She sparked romantic rumors about her sensitive displays with her famous client – now Camille Vasquez has been spotted with her real-life boyfriend.
She sparked rumors of a romance with her star client because of their sensitive displays in court – now the real-life boyfriend of lawyer Camille Vasquez has been revealed.
It has been reported that Ms Vasquez is in a relationship with Edward Owen, 38, a British executive at the co-working office company WeWork. The pair were photographed leaving a Ritz Carlton hotel in Virginia the day after Vasquez helped Johnny Depp win his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Ms. Vasquez became something of an internet celebrity during the televised and highly publicized trial, kicking off the rumor mill with her surprisingly tactile courtroom interactions with Depp. The pair were regularly seen hugging and laughing — which one expert says could be a well-planned tactic by Depp’s legal team.
“It looks flirty, but that’s probably the point,” body language expert Judi James told the Daily mail†
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, these ‘words’ seem straight out of the pages of [romance publishing company] Mills & Boon.
“Her behavior in the courtroom puts Depp back in the role of a romantic hero,” James theorized.
“To the loyal fans of Depp, these dramatic rituals will seem like confirmation. “If this smart, beautiful woman thinks he’s okay, maybe he is,” the implied message reads.
And footage filmed out of court showed Ms. Vasquez smiling and giggling when a paparazzo asked her directly if she and Depp were dating.
In fact, the Daily mail reports that Ms Vasquez has been dating London-based Mr Owen since November last year, when they met in a posh London pub. The couple has been in a long-distance relationship ever since.
Ms. Vasquez also drew attention at trial for her sometimes fiery cross-examination of Heard, noting at one point that the actress had compared powerful men to ships “like the Titanic” in the 2018 Washington Post Op-Ed Depp sued her.
“The iceberg are you, in this analogy, Miss Heard?” she asked—which Heard denied.
Ms. Vasquez, an attorney for major international firm Brown Rudnick, was reportedly not Depp’s first choice for legal representation, while famed attorney Kathleen Zellner initially planned to take the job.
“Vasquez isn’t exactly a rookie, but it’s unusual for an employee to take charge of such a large case. But she knew the evidence through and through and did an amazing job,” a source told the Daily mail†
“The plan was always to have Amber cross-examined by a female lawyer and that’s why Zellner was brought in, she had the star power and the big reputation.
“But in reality, the decision to bring her in was made way too late and there was no way she could have gotten up to speed in such a short time.”
Depp’s gamble paid off: The famed actor was awarded $10 million ($A14 million) in defamation damages and $5 million ($A7 million) in punitive damages.
Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Penney Azcarate reduced the jury’s punitive damages to Depp to $350,000 ($A487,000), the state’s legal limit, reducing his total damages to $10.4 million ($A14.49). million).
“We are grateful to the jury for their careful deliberations,” Ms. Vasquez told reporters out of court after the win.
“Today’s verdict confirms what we’ve said from the start — that the allegations against Johnny Depp are defamatory and unsupported by any evidence.”