Camille Vasquez Abogada is Johnny Depp’s attorney, representing him in his defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Weeks into the high-profile trial, rumors began flying that Depp is dating Vasquez. A viral video shows Vasquez being questioned on whether the two are romantically involved after photos of the two hugging were published by media outlets. Read on to watch the viral video and see Vasquez’s answer.
Vasquez and Depp shared hugs in the courtroom Tuesday, May 17, 2022, which prompted questions from a videographer and the internet.
“Hi Camille, the people want to know, are you dating Johnny Depp?” the videographer asked in a video that went viral May 18.
Vasquez laughed, but did not directly answer the question, the video shows.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Dating Rumors Are False, According to a Source Close to Depp
A source who is close to Depp denied the rumors that Depp and Vasquez are dating in an interview with Fox News.
“It’s 100%, entirely, unequivocally not true,” the source told Fox.
Fox News reported that Vasquez and Depp “repeatedly embraced” in the courtroom May 17, spurring speculation that the two were dating. A Fox Digital videographer pressed Vasquez on whether she was dating Depp.
“It’s all over the internet. Can you set the record straight?” the videographer asked Vasquez when she did not answer the question. “Yes or no?”
Vasquez continued smiling and walking, shaking her head. She turned her attention to a fan’s dog, waved at fans and hugged supporters.
TMZ further dispelled the dating rumors. The outlet reported Vasquez is not married, but said she is “happily taken,” – and not by Depp.
Vasquez Is Representing Depp in a $50 Million Defamation Case Against Heard & She Specializes in Representing Defamation Plaintiffs
Depp, 58, filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife, Heard, 36, over a 2018 op-ed. Depp’s legal team said claiming domestic abuse damaged his reputation and career. Heard filed a counter-lawsuit against Depp, saying his claim that the allegations were a “hoax” defamed her.
An Instagram page supporting Vasquez has shared a series of videos of the trial and photos of Vasquez. The page uses the hashtag “justiceforjohnnydepp,” often using hearts along with the hashtag. One photo showed Depp and Vasquez smiling at each other.
“They look good together!” one person commented, along with fire emojis.
The trial started April 11, 2022, and resumed May 16 after a scheduled weeklong break. The lawsuit was filed in 2019. The Washington Post op-ed that spurred the lawsuit does not specifically name Depp, but Depp’s suit claims it defamed him nonetheless. Heard describes herself as a survivor of domestic abuse in the piece.
“I want to ensure that women who come forward to talk about violence receive more support,” Heard wrote in the piece. “We are electing representatives who know how deeply we care about these issues. We can work together to demand changes to laws and rules and social norms — and to right the imbalances that have shaped our lives.”
Vasquez is based in Orange County, California and works as an associate at the Brown Rudnick Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, according to her profile. Before joining Brown Rudnick, she worked for a national Los Angeles-based firm, her profile says. Her specialty is in representing plaintiffs in defamation suits, like Depp’s case.
Closing arguments are expected May 27, 2022, when the jury will begin its deliberations, according to Time.