After the Amber Heard trial, Camille Vasquez will again be representing Johnny Depp in a separate trial for an alleged 2017 assault.

Power attorney Camille Vasquez will soon be right back in the courtroom to again defend Johnny Depp. As millions watched from around the world, Vasquez represented Depp in his recent defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard. The coverage turned Vasquez into a celebrity and winning the trial earned her a promotion to partner at her law firm.

Depp was also clearly happy with the job Vasquez did for him in court. Per Entertainment Tonight, Vasquez will again represent Depp in regard to a separate lawsuit filed against the former Pirates of the Caribbean star for an assault that allegedly happened in 2017. Greg “Rocky” Brooks claims that he was working as a location manager on Depp’s film City of Lies when he was punched multiple times in the ribs by the actor on the set. Brooks also claims Depp’s breath smelled of alcohol and that Depp had taunted Brooks by offering him $100,000 to hit him back.

Through the lawsuit, which was filed in 2018 and will go to the courtroom on July 25, 2022, Brooks says the incident caused him to suffer emotional distress and he’s seeking monetary damages. Depp has denied that things happened the way Brooks has described. ET notes that Depp’s lawyers have a key witness in script supervisor Emma Danoff, who was present for the altercation and has submitted a sworn statement describing what happened quite differently. Per Danoff, Depp had actually come to the aid of a homeless Black woman after Brooks allegedly spouted “racial and derogatory” comments at her.

“He immediately stood up from our shared seat on the edge of a planter bench and went over to Brooks to stand up for the woman,” Danoff explained. “Mr. Depp said to Mr. Brooks, ‘You can’t talk to her like that. Do you think she is something less than you? Who do you think you are? How dare you?’”

According to Danoff, Depp never physically attacked Brooks, nor did he make the $100,000 offer as described in the complaint. She also claims to have 40 time-stamped photos to prove her story.

Camille Vasquez Was Made Partner After the Depp v Heard Trial

There’s not much surprise in seeing Camille Vasquez back in Johnny Depp’s corner for his next legal battle. Her law firm, Brown Rudnick, announced shortly after the Depp v Heard trial that Vasquez had been promoted to partner. This reportedly followed a bidding war between law firms as Brown Rudnick sought to retain the popular power of attorney.

“We are delighted to welcome Camille to the partnership,” Brown Rudnick’s William Baldiga said in the announcement. “Historically, we have reserved this announcement for the end of our fiscal year. But Camille’s performance during the Johnny Depp trial proved to the world that she was ready to take this next step now. We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to what she will accomplish as our newest partner.”

The court date for Depp’s next trial with Brooks is set for July 25, 2022.

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