Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were involved in a heated defamation lawsuit that drew a lot of attention to their personal lives. Amber lost the trial and was ordered to pay $15 million in damages to her ex-husband. A YouTuber who often backed Johnny throughout his trial against Heard was recently served with a cease-and-desist letter.
NBC News reports that pro-Johnny Depp YouTuber was circulating lies and conspiracy theories about an employee of Amber Heard’s public relations firm. It was stated in a cease-and-desist letter by a law firm. According to public real estate license records, Laura Bockoven was previously a real estate salesperson in Massachusetts and regularly defends Depp on Twitter and YouTube.
The cease-and-desist letter was sent to Bockoven on Thursday by the law firm Bergeson LLP. It says Bockoven falsely claimed that a Twitter account that regularly defends Heard in viral threads belongs to Crisanta White, a publicist at Shane Communications, a firm contracted by the actress to manage her public relations. White said in a public statement on her website that she has faced targeted harassment from Depp’s fans, including having her family’s addresses posted online.
Bockoven has over 70,000 Twitter followers and calls herself an “internet journalist” in her bio. On Wednesday, she tweeted a thread implying that White was behind the account k4mil1aa, better known as Kamilla. “I have always prided myself on having an outstanding reputation,” White wrote in her statement. “In turn, I am taking legal action against Laura.”
“This you Kamilla?” Bockoven tweeted Wednesday, along with a Deadline article, announcing Shane Communications’ hiring of White. Bockoven and her followers then appeared to compare White, a Black woman, to a drawing of a Black woman that Kamilla has used as her Twitter profile picture. Bockoven had not deleted the tweets at the time of publication.
“Ms. White has no relation to ‘Kamilla’s’ Twitter account. Ms. White has never posted to @k4mil1aa and does not know the identity of the real ‘Kamilla,’” said the cease-and-desist letter sent to Bockoven from Shane Communications.
“We are hard pressed to understand why you think Ms. White is Kamilla. Is it because both women are African-American? Regardless, your false accusation against Ms. White has resulted in a steady stream of harassment and threats by people who believe your claim and are likeminded with respect to the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation case.”
When reached by phone, White stated that she is unrelated to Kamilla’s account. Kamilla, who did not provide her full name to protect her privacy, has said that she is not White in tweets and direct messages. “I’ve said time and time again that shes not me,” Kamilla tweeted Thursday and since then she has deactivated her account. Her previous profile picture was a famous artwork of a Black lady by Sam Yang, a Toronto-based artist with 2 million Instagram followers. “I am not that woman. Move on,” Kamilla tweeted later Thursday.
Despite Depp’s victory in the trial and in garnering public support, the pro-Depp fan community has continued to work to counter the actor’s critics. Let’s see if Johnny ever addresses this. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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