Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard Trial Live: Psychologist says Depp's mangled finger NOT caused by Heard

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Woman removed from courtroom after holding up baby and yelling, 'Johnny I love you, this baby is yours'

As the court was let out for morning break on Monday, a woman with a baby yelled out that the child belonged to Johnny. She was promptly escorted from the courtroom.

Law & Crime Network host Angenette Levy reported that the woman in the gallery yelled out, 'Johnny, I love you! Our souls are connected!'

Johnny waved back, as he's done with many of his supporters - which she responded by holding up the baby and shouting, 'This baby is yours!'

The woman's wristband was cut from her arm, and she was removed from the courthouse.

Psychiatrist testifies that Depp's earpiece on movie set is cognitive deficit

During cross examination before lunch break, Dr. Spiegel testified that Depp used earpieces as a cognitive deficit but admitted to knowing nothing about acting.

Depp's lawyer Wayne Dennison asked Dr. Spiegel whether he knew if Marlon Brando used an earpiece on movies set.

'Isn't he dead,' Dr. Spiegel asks. When the lawyer responds that he is, the doctor responds: 'Well he’s dead so he doesn’t wear an earpiece!'

Depp covers his face with his hands in response.

Dr. Spiegel describes signs of intimate partner violence (IPV)

'I don't want to talk about all of them, but ... in particular are: one, having someone in the relationship who is jealous or suspicious,' he said. 'Two, having someone who has a higher than average acceptance of violence ideations. Three, someone who has rapid and extreme mood shifts. Four, someone who has limited self-control.'

Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft asked if there was evidence of Depp with these warning signs, Spiegel said it was almost 'routine.'

'You start seeing partners getting angry, starting to break down the communication, starting to engage in verbal, non-verbal threats,' he explained.

He also explained that narcissism can be related to IPV, describing narcissists as having poor self-control, rapid mood shifts, being envious and worshipping power and control.

There are 'calm' phases' and it's common for the individuals to blame the victim, he added.

Dr. David Spiegel testifies in the courtroom Monday

Dr. Spiegel said his opinions of Depp are within the Goldwater Rule guidelines

Things get heated as Dr. Spiegel discussed the Goldwater Rule while he was on the stand Monday. He said his opinions of Depp are within the Goldwater Rule guidelines. 

He added that he is not offering any 'armchair diagnosis' of Depp on his cognitive well-being.

'If you want the jury to believe that expert witness are unethical, then I guess that's for them to decide,' he said.

The rule states that psychiatrists have a responsibility to participate in activities contributing to the improvement of the community.

But they should not give a professional opinion about public figures who they have not examined in person or have obtained consent to discuss their mental health in public statements.

Psychiatrist outlines prescribed and illegal drugs Depp was taking, links substance abuse to domestic violence

Dr. Spiegel rattled off multiple drugs while on the stand Monday - both prescribed and illegal - that he said Depp was taking, in addition to consuming alcohol.

He told the court that people with substance abuse disorder take legally prescribed drugs to help them go to sleep and wake up.

Th doctor said Depp was taking Seroquel as a sleeping agent, and that it 'really knocks people out.'

Depp was also taking Adderall, a legal prescribed drug to keep him awake.

When these drugs are combined with illegal substances like cocaine and MDMA, and used chronically, a patient can get irritable, agitated, suspicious, jealous, potentially disinhibited and psychotic, Spiegel said.

He said the chronic substance use can throw off a patient's 'circadian rhythm.'

Camille Vasquez, 37, one of Depp's lawyers who won a massive online following after 'grilling' Amber Heard last week is back in the courtroom Monday.

Interactions between Vasquez and Heard became tense during the cross-examination and at one point, she got Heard to admit she didn't donate her full $7 million divorce settlement to charity despite previously claiming to have done so.

The tough lawyer's following grew with fan-fueled rumors of a budding romance between Vasquez and Depp.

A TMZ reporter called out to her outside court last week: 'The people want to know, are you dating Johnny Depp? It's all over the internet. Can you set the record straight, yes or no?'

The California litigator declined to answer as she laughed, brushed her hair aside and waved to the throngs of fans gathered outside.

Attorney Camille Vasquez and actor Johnny Depp listen during actor's defamation case against ex-wife, actor Amber Heard, in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax on Monday

Attorneys for Johnny Depp, Camille Vasquez (L) and Ben Chew, review notes in the courtroom Monday

Kate Moss 'will testify on Wednesday'

Kate Moss, 48, will take the stand on Wednesday, the New York Post reported. She will testify via video link.

The model was in a relationship with Depp between 1994 and 1997.

Amber Heard brought up Moss during her testimony last week, saying she had heard a rumor that Depp pushed the model down a flight of stairs.

'Amber mentioned an ex of Johnny’s that clearly she felt was not supportive of him, which couldn’t be further from the truth,' a source close to Depp told The Post.

Johnny Depp and model Kate Moss arrive at the Palais des festivals for the screening of the film " Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"

Johny Depp and Kate Moss

Samuel Moniz is one of the lawyers of Johnny Depp’s legal team.

He's an associate in the Brown Rudnick, which is representing Depp in a $50 million defamation trial against his former wife Amber Heard.

The other lawyers on Depp's team include Ben Chew, Stephanie Calnan, Andrew Crawford, Rebecca MacDowell Lecaroz, Yarelyn Mena, Jessica Meyers, and Camille Vasquez.

Samuel Moniz

Dr. Spiegel said Depp's drug use caused a concerning level of damage to his memory

Dr. Spiegel told the court that he was 'not here to impeach Mr. Depp's acting skills or his persona, he has way greater skills than I do in that'.

The doctor said he was there to talk about how drugs and alcohol can cause 'bad things to happen' when people go past their limit.

Dr. Spiegel reeled off the substances that Depp abused: alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, opiates and others, often at the same time.

He said that Depp's drug use caused a concerning level of damage to his memory, as evidenced by his former therapist asking him to remember three words and repeat them five minutes later.

Dr. Spiegel said: 'Mr. Depp was unable to recall any of them and that's very unusual for a 50-ish year old male.

'Generally speaking that age group should be remembering two or all three of those words. I do know his lines were also fed to him by earpiece.

Dr. Spiegel said: 'Mr. Depp was unable to recall any of them and that's very unusual for a 50-ish year old male

Johnny Depp talks to his attorney, in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Spiegel testified: 'Mr. 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.'

Dr David Spiegel testifies during actor Johnny Depp's defamation case against ex-wife, actor Amber Heard, in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax

Dr David Spiegel

Dr. Moore, an orthopedic surgeon, disputed Depp's account of how his finger was severed. Graphic photos of the finger were shown in court on Monday. 

Pictured: Depp's severed finger shown in court Monday

Pictured: Depp's severed finger shown in court Monday

Psychiatrist Dr. David Spiegel is called to the stand by Heard's team. A majority of his patients have substance abuse problems.

Heard's lawyer Ben Rottenborn showed the jury photos and x-rays of Depp's finger injury. 

Dr. Moore told the court that the injury described by Depp would have caused injury to the nail.

He said Depp's account of the injury does not align with the evidence he reviewed.

Moore added that physicians that examined Depp's hand did not note that there were any shards of glass in Depp's hand.

Orthopedic surgeon testifies about Depp's severed finger

Dr. Richard Moore said he reviewed photos, medical records, along with Depp's testimony.

Graphic images of Depp's finger were displayed for the jury.

Depp had testified that Heard severed his finger by throwing vodka bottles at him while they were fighting in Australia in 2015.

But the doctor said the medical data is inconclusive.

'It's not consistent with what we see in the described injury pattern... the description was the hand being flat on the bar and the bottle crushing the finger from the top. But looking at the images, there's really no significant injury to the dorsal of the finger and created the type of injury ... we would anticipate both injury to the fingernail and other parts of the finger.'

The doctor said the injury looks more consistent with the finger being squeezed between two hard surfaces similar to between sliding glass doors.

First witness takes the stand in Johnny Depp v Amber Heard Defamation Trial Day 20

The first witness to take the stand this week is Dr. Richard Moore, an orthopedic surgeon based in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Dr. Richard Moore, Jr., testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on Monday

Johnny Depp's $50million defamation suit against Amber Heard enters its final week

Johnny Depp is set to take the stand today in a blockbuster climax to his $50 million defamation suit with ex-wife Amber Heard that has already seen more than its fair share of explosive revelations. 

Entering its marathon seventh and final week, the Pirates of the Caribbean star - who last took the stand two weeks ago - is expected to be called again to undergo cross-examination as a rebuttal witness by Heard's team of lawyers. 

There are conflicting reports of which day the 58-year-old actor will take the stand, with some claiming it will be as soon as today. 

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