Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Appears To Laugh At Doctor's Bizarre Reaction To Willy Wonka Question
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Footage shows Johnny Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez appearing to laugh in disbelief as a testimony from a psychiatrist took a bizarre turn. You can watch the unusual moment here:
Dr Spiegel was called to the stand today (23 May) by Amber Heard's legal team as Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife entered its final week.
Under cross-examination, Depp's lawyer Wayne Dennison questioned statements the psychiatrist had made about the effects of the Pirates of the Caribbean star's substance usage on the brain.
Spiegel previously said of the fact that Depp used an earpiece while filming: "Part of that could have been due to the fact that he confessed to doing a movie entirely wasted, so it would be harder to do that.
"You can tell the processing speed was down. If your thinking rate is down - I'm talking about so slow when we're trying to move onto other questions you're still trying to process the original data passed on to us.
"Fortunately during this trial I see Mr. Depp's cognition has improved so I commend him on that."
When asked about this by Depp's team, the doctor said: "I'm judging yours right now, you're judging mine, we all judge processing speed. As a baseline, because of what we know about each other, I would say that your processing speed is not slow," causing both Dennison and Vasquez to chuckle.
Dennison then brought up Depp's portrayals in other movies and how this impacted Spiegel's analysis of processing speeds, asking: "Willy Wonka doesn't matter to you? You've seen that movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, did you look at that one when you were comparing processing speeds?"
But instead of answering the question, Spiegel rubbed his chin while rolling his tongue around his mouth. After a few moments of silence, he turned to judge Penney Azcarate and said: “Do I have to answer that question, your honour?”
She responded: "You have to answer questions, yes sir," to which the psychiatrist 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 and his lawyer Benjamin Chew appeared perplexed by the answer, while Vasquez could be seen smiling as she turned her head in dismay.
Today marks the final week of Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife where he's seeking $50 million (£38.2 million) in damages over domestic abuse claims she made in a 2018 article in The Washington Post.
Although the trial was supposed to end last week, the date was extended to make room for new testimonies and evidence.
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Topics: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard