Actor Johnny Depp is represented in court for the second time by attorney Camille Vasquez. Vasquez achieved celebrity status during Depp’s much-discussed defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Now, along with fellow Brown Rudnick partner Randall Smith, the 37-year-old attorney will… pirates of the caribbean star in a personal injury lawsuit filed against him by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, the film’s location manager City of Lies†
According to the IndependentBrooks has claimed 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 took place in April 2017. Brooks has also claimed that the Hollywood actor’s actions were “deliberate and malicious” and intended to cause him to be “humiliated”.
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In addition, according to Mr Brooks, Mr Depp’s “drunkenness and temper have created a hostile, abusive and unsafe work environment”. In the court documents, the location manager also claimed that he was fired from the film for not signing a waiver waging his right to sue the incident.
On the other hand, according to the outlet, Mr Depp’s lawyers are not admitting that the actor or his co-defendants beat Mr Brooks. However, they have argued that his injuries were due to “self-defense/defense of others”, and that Mr Brooks himself “provoked” the actions that resulted in his own injuries.
The trial begins on July 25 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, United States. Camille Vasquez will return to court along with Johnny Depp for the trial.
Ms. Vasquez was promoted to partner at Brown Rudnick after Amber Heard’s libel trial in Fairfax County, Virginia. During the seven weeks that the court was in session, the 37-year-old lawyer became something of a celebrity to Mr Depp’s many supporters in the courthouse and online.
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She had fearlessly cross-examined Amber Heard. One of the highlights was when she asked Ms. Heard if the $7 million divorce settlement amount had been donated by her to charity, as promised. After Ms. Heard tried not to answer directly by stating that she had “pled the money to various charities,” Ms. Vasquez pointed out the deception by saying, “Mrs. Heard, with respect, that’s not my question.”