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Camille Vasquez ended the romance rumors around Johnny Depp.
The highly announced six -week libel trial ended last week in which the jury sided with the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor against his ex -wife Amber Heard. The star was awarded more than $ 10 million, supporting her claims that Heard lied about Depp abusing her before and during their brief marriage.
Vasquez, one of the film’s leading lawyers, quickly became a social media sensation during the television trial. Like many live-streamed the trial, viewers insisted the 37-year-old man was dating his client. Rumors escalated after the couple was spotted kissing at the Fairfax County Courthouse.
“I guess it comes from being a woman just doing her job,” the lawyer told People magazine on Thursday.
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“It’s frustrating that some outlets that are different are running it or saying that my associates with Johnny – who is a friend and who I have known and represented for four and a half years now – that my interactions in any way inappropriate or unprofessional.Disappointing to listen to.
“I take great care of my clients, and we’re obviously getting closer,” he continues. “But when I say we, I mean the whole team, and of course Johnny is included. And I’m Cuban and Colombian. I’m tactile. What do you want to tell me? I hug everyone. And I’m not ashamed of it.»
Vasquez added that “my job is my love” and “if I love, I love very much.”
The lawyer also revealed that he has a girlfriend and is “very happy in my relationship”. He also pointed out that “it is unethical for us to date our clients.”
Vasquez dated WeWork executive Edward Owen. The 38-year-old Briton met Vasquez in November at London’s gastropub The Cow, Britain’s DailyMail reported. Her new relationship with Owen, who lives in England, is far away.
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“It’s also an unethical accusation,” he said of the rumor involving his client. “It’s sexist. It’s not good and frustrating, but at the same time, it comes with territory. I can’t say I was too surprised. »
Vasquez said he is proud to represent Depp.
“This man is fighting for his life and it hurts my heart to see him every day having to sit there and listen to the most horrific allegations leveled against him,” he said of the man. 59 years old. “And if I can provide comfort, then of course I can, even if it’s holding his hand or letting him know we’re here and we’re going to fight for him because he got it.” »
On Tuesday, Vasquez became a partner with his law firm Brown Rudnick after winning a landslide victory in the actor’s defamation case.
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International law firm Brown Rudnick announced Vasquez’s promotion after he starred in Depp v. Heard of his intense scrutiny of the “Aquaman” actress.
“I am pleased that Brown Rudnick gave me their vote of confidence by joining me in the partnership,” Vasquez said in a statement. “I am proud of the exceptionally talented team that I have the privilege of leading, demonstrating teamwork and collaboration, and I look forward to continuing to represent Brown Rudnick’s culture of excellence.»
The judges concluded a trial that Depp hopes will help restore his reputation, even if it turns out to be a scene that provides a window into a violent marriage.
The seven -member panel, which witnessed an explosive two -month trial, also gave Heard, 36, $ 2 million in his counterclaim against Depp.
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Heard, who was stoic in court as the verdict was read, said he was saddened.
“I am even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It was a failure. It takes the clock back to a time where a woman who speaks and speaks can be embarrassed in public. It brings back the idea that violence against women should be taken seriously, ”she said in a statement.
Depp said “the jury gave me my life back. I’m really humble.”
“I hope that my search for the truth to be told has helped others, male or female, who have found themselves in my situation, and that those who support them will never stop,” he said in a statement.
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Depp sued Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court in an op-ed in December 2018 that he wrote in The Washington Post describing himself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.” His lawyers said he was insulted by the article even though it did not mention his name.
The jury ruled in Depp’s favor on all three of his claims regarding the specific statements in the 2018 article.
Rebecca Rosenberg of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.