The sixth and final week of the defamation case involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has passed.
Amber Heard has filed a counterclaim for $100 million against Johnny Depp, who is suing his ex-wife for $50 million. Following their meeting in 2009 on the production of The Rum Diary, Depp and Heard were wed from 2015 to 2016.
Both Depp and Heard testified in the slander lawsuit. Dr. Shannon Curry, a forensic psychologist for Johnny Depp, claimed Dr. Dawn Hughes, a forensic psychologist for Amber Heard, “misrepresented” tests and results utilized in her evaluation during the hearings on May 25.
Who Is Dr. Shannon Curry?
Clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Shannon Curry is giving testimony in the Depp v. Heard case. Dr. Curry is licensed in California and Hawaii and operates a counseling center in Orange County, California.
According to the website of Curry Psychology Group, she has 15 years of expertise providing psychological assessments, counseling, and research.
After being approached by Depp’s legal counsel in 2021, Dr. Curry conducted an evaluation of Heard’s mental state.
Dr Curry Alleges Heard’s Psychologist ‘Misrepresented’ Tests and Results
Heard was examined by Dr. Dawn Hughes in 2019 and given the PTSD diagnosis. Early in May, Dr. Hughes presented her knowledge to the court.
Depp’s forensic psychologist, Dr. Shannon Curry, claimed Dr. Dawn Hughes “misrepresented” the findings of her assessment on May 25.
Dr. Curry added that it was morally advised for psychologists to limit their reporting to the facts obtained and refrain from including any sensitive or private material that would jeopardize the dignity of any of the parties concerned.
She asserted that Dr Hughes, who hadn’t examined Depp, had incorporated some of Heard’s allegations of abuse when characterizing him.
Dr. Curry asserted that these conditions couldn’t be identified based on tests and psychological examination, while Dr. Hughes claimed she believed she used the phrase “obsessive jealous quite a few times.”
On May 25, Dr. Curry asserted that Heard had “exaggerated” her PTSD symptoms and denied that Heard actually had the condition.
Dr. Curry Accuses Amber Heard of ‘Defensiveness’
In addition to asserting that Dr. Hughes misrepresented Amber Heard‘s tests and results, Dr. Curry claimed Heard “exaggerated” her PTSD symptoms and “engaged in defensiveness” while undergoing testing.
Dr. Curry reportedly told FOX News: “She gave the personality evaluation inventory… It contains a number of scales that are excellent at spotting exaggeration, minimization, or even attempts to assert that you possess exceptionally positive traits. There were definite signs Ms. Heard acted defensively on that test.
Ms. Heard’s approach to several examinations, according to Dr. Curry, was “unusual.” “It seems to be influenced by the face validity of the test questions,” she continued. Therefore, if the exam appears to be assessing PTSD, her validity scales show exaggeration.
“If the test contains questions that are less face-valid, such as those on the personality test Dr. Hughes gave, where she finds it difficult to understand what the questions are asking… You may notice severe defensiveness in those… essentially portraying herself as flawless and devoid of any personality disorders or mental illnesses.
Due to an opinion piece, Amber Heard authored for the Washington Post in 2018, Johnny Depp is suing her for defamation. Heard is suing Depp in response. The case will go forward.
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