Things got weird today as the trial of Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard carried on. Amber Heard's expert witness Dr. David Spiegel, went viral after his bizarre behavior on the stand. During cross, Johnny's team grilled Dr. David Spiegel for using what he viewed while watching Johnny Depp in movies, for his expert analysis! When asked if he watched the film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory where Johnny Depp plays 'Willy Wonka' in the 2005 film, Dr. David Spiegel is seen making bizarre facial expressions before turning to the judge to ask if he has to answer the question! Even Johnny and his team watching couldn't hold back their reactions.
Dr. David Spiegel had numerous bizarre moments while on the stand. So much so the judge ruling over the case had to instruct him to calm down! Johnny's team pointed out Dr. David Spiegel didn't comply with the ethical requirements of the APA when he rendered his evaluation of Johnny Depp, breaking the Goldwater Rule.
The Goldwater Rule is a statement of ethics first issued by the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 restraining psychiatrists from speculating about the mental state of public figures, IE Johnny Depp. The rule enjoins psychiatrists from professionally diagnosing someone they have not personally evaluated. Depp's team points out Dr. David Spiegel has never personally evaluated Johnny, thus destroying his testimony. This lead to the following bizarre reaction from the expert.
Fans flocked to Twitter to sound off on the bizarre testimony! Check out reactions below.