” during a deposition in this case.
Spiegel said he was not being serious and it had nothing to do with his opinion in the case.
During his testimony, Dr Spiegel made the following statement about his observations of Johnny Depp:
Mr. Depp has behaviours that are consistent with someone that both has substance use disorder as well as behaviours of someone who is a perpetrator of intimate partner violence.
Dr Spiegel also went on to offer his expert opinion about the alleged damage caused to Johnny Depp’s memory due to his past drug abuse.
However, it was when Depp’s legal team was asking Dr Spiegel questions about his practice that he started to get rather animated.
Depp’s legal team could believe what they were seeing from Dr David Spiegel
He was actually asked to calm down by the judge at one point and told to just answer the questions.
At one point, Dr Spiegel was asked whether he knew if Marlon Brando wore an earpiece whilst on set.
Dr Speigel replied: “Isn’t he dead?”
This then caused Johnny Depp to literally do a facepalm.
After this response, Dr Spiegel started to make some really odd facial expressions whilst on the stand.
Johnny Depp and his legal team were shocked by this and couldn’t believe what they were seeing from this supposed ‘expert’ witness.
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Were you as shocked as Johnny Depp and his team by Dr Spiegel’s performance on the stand?
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