Whereas actor Johnny Depp has received his $50 million defamation trial in opposition to his ex-wife Amber Heard, the trial is as a lot of successful for the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, as it’s for one among his legal professionals, Camille Vasquez.
After a 13-hour deliberation, the jury sided with Depp. The famed actor was awarded US$10 million (A$14 million) in defamation compensatory damages and US$5 million in punitive damages. Heard additionally received US$2 million (A$2.78 million) in compensation and $0 in punitive charges, with the jury agreeing with Heard’s declare she was defamed by Depp’s lawyer after she referred to as her abuse allegations a hoax.
A accomplice at Brown Rudnick, Mr Chew has represented the likes of musician Cher, and prosecuted an arbitration declare in opposition to the Republic of Ghana on the Worldwide Prison Courtroom.
Nonetheless, it was the 37-year-old who was arguably probably the most public lawyer on Depp’s defence team. The Californian native is an affiliate at Brown Rudnick, the place her bio states she’s had “in depth expertise” at dealing with “repute administration and disaster communications points” for her shoppers.
Coming to fame after representing Steven Avery from the Netflix collection Making A Assassin, Zellner’s bio says she was a guide on Depp’s case, nonetheless she was not listed as a part of the authorized team who would seem earlier than the court docket.
“Vasquez just isn’t precisely a rookie, nevertheless it’s uncommon to have an affiliate taking cost in such an enormous case. However she knew the proof inside out and has accomplished an excellent job,” they stated.
“The plan was all the time to have a feminine lawyer cross-examine Amber and that was why Zellner was introduced into the case, she had the star energy and the massive repute.
“However in actuality, the choice to carry her in was taken method too late and there was no method she may have gotten in control in such a brief area of time.”
‘I hope Johnny and her fall in love’
Ms Vasquez’s efficiency throughout the infamous trial has earned her a passionate fan base.
All through the trial, Ms Vasquez was counseled for her sturdy cross-examination of Heard.
Zellner described her because the “unmatched star of the Depp trial”.
“Our sources inform us Camille is fortunately taken,” they reported.
Onlookers famous that all through the trial, Ms Vasquez and Depp appeared fairly shut and “flirtatious”. The pair had been photographed hugging in court docket, with Depp whispering in her ear and pulling out her chair.
“It seems flirtatious however that’s most likely the purpose,” Ms James instructed the Every day Mail.
“My choice to pursue this case, understanding very nicely the peak of the authorized hurdles that I’d be going through and the inevitable, worldwide spectacle into my life, was solely made after appreciable thought,” he stated.
“I want to acknowledge the noble work of the Choose, the jurors, the court docket employees and the Sherriffs who’ve sacrificed their very own time to get thus far, and to my diligent and unwavering authorized team who did a rare job in serving to me share the reality.
“The most effective is but to come back and a brand new chapter has lastly begun.”