Beyond Johnny Depp as his lawyer Camille Vasquez has his own fan base | Johnny Depp

JO’Neal Depp sues ex-wife amber heard For defaming him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which Heard suggested the actor had severely abused her — an accusation Depp believes ruined his career. But with a week left in the high-profile controversy, another star has emerged from Depp’s legal team ace Camille Vasquez.

The hashtag #camillevasquez has over 980 million TikTok impressions.a video her quick objection Heard’s lead lawyer Elaine Bredehoft has nearly 30 million views.The title of the two-minute TikTok video she was interrupted in court with — “Where did this woman get her degree?” — coincided with a 1,820 percent increase in Google searches for Vasquez’s alma mater, Southwestern Law School, research Higher education website Erudera show. (Searches for Vasquez’s undergraduate institution, USC, increased 127%.) Another TikTok compared Vasquez to Rachel Zane, the legal eagle Meghan Markle comes out exist Suit.

dramatic white suit Some of the testimony Vasquez wore at the hearing may have been the topic of the most buzz since Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination.Shortly after Disney+ released a trailer for Marvel’s “She-Hulk” on Wednesday, Vasquez has inspirational memes. Depp Supporters Ambushed Vasquez Outside Fairfax County Courthouse . Hugs and Selfies.

The previously unknown Vasquez dealt mostly with internal company grievances before signing on for a decade-long celebrity trial, so what’s so flattering?

Vasquez was born in San Francisco to parents from Cuba and Colombia. She is currently a partner at Brown-Rudnick, and last year she was named one of Best Lawyers Magazine’s “People to Watch.” She previously assisted Depp in cases against his former lawyer Jack Bloom and former business manager Jo Mandel.

After keeping a relatively low profile for much of the trial’s gavel-to- gavel coverage, Vasquez, 37, stepped in and stepped into the spotlight for lead lawyer Ben Chew to handle Amber Heard’s witness testimony. Vasquez, a young woman like Heard, seemed more suited to interrogation than middle-aged Chew.

Vasquez shook her head, rolled her eyes, donned Breidhooft while questioning her client, and announced herself to the camera. Vasquez has raised many successful objections, preventing Bredehoft from establishing facts that might benefit her clients. At times, Vasquez buzzes before Bredehoft asks her questions. After an ongoing objection, Judge Penny Azkarat told Breidhooft to reopen her question. After a pause, Breidhooft gasped, “I’m working hard, I’m working hard.”

Vasquez’s performance sought to undercut the impact of Heard’s testimony, while diverting attention from some of the devastating physical evidence against Depp, including threatening text messages and Heard’s sworn allegations of abuse and assault.

Camille Vasquez hugs her client Johnny Deep in a Virginia courtroom.
Camille Vasquez hugs her client Johnny Deep in a Virginia courtroom. Photo: Brendan Smyalowski/AFP/Getty Images

During her own cross-examination, Vasquez attacked Hurd’s credibility. Among other things: Vasquez showed a picture of Heard unharmed after the actor was accused of abuse, and reiterated that Heard broke his promise to drop the divorce settlement from Depp.

Her response in the court of public opinion was reminiscent of Johnny Cochran’s mid-’90s star turn during the OJ Simpson trial. One commenter against TikTok called Vasquez “the Hermione of the law.” Another gushed: “I love that she knows when Amber is playing with words and she stops her immediately.”

Vasquez’s interaction with Depp has sparked rumors of romantic entanglement between the pair – an idea Vazquez smiles When a paparazzi advises outside the courthouse. (Vasquez is said to be implicated with a British estate agent.) More likely, the touch and hug between Depp and Vasquez — as body language experts have speculated — was to make Depp general appear softer.

Her star turn is further evidence of the bizarre way this defamation trial has become a TV blockbuster. Having a powerful lawyer in court is one thing, having your own fan base is another.

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