- Internet users have attacked a psychiatrist online after he defended Amber Heard in court.
- Virginia-based Dr. David R. Spiegel was one of Heard’s witnesses in the Depp-Heard trial on Monday.
- Spiegel’s page on medical website WebMD is now filled with one-star reviews — many of which were posted on Monday.
People flooded a psychiatrist’s page with negative reviews after he defended Amber Heard in the Depp v. Heard Monday.
As one of Heard’s witnesses, Virginia-based psychiatrist Dr. David R. Spiegel said Depp “exhibits behaviors consistent with a person who suffers from both a to the consumption of substances as well as the behaviors of a person who is the author of conjugal violence”. BBC.
Depp’s attorneys have responded, questioning Spiegel’s ability to reach his conclusions without having had direct contact with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, according to NBC News. Spiegel said he asked to speak to Depp twice, but was turned down.
Following her testimony, Spiegel’s page on medical website WebMD was filled with one-star reviews — many of which directly referenced the trial.
“Dr. Spiegel needs to be checked out after today’s performance! He looks like the one in need of psychiatric help,” one person wrote in their one-star review.
“I called my boyfriend Johnny a stupid pirate,” another person commented.
Similarly, Google was inundated with negative reviews for the psychiatrist on Monday, as the NBC News reporter pointed out. Kat Tenbarge on Twitter.
—Kat Tenbarge (@kattenbarge) May 23, 2022
Google reviews seem to have since been wiped out, with only three reviews left over two years old.
Still, it seems the psychiatrist has some supporters. Between all the negative reviews on WebMD, a few tried to speak up for it.
“All of these one-star reviews are unrelated to patient care. These are the opinions of viewers watching Johnny Depp’s trial. Maybe find another place to vent your frustrations,” one person commented.
Insider reached out to Spiegel for comment.
Depp is suing Heard, accusing her of ruining her career and reputation by insinuating in an opinion piece that she had been the victim of domestic violence at his hands. The defamation lawsuit seeks $50 million in damages.