Johnny Depp’s victory over Amber Heard was made possible by his powerful attorney Camille Vasquez. They were even rumored to be dating, but Camille quickly debunked the claims. Now, Johnny and Camille are preparing for another court battle.
According to Radar Online, when Johnny Depp takes on film worker Gregg “Rocky” Brooks in court, he will be accompanied by his right-hand woman. The City of Lies star opted to re-hire powerhouse attorney Camille Vasquez, who was crucial in his $15 million defamation lawsuit victory over ex-wife Amber Heard.
Randall A. Smith, a partner at Brown Rudnick’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, where Vasquez is an associate, will also represent Depp. In terms of their forthcoming legal battle, Brooks filed a complaint against Depp in July 2018, alleging that the actor hit him on the set of the crime film City of Lies.
According to court documents, Brooks, who was working as a location manager at the time, accused Depp of “inflicting emotional distress” on him. He also stated that their disagreement began when he told the actor that they were shooting the past the time of their permit. In his reaction, Depp refuted the charges, claiming that he acted in “self-defense” and that Brooks “provoked” the claimed fight.
The Black Mass star also claimed they had settled their feud before going to court.
“I had my assistant bring a bottle of wine. And we toasted in I think paper cups. And, you know, no harm, no foul. I apologized. He apologized. Gave him a hug. We embraced. You know, I hugged him. And everything was cool. As a matter of fact, he asked for a selfie with me. And so I took a selfie with him.”
After defeating Heard in his long-awaited defamation trial, Depp is preparing to confront Brooks in court. A seven-person jury in Virginia awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages on Wednesday. The latter was then decreased to the state’s statutory cap or legal limit of $350,000.
Heard was eventually awarded $2 million in compensatory damages. “While we respect the jury’s decision, it has no relevance to Mr. Brooks’ case in Los Angeles,” Brooks’ lawyer Pat Harris told The Sun after a verdict was reached. “Brooks’ case is not about two Hollywood celebrities involved in a toxic relationship,” added Harris. “It is about the assault of a hard-working film crew member by the star of the production. Mr. Brooks looks forward to his day in court.”
Johnny had just finished a long legal battle when another landed on him. Let’s see if Johnny and his attorney can prevail in this case as well. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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