At multiple points in Dr. Spiegel's testimony and cross-examination, viewers noted the psychiatrist's mood and facial expressions became more animated.
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While one of Depp's lawyers, Wayne Dennison, was cross-examining the doctor, he questioned Dr. Spiegel if any of Depp's films impacted his analysis of the actor's processing speeds.
"Willy Wonka doesn't matter to you?" Dennison asked. "You've seen that movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, did you look at that one when you were comparing processing speeds?"
Rather than answer the question, Dr. Spiegel took a few seconds to rub his chin and move his mouth around before asking Judge Penney Azcarate if he had 'to answer that question.' To which the Judge said yes.
Footage from court show Depp's lawyer, Benjamin Chew and Camille Vasquez, hiding their laughter and making perplexed faces at Dr. Spiegel's testimony.
On social media, viewers of the Depp vs. Heard trial poked fun at Dr. Spiegel's actions. One user, OzzyManReviews posted a video showing Depp and Chew reacting to Dr. Spiegel moving his mouth around.
"I'm officially frightened of medical practitioners after this bloke testified..." OzzyManReviews wrote.
Seriously tho?! Why do so many witnesses on on the side of #amberheard feel like f#%king villains? He could be in a horror movie set in the 1940’s about a psychiatrist that gets off on issuing labotomies or something bloody sinister. 🤷♂️ #johnnydepp #johnnydepptiktok #johnnydepptrial #fyp #foryou #foryoupage
"he forgot were not wearing masks anymore," one user commented.
"Me when I’m sitting in the car after the barber trimmed my moustache and some hair got in my mouth," another joked.
In response to the question, Dr. Spiegel said, "No, you'll be happy to know I didn't see Willy Wonka, I didn't see 21 Jump Street when it happened or whatever it was, no I did not."
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million on the grounds of defamation regarding a 2018 Washington Post op-ed Heard wrote about surviving domestic abuse. Although Depp was never named in the piece, the public and media assumed he was the person Heard was writing about.
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