- Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, has said rumors that she is dating her client are “sexist”.
- She told People Magazine that Depp was “fighting for his life” during the defamation case.
- Vasquez reiterated that she was in a happy relationship, again dispelling the rumors.
Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, said in an interview with People Magazinethat the rumors circulating around her and her client Johnny Depp are “sexist”.
In the interview, Vasquez, who has a boyfriend, said she was “very happy in my relationship” and reiterated that it was “unethical for us to date our clients.”
The rumours, like many dynamics of the lawsuit, have lit up the internet.
“It’s sexist,” she told People. “It’s unfortunate and it’s disappointing, but at the same time it kind of comes with the territory. I can’t say I was that surprised.”
“This man was fighting for his life and it broke my heart to see him day in and day out having to sit there and listen to the most horrific allegations leveled against him. And if I could provide some comfort, then, of course I would, whether it was holding his hand or letting him know we were here and we were going to fight for him because he deserved it,” Vasquez told the outlet.
On June 1, jurors found Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard liable for defamation against each other. The jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages, finding that Heard defamed him for portraying himself as a victim of domestic violence in an op-ed she published in The Washington Post in 2018 that did not name not directly Depp. Heard was awarded $2 million in damages due to Depp’s attorney’s claim that his sexual assault allegations were a “hoax”.
Vasquez recently made headlines for his involvement in the high-profile lawsuit. The Orange County attorney was part of Depp’s eight-person legal team and, according to her biography on the firm’s website, Vasquez works as a litigation associate for international law firm Brown Rudnick. , focusing on defamation suits on the plaintiffs’ side.
After her intense questioning of Heard during the trial (which earned her a lot of attention on social media), Vasquez was promoted to partner at her law firm, Brown Rudnick.
“Historically, we’ve reserved this announcement for the end of our fiscal year. But Camille’s performance at the Johnny Depp trial proved to the world that she’s ready to take that next step now,” said William Baldiga, chairman- managing director of Brown Rudnick. , said in a press release earlier this week.