Camille Vasquez will represent Johnny Depp in an upcoming lawsuit in Los Angeles.
The case was brought by a film location manager who alleges that Depp assaulted him on set.
He claimed that Depp hit him twice in the ribs, yelled at him and eventually fired him.
Johnny Depp will reunite with his attorney, Camille Vasquez, next month for an upcoming trial, according to court documents Insider has seen.
Vasquez is named as one of Depp’s attorneys in a case brought against him by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, the location manager of Depp’s 2018 film “City of Lies.”
Brooks claimed in a civil complaint to the Los Angeles Superior Court that Depp had punched him twice in the ribs and then yelled, “I’ll give you $100,000 to hit me now!” while on the set of the movie in LA.
Brooks is suing for undisclosed damages related to 10 counts, including assault, emotional distress, wrongful termination and retaliation.
In the complaint, Brooks alleged that on April 13, 2017, when Depp informed Depp of filming restrictions on the film set, he became furious and verbally and physically assaulted him.
Brooks claimed that Depp’s breath “stank of alcohol”, and that Depp’s bodyguards had to physically restrain the actor after he assaulted Brooks. Brooks also claimed he was fired for refusing to remain silent about the incident.
Miriam Segal, who is also named as the defendant, was a producer for City of Lies.
“On the Monday following the incident, April 16, 2017, Plaintiff returned to the production office to work on finalizing the show,” Brooks’s attorneys wrote. “On arrival, the complainant was informed that Segal wanted him to write and sign a statement stating that he would not sue the production. When the complainant refused to write such a statement, his services were immediately terminated.”
Vasquez represented Depp in his defamation suit against Amber Heard, in which the jury found both Depp and Heard liable but awarded Depp more damages.
The jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages, saying Heard had defamed him for describing himself as a victim of domestic violence in an op-ed she published in the Washington Post in 2018 that did not directly mention Depp. Heard was awarded $2 million in damages over Depp’s attorney’s claim that her sexual assault allegations were a “hoax.”
During the trial, Vasquez became somewhat of a celebrity in her own right, with fans of Depp also throwing their support behind her on social media and outside the courthouse. Vasquez’s law firm later promoted her to partner.
She has denied having a romantic relationship with Depp, calling dating rumors “sexist.”
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