Camille Vasquez To Defend Johnny Depp In New Court Case Next Month

The trial is set to begin on July 25 in the Los Angeles, US.

Actor Johnny Depp is set to be represented in court by attorney Camille Vasquez for a second time. Ms Vasquez attained celebrity status during Mr Depp’s highly publicised defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard. 

Now, alongside fellow Brown Rudnick partner Randall Smith, the 37-year-old attorney will defend the Pirates of the Caribbean star in a personal injury lawsuit filed against him by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, location manager on the movie City of Lies

According to the Independent, Mr Brooks has alleged that Mr Depp “maliciously and forcefully” punched him twice in the ribs before saying he would pay him $100,000 to punch him back in the face. The incident had taken place back in April 2017. Mr Brooks has also claimed that the Hollywood actor’s actions were “intentional and malicious” and intended to cause him to “suffer humiliation”.

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Moreover, according to Mr Brooks, Mr Depp’s “intoxication and temper created a hostile, abusive and unsafe work environment”. In the court documents, the location manager has also claimed that he was fired from the movie when he would not sign a release waiving his right to sue over the incident. 

On the other hand, as per the outlet, Mr Depp’s attorneys do not admit that the actor or his co-defendants hit Mr Brooks. However, they have argued that his injuries were due to “self-defence/defence of others”, and that Mr Brooks himself “provoked” the actions that resulted in his own injuries. 

The trial is set to begin on July 25 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, United States. Camille Vasquez will be returning to court alongside Johnny Depp for the lawsuit. 

Ms Vasquez was promoted to partner at Brown Rudnick after the Amber Heard defamation trial in Fairfax County, Virginia. Over the seven weeks that the court was in session, the 37-year-old attorney became something of a celebrity for Mr Depp’s numerous supporters at the courthouse and online. 

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She had fearlessly cross-examined Amber Heard. Among the highlights had been when she asked Ms Heard whether the $7 million divorce settlement amount had been donated to charity by her, as promised. After Ms Heard tried to avoid answering it directly by stating that she had “pledged” the money to different charities, Ms Vasquez pointed out the misdirection by saying “Ms Heard, respectfully, that’s not my question.”

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