Did Dr. David Spiegel violate the Goldwater rule?
Sienna Bouchaaya, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
On Monday, Spiegel told jurors that Depp possessed narcissistic personality traits. His claims were unethical according to Doctor Richard Shaw because it breached the Goldwater Rule, which prohibits mental experts from diagnosing public figures without examining or meeting them.
Shaw, a forensic psychiatrist, told jurors that it was his job to analyze previous medical witnesses’ testimony and depositions, including those of Dr. Spiegel and Dr. Kipper.
‘Dr. Spiegel’s opinions were untrustworthy,’ he mentioned. According to Shaw, Spiegel testified with a ‘degree of medical certainty that Depp had narcissistic personality traits.’ Ahead of closing arguments.
The court case began due to Depp suing Heard for defamation due to an article she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018, in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse”.
He claimed that this ruined his reputation, he lost all his partnerships and movie roles. Heard did not mention Depp by name, and is countersuing him for 100 million.
Kate Moss, a British model, and ex-partner of Depp’s is set to testify today, the case is set to end on Friday.
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