Depp fans are flooding a psychiatrist's page with negative reviews after Amber Heard's team called him as a witness
- Internet users attacked a psychiatrist online after he spoke in defense of Amber Heard in court.
- Dr. David R. Spiegel, who practices in Virginia, was a witness Monday in the Depp-Heard trial.
Internet users have flooded a psychiatrist's page with negative reviews after he spoke in defense of Amber Heard in the Depp v. Heard defamation trial on Monday.
As one of Heard's witnesses, Dr. David R. Spiegel, a psychiatrist who practices in Virginia, testified that Johnny 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," per the BBC.
Depp's lawyers countered, questioning Spiegel's ability to reach his conclusions without having had direct contact with the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, per NBC News. 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 of which mentioned the trial.
"Dr spiegel needs looking into after todays performance! He looks and sounds like he is the one who needs psychiatric help," one of the one-star reviews said.
"Called my boyfriend Johnny a stupid pirate," another review said.
Similarly, Google was inundated with negative reviews for the psychiatrist on Monday, as pointed out by the NBC News reporter Kat Tenbarge on Twitter.
—Kat Tenbarge (@kattenbarge) May 23, 2022
The Google reviews appear to have since been scrubbed, with only three reviews remaining from more than two years ago.
Still, it appears the psychiatrist has a few supporters. Among all the negative reviews on WebMD, a few tried to speak up for him.
"All these one star reviews are not related to patient care," one review said. "They are opinions of viewers watching the Johnny Depp trial. Maybe find another place to vent your frustrations."
Spiegel did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
Depp is suing Heard, accusing her of ruining his career and reputation by insinuating in an op-ed article that she had been a victim of domestic violence at his hands. The defamation lawsuit asks for $50 million in damages.
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