On Monday, psychiatrist Dr. David Spiegel spoke in court on Amber Heard’s behalf, and one of his responses left Johnny Depp and others speechless. When Dr David responded to his lawyer’s inquiry concerning Marlon Brando, Johnny burst out laughing and covered his face with his palm. Johnny lost his job, according to the psychiatrist, because of his drug and alcohol-related memory impairment.
Dr. Spiegel confirmed that Johnny uses an earpiece on set for his lines. When Johnny’s lawyer, Wayne Dennison, inquired whether he knew Marlon Brando wore an earpiece in movies, Dr David replied, “Isn’t he dead?” “So the answer is no, he doesn’t use one now,” Dr David said after Wayne accepted he was dead.
Johnny burst out laughing at this. As he laughed, the actor covered his face with his palm. Other attorneys were observed giggling as well.
Dr. David told Independant.com that he feels Johnny’s “thinking pace” has slowed and that his attention and memory have been harmed as a result of his drug and alcohol usage. He claims that drug usage “will make us disinhibited and behave out in a variety of ways, including intimate partner violence.”
Johnny displayed “narcissistic tendencies” and conduct that indicated he had a substance use condition, according to Dr. David. He was pressed about the American Psychiatric Association’s so-called Goldwater Rule, which says it is “unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination.” Dr. Spiegel admitted that he did not physically examine Johnny, but that his conclusions as an expert witness were valid.
Johnny Depp, 58, is suing Amber Heard, 36, in Virginia for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she said she was a victim of domestic abuse. She has countersued for $100 million, arguing that he smeared her by calling her a liar.