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Who is Camille Vazquez? Why Johnny Depp’s lawyer’s attention is going viral

Johnny Depp’s glamorous lawyer Camille Vasquez has a growing fan following of her own.

The 37-year-old attorney is drawing attention and praise for Amber Heard’s tough cross-examination on Tuesday.

Depp supporters line up outside a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia, to see or hug Vasquez, and videos of him online are garnering hundreds of millions of views.

Here’s what you need to know about the actor’s popular lawyer:

Who is Camille Vasquez?

Vasquez, 37, is an associate at the high-profile law firm Brown Rudnick, which is representing Depp in a $50 million defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Heard.

Based in its Orange County, California, office, Vasquez specializes in litigation and arbitration, according to the firm’s website. His focus is on plaintiffs’ defamation cases—such as the one Depp brought against Heard in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.

Vasquez graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2010 and magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2006.

She was named as “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America for 2021-2022 and she also speaks Spanish.

What is Camille Vasquez’s role in Depp’s trial?

As an associate of the firm representing Depp, Vasquez is one of several members of his legal team.

She’s questioned witnesses throughout the trial, but caught her eye during Heard’s cross-examination this week, when she often feuded with the actress on the stands.

Camille Vasquez was named “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America.
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Vazquez began the second day of Heard’s cross-examination on Tuesday, asking him about his claim that Depp had violated him with a bottle of Maker’s Mark Bourbon during a fight in Australia in March 2015.

“You’re the one who hit someone in Australia with a bottle, isn’t that right, Ms. Heard?” Vasquez asked. “You weren’t afraid of him at all, were you?”

“I didn’t attack Johnny in Australia. I never attacked Johnny,” Heard replied.

Vasquez was also heard to admit that she didn’t follow through on her promise to donate part of her $7 million divorce settlement to the ACLU – and pressured her to edit photos of herself with injuries or No.

“I never touched a picture,” Hurd insisted.

In another tense moment for Depp’s fans, Vasquez offered the actress a needle, suggesting that Depp helped her snag her role in “Aquaman.”

“No, Miss Vasquez. I got that role by auditioning,” Heard said.

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Johnny Depp fans line up outside the courtroom to meet his lawyer Camille Vasquez.
Poole / AFP via Getty Images

What are Depp fans saying about Camille Vasquez?

As Heard’s attorney, Ellen Breedhoft, attempts to redirect the actress, Vasquez’s almost constant objections make it nearly impossible for Heard to speak.

Most of his objections were upheld by Judge Penny Azkaret, and the lawyer, who wore a stylish white suit, garnered praise online for his aggressive and successful tactic—particularly from Depp’s fans, who called him “bad” and a Said “Queen”. ,

A TikTok garnered 17.9 million views on the platform in less than 24 hours.

On TikTok, the video with #CamilleVasquez has collectively garnered 541.8 million views.

She is also winning praise from lawyers, including a prominent attorney who called her the “unmatched star” of the trial.

Are Camille Vasquez and Johnny Depp dating?

A video of Vasquez and Depp hugging in court also went viral on Wednesday, sparking rumors about the nature of his relationship with his accused wife-beating client.

Even though Depp fans want to see the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor and Vasquez together, multiple outlets have reported that the two have a strictly professional relationship.

When asked by TMZ on Tuesday about a possible romantic partnership, Vasquez simply smiled.

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There are rumors that Johnny Depp is dating his lawyer, Camille Vasquez.
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