Now that Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard has come to an end, people are focusing on one of his lawyers, Camille Vasquez. If you followed the trial closely, Vasquez became a social media sensation overnight, as Depp supporters praised her during her cross-examination of Heard.
Unfortunately, some of those who watched the trial closely began to wonder aloud, if maybe Depp and Vasquez’s relationship was more than just professional. Now, Vasquez is speaking out against those rumors.
Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Finally Addresses Those Romance Rumors Between Her and the Actor
In an interview with People, Vasquez revealed she is a taken woman who is “very happy” in her relationship, and called the rumors about her and Johnny Depp “sexist,” adding that she resents even the idea that she would date one of her clients.
“I guess it comes with the territory of being a woman just doing her job,” Vasquez told People after a source called the romance rumors “entirely, 100 percent, unequivocally untrue.”
“It’s disappointing that certain outlets kind of ran with it or said that my interactions with Johnny — who is a friend and I’ve known and represented for four-and-a-half years now — that my interactions in any way were inappropriate or unprofessional,” Vasquez continued. “That’s disappointing to hear.”
While it’s not exactly sure why these rumors started, Vasquez wonders if it is simply because she offered Depp a congratulatory hug after a successful cross-examination. “I care very deeply about my clients, and we have obviously become close. But when I say we, I mean the entire team, and of course that includes Johnny,” Vasquez explained.
“And, I’m Cuban and Colombian. I’m tactile. What do you want me to say? I hug everyone. And I’m not ashamed about that,” the attorney continued before saying her “work is my love, and when I love, I love really deeply.”
“It’s also an unethical charge being made. It’s sexist,” she adds. “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 all that surprised.”
In the end, she says that Depp deserved his win in court, adding, “This man was fighting for his life and it broke my heart to see him day in and day out have to sit there and listen to the most horrific allegations being made against him. And if I could provide any bit of comfort, then, of course, I would do that, whether it’s holding his hand or letting him know that we were there and we were going to fight for him because he deserved it.”
Following her work on Johnny Depp’s case, Vasquez was promoted to partner in her firm.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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