It was an ethics violation by Dr. David Spiegel to testify about Johnny Depp's psychological traits without evaluating him. Spiegel acknowledges the rule against giving opinions about people they have not evaluated but does it anyway. #JusticeForJohnnyDeep
Per the American Psychiatric Association, ethics rule 7.3, it "is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement."
It's called the Goldwater Rule. Ethical rules were created to maintain the legitimacy of the profession, to keep psychs from giving uniformed opinions.…
The America Psychological Code of Conduct 9.01(c) allows for a record review, only when an evaluation is not necessary and the psychologist explains the limitations of their opinions.
The judge denied AH's request for an evaluation of JD, so Spiegel should not have criticized Depp for not submitting to one. An evaluation was absolutely needed. Speigel failed to mention the limits of his opinion based on a "record review".
Siegel, a member of the American Psychiatric Association, said he is not bound by the code of conduct when testifying as an expert. Not true.…
JD's attorney has made sushi of Dr. Siegel.
At his deposition, Dr. Spiegel referred to Johnny Depp as an "idiot". This is the same expert who criticized Depp for having trouble with impulse control. Judge thyself.
The rules apply to Dr. Hughes, who also violated ethics by attributing psychological traits to Johnny Depp without evaluating him.
It was a waste of precious trial time by Amber Heard to call Dr. Speigel. The jury should disregard his testimony. He was uninformed and acted as an advocate.
AH's attorney asked Dr. Spiegel if Johnny Depp is a narcissist because JD doodles and ate candy while sitting in court all day for 3 weeks. Sure, that's a clear sign of a narcissist. The judge didn't allow the answer.

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