After being swept up in the Me Too movement due to an op-ed by his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp took the matter to the jury in 2022. In one of the most publicized trials in history, with all of the couple’s dirty laundry being tossed around, Johnny Depp went on to win his defamation case.
The Virginia jury concluded that Amber Heard is liable to pay damages amounting to an of total $10.35 million. The Fantastic Beasts actor was represented by a fleet of lawyers, including Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez, who have since become celebrities in their own right.
Depp Joins the Shipping Trend
In one of the most absurd moments from the trial, the fans went ham on shipping Johnny Depp and his lawyer Camille Vasquez. The fans speculated that they were secretly dating, based on their interactions.
In reaction to all the speculations, Camille Vasquez described the rumors to be sexist. Furthermore, she stated how unethical it is to date her clients, calling the whole situation unfortunate and disappointing, she stated in an interview with People:
“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. That’s disappointing to hear”
While describing her relationship with the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, she stated how much it hurt her to see him day in and day out and have to sit there and listen to the allegations, she said:
“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. And, I’m Cuban and Colombian. I’m tactile. What do you want me to say? I hug everyone.”