As the legal conflict between Hollywood heavyweights Johnny Depp’s and Amber Heard plays out on televisions across the world. Camille Vasquez, Mr. Johnny Depp’s attorney, has emerged as a new star.
In the midst of the defamation case her client filed against his ex-wife. The young California attorney has captured the interest of millions. Ms. Vasquez, 37, has gained fans for her sassy legal demeanour and has unwittingly become an unusual co-star of the show.
Social media is flooded with T-shirts bearing her name and hashtags adoring her.
A two-minute video of Ms. Vasquez repeatedly interrupting Ms. Heard’s lawyer to “object”—a term used legally to make a formal protest in court has received well over 27 million views on TikTok.
Even on social media, users have “objected” to their friends and family in conversation as a result of the viral video. Videos on TikTok with the hashtag #CamilleVasquez have received hundreds of millions of views overall.
One of the numerous tweets about her stated, “I am still a Johnny Depp lover.” But I’m also a huge Camille Vasquez fan now.
Ms. Vasquez, who was born in San Francisco of Cuban and Colombian parents, graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006 and the Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in 2010.
She has worked as an associate at the prestigious legal firm Brown Rudnick for the last four years. Johnny Depp hired them to represent him in his $50 million (£40 million) defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. Nine lawyers from the firm are taking part in the trial, including her.
She focuses on defending plaintiffs in defamation disputes like she does for Mr. Depp. Ms. Vasquez is an expert in litigation and arbitration.
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However, Ms. Vasquez is arguably best known to her newfound admirers for her numerous objections. And for a series of contentious encounters with Ms. Heard.
Over the course of two days of cross-examination. Ms. Vasquez attempted to undermine Ms. Heard’s testimony of her problematic marriage to Mr. Depp in the hopes that the jury would find contradictions in her claims.