Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made countless headlines throughout their defamation trial earlier this year. The Depp vs Heard case has made it once again into the limelight, but this time it is thanks to Johnny’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez. Her fans are now doubting her methods and understanding of the Depp vs Heard case. This was after a comment she made that was revealed in the documentary, Johnny vs Amber: The U.S. Trial.
The Depp vs Heard case
Amber Heard was married to Johnny Depp for a short while before she filed for divorce in 2016. Later on, she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post where she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse“. Johnny Depp felt the effects on his career as the world connected the dots and assumed he was the abuser. He opened a defamation case against Heard, suing her for $ 50 million. Then, Amber countersued him for $100 million.
Johnny Depp wins defamation case against Amber Heard. pic.twitter.com/Cm1S4UzhBH— Pop Base (@PopBase) June 1, 2022
The Depp vs Heard case went to trial, where the world saw an incredible display of cross-examinations from Johnny Depp’s legal team. Camille Vasquez made quite the name for herself with her brutal questioning of Amber Heard. Ultimately, the jury found Heard guilty and passed the verdict in Depp’s favor.
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Fans of Johnny Depp recently forked out a sum of money to gain access to the sealed court documents which revealed some new shocking claims. However, in light of the Depp vs Heard case documentary, fans of Camille Vasquez are starting to doubt her understanding of certain factors about the case.
In the first part of the documentary, there are behind-the-scenes shots of Johnny’s legal team planning their approach. Benjamin Chew and Camille Vasquez were discussing their tactics over the fact that Johnny is a known drinker and substance abuser. “We’re going to be honest,” said Chew. “But, I mean to do it upfront. To say, ‘Yeah, he drinks and he uses drugs’… so does she [Heard].”
Vasquez responded that this part of the Depp vs Heard case had always confused her. “That’s the part of the case I’ve never understood. He’s either drunk and high and incapable of even standing up, or he’s drunk and high and able to attack her, chase her, and land blows.” At this point, Chew said: “And keep it all hidden,” while Vasquez says simultaneously, “It just doesn’t make sense.”
Opinions from the internet
A Reddit thread opened up about the comments made by Vasquez on the Depp vs Heard case documentary. Many people are not happy with her comments. One Reddit user, @Its_Alive_74, said: “What an incredibly stupid argument. It’s very common for people who are drunk or high to assault others. If she actually thinks this, I would wonder how someone like her was capable of graduating law school.”
Then, @catinobsloeteshower said, “So I guess everyone who has been abused by drunks is lying. Great job Camille, always keeping it up with the victim blaming as you do.”
Twitter also gained a lot of commentary over Camille Vasquez. One person called @iBelieveYouA tweeted: “Imagine being this ignorant. She’s clearly been blessed with never being around an addict. This statement is beyond ridiculous.”
Lastly, @cocainecross tweeted their dislike of Camille and her tactics. They said: “I genuinely loathe Camille Vasquez because of how all her defenses surrounding [domestic violence] and [intimate partner violence] stem from stereotypes and victim blaming tropes. Nobody would be taking her seriously if her target wasn’t Amber, she is genuinely bad at her job.”
Keep Reading: Why So Many Love Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Camille Vasquez
- “Camille Vasquez Slammed For Saying Drunk or High Depp Couldn’t Attack Heard.” Newsweek. Jamie Burton. September 21, 2022.
- “Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial documentary to be released this month.” NME. Adam Starkey. September 15, 2022.
- “Camille Vasquez reveals the one part of the Depp vs Heard case she ‘never understood’. Unilad. Daisy Phillipson. September 20, 2022.