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Embattled Kanye West hires Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez

Kanye West has hired Johnny Depp’s fierce attorney who helped him beat ex-wife Amber Heard’s defamation suit, according to a report Friday.

The embattled rapper snapped up 38-year-old lawyer Camille Vasquez and others to oversee his business deals and contracts, sources close to West told TMZ.

The 45-year-old “Gold Digger” rapper has reportedly faced financial fallout over the wild anti-Semitic attacks he leveled on Twitter earlier this month.

Kanye West has faced immense backlash over anti-Semitic comments earlier in October.
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West stirred up controversy on Oct. 10 when he tweeted that he was “going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” prompting the fashion firm Balenciaga to cut ties with him this week.

Vasquez, who specializes in litigation and arbitration for the firm Brown Rudnick, represented Depp in his bombshell case against Heard from April to June.

Actor Johnny Depp and his attorney Camille Vasquez appear in the courtroom during a break at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 19, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse."
Johnny Depp hired Camille Vasquez for his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.

Johnny Depp lawyer Camille Vasquez makes a statement outside the Fairfax County Courthouse_on June 1, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. The jury in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case awarded Depp $15 million in damages to his career over an op-ed Heard wrote in the Washington Post in 2018.
Camille Vasquez will help out Kanye West with business deals and contracts.

Vasquez rose to fame during Depp's defamation trial.
Camille Vasquez rose to fame during Depp’s defamation trial.

At points during the trial, the lawyer herself went viral as rumors swirled that she was dating the “Pirates of Caribbean Star.” Others praised her for her aggressive legal tactics.

In the case, Depp sued Heard over an op-ed she wrote in the The Washington Post referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Actor Johnny Depp talks with his attorney Camille Vasquez after she spoke during rebuttal during closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse."
Camille Vasquez’s litigation helped earn Johnny Depp millions of dollars in damages.

Attorney Camille Vasquez and actor Johnny Depp, listen in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 23, 2022.
Camille Vasquez specializes in litigation and arbitration for the firm Brown Rudnick.

Actor Johnny Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez gives a statement to the media outside the Fairfax County Courthouse Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. A jury awarded Johnny Depp more than $10 million on Wednesday in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, vindicating his stance that Heard fabricated claims that she was abused by Depp before and during their brief marriage.
Some thought Camille Vasquez was dating her client, Johnny Depp, during his defamation trial.

The jury awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

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