The libel lawsuit between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard has been a hot topic on social media in recent weeks.
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The appearance of Camille Vasquez, the famous actor's lawyer, aroused unexpected enthusiasm from the public.
Why has this rising star of American law been so talked about since the start of this highly publicized trial? Here are the main reasons.
Star at 37
Camille Vasquez is already recognized by her peers. In 2021, she earned Ones to Watch: The Best Lawyers in America recognition, which recognizes the most promising lawyers in the profession.
The one who specializes in cases of defamation and communication in crisis situations graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006 and then from Southwestern Law School in 2010.
The lawyer stood out for her tenacity and aggressiveness in the face of Amber Heard's statements.
The young lawyer even managed to make him confess that she had lied under oath by proving that the actress had not given to charitable organizations the $ 7 million she had obtained from her divorce with Johnny Depp.
Vasquez also got some attention after seeing Amber Heard's abuse allegations questioned.
She illustrated her point by showing photos taken of the actress at public events shortly after the violent events described to the jury.
Depp's new flame?
The phenomenon Camille Vasquez is running the rumor machine at full speed. Some Internet users even believe that the 58-year-old actor fell in love with his lawyer.
The main interested party, however, remained discreet about her links with the star of Pirates of the Caribbean.
However, a source consulted by TMZ denied the news. “It's nothing more than a ‘Fanfiction,'” she said.
Camille Vasquez would even be in a serious relationship with a British real estate agent for several months.
Why do people love him so much?
According to the New York Post, videos with the hashtag #CamilleVasquez got around 541.8 million views on TikTok.
Camille Vasquez's personality and outspokenness seem to have won the hearts of many admirers. She did not hesitate to show her fangs during the cross-examination of Amber Heard.
His Latin origins have also inspired several young people from this community in the United States.
Lucero Chavez Basilio, the president of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, an association representing lawyers of Latin origin, even believes that Camille Vasquez will encourage certain women to start studying law.
The latter told USA Today that Latin Americans represent only 2% of lawyers in the country.