Attorney Camille Vasquez became a household name when she represented Johnny Depp in his headline-grabbing libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard – and won a $15 million jury verdict for her client. But it wasn’t just her courtroom skills that caught people’s attention. Romance rumors flourished throughout the trial, as many believed the chemistry between Vasquez and Depp proved their relationship was more than professional. However, the attorney denied the gossip, telling People he was simply her friend and client. “I think it’s part of being a woman just doing her job,” she mused. She also told the outlet that she didn’t like it when her professionalism was questioned, saying, “That’s disappointing to hear.”
In the end, however, she didn’t let the rumors deter her. In fact, Vasquez continued to praise Depp without shame. The couple’s professional relationship continued when Depp hired Vazquez to represent him again, this time in an assault lawsuit that went to trial in July. Vazquez has also reaped her own career perks following her big win for Depp: she was promoted to partner at her law firm, Brown Rudnick LLP. Rudnick himself gushed about her in a press release, saying, “Camille’s performance during the Johnny Depp trial proved to the world that she’s ready to take that next step now.” As it turns out, that step involves staying in the spotlight and take on her latest celebrity client.
Camille Vasquez’s latest celebrity client
Camille Vasquez has landed her next high-profile client, and according to TMZ, it’s another well-known actor who’s finding himself in hot water: Q’orianka Kilcher. Kilcher, best known for her role on Yellowstone, has been charged with two counts of workers’ compensation fraud; Vasquez and Brown Rudnick LLP attorney Steve Cook plan to defend her. As the outlet confirmed, the couple will represent the actor, who was claiming $96,838 in disability benefits to which she was not entitled, according to a July 11 news release from the California Department of Insurance.
According to department investigations, the actress injured her neck and right shoulder in October 2018, sought treatment and then suddenly stopped. However, she reportedly went to a doctor in October 2019 to say she had been unable to work for a year because of her pain. The health worker granted her a disability pension, which the ministry said she did not deserve because she had been working. Despite what she allegedly told the doctor, Kilcher filmed “Yellowstone” from July 2019 to October 2019.
She pleaded not guilty on May 27. Meanwhile, Vasquez and Rudnick told TMZ, “We are committed to defending Ms. Kilcher in this important case investigating the inherent failings of the disability compensation system.” They added that “Ms. Kilcher is a respected and seminal actress in Hollywood and we intend to clear their name.”