Published on: June 17, 2022 at 16:05 IST
Attorney Camille Vasquez will appear in Court for the second time to represent actor Johnny Depp. Ms Vasquez gained fame as a result of Mr. Depp’s high-profile defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
The 37-year-old lawyer will now represent the Pirates of the Caribbean star in a personal injury lawsuit filed against him by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, location manager for the film City of Lies, and fellow Brown Rudnick partner Randall Smith.
Mr Brooks claims that Mr Depp “maliciously and forcefully” punched him twice in the ribs before offering him $100,000 to strike him back in the face, according to the Independent. The incident occurred in April of 2017. Mr Brooks further alleged that the Hollywood actor’s actions were “intentional and malicious” and intended to humiliate him.
Furthermore, Mr Brooks alleges that Mr Depp’s “intoxication and temper created a hostile, abusive, and unsafe work environment.” According to the court documents, the location manager was fired from the film because he refused to sign a release waiving his right to suit over the event.
According to the outlet, Mr Depp’s attorneys deny that the actor or his co-defendants hit Mr Brooks. They have argued, however, that his injuries were caused by “self-defense/defence of others,” and that Mr Brooks “provoked” the actions that resulted in his own injuries.
The trial is scheduled to begin on July 25 in Los Angeles County Superior Court in the United States. Camille Vasquez will be back in court alongside Johnny Depp for the case.
After the Amber Heard defamation trial in Fairfax County, Virginia, Ms Vasquez was promoted to partner at Brown Rudnick. During the seven weeks that the court was in session, the 37-year-old attorney became something of a celebrity among Mr Depp’s many supporters both inside and outside the courtroom and online.