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A representative for Amber Heard talks about Johnny Depp’s attorney giving interviews after his defamation trial.
Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez and Ben Chiu will be interviewing on Good Morning America and Today on Wednesday, and a spokesperson for Heard called recent appearances a “triumph roll.”
“It’s as inappropriate as it is unprofessional that Johnny Depp’s legal team chose to take a triumphant tour to fall behind decades on how women are treated in the courtroom. What next? A movie and business deal?” The spokesperson shared with Fox News Digital.
Depp sued Heard for defamation after the actress wrote an op-ed in 2018 referring to herself as a domestic violence survivor. Although she did not mention Depp by name, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor claimed that the article affected his career.
Amber’s lawyer is heard calling Johnny Depp’s law to win a ‘major setback’ for women, ‘suppressed evidence’ in cities
Depp originally received $10 million in damages and $5 million in punitive damages. However, the judge reduced the punitive damages to $350,000 due to the Virginia law.
Since the trial began, Depp’s lawyer has been praised on social media for helping the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star win his defamation lawsuit.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Vasquez became a partner in her law firm after the work she did on Depp’s case. The 37-year-old was an assistant to Brown Rudnick when the trial began.
“We are delighted to welcome Camille to the partnership,” William Baldega, CEO of Brown Rudnick, said in a press release. “Historically, we’ve kept this announcement for the end of our fiscal year. But Camille’s performance during Johnny Depp’s trial proved to the world that she’s ready to take that next step now.”
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“We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to what she will achieve as our newest partner.”
Also on Tuesday, Depp made his TikTok debut where he shared a video thanking his fans for their “steadfast” support throughout the trial.
Meanwhile, after the sentencing, Heard’s sister Whitney Heard shared a letter of support for her sister.
“I still stand with you, Sissi,” Henriquez wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself and your testimony here in Virginia and the UK, and for being the voice of so many who can’t speak for the things going on behind the doors. We knew this was going to be an uphill battle and that the cards were stacked against us. But you stood up and spoke Regardless. “
Henriquez testified on Heard’s behalf during the trial.
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And she continued, “I am honored to testify for you, and I will do it a million times because I know what I saw and because the truth is on your side forever.” “I am so sorry it was not reflected in this jury’s decision, but I will never forsake you, nor anyone who stands with you. Forever by your side…”
Henriquez accused Depp of hitting her during the infamous staircase fight that occurred in 2015.
She told the jury, “I’m standing there with my back to the stairs. Then Johnny went up the stairs.” “He came after me, and hit me in the back. I heard Amber screaming, ‘Don’t hit my sister.’ She hits him and one goes down.”
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Last week, Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bridehoft, released her voice on NBC’s “CBS Mornings” and “TODAY,” a day after defamation trial She concluded, turning the verdict into a message about future accusations of women and domestic violence.
In her CBS appearance, Heard’s attorney called Depp’s win a “major setback for women,” citing a “huge amount of evidence” for the actress and telling hosts Gail King, Tony Docobel and Nate Burleson that much of that evidence “has been hidden.” “
The lawyer also took to both channels to discuss the impact of social media jury decisiontold TODAY on NBC that jurors have undoubtedly witnessed the social media frenzy surrounding the high-profile case because they “have families” and their personal lives, too.
Fox News’ Taylor Benley and Lauren Overholtz contributed to this report.