Johnny Depp’s attorneys are taking a ‘victory lap’ following the verdict, Amber Heard’s spokesperson claims

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

A representative for Amber Heard is speaking out regarding Johnny Depp’s attorneys holding interviews following the defamation trial. 

Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew, Depp’s attorneys, will conduct interviews on “Good Morning America” and the “Today” show on Wednesday, and a spokesperson for Heard has called the recent appearances a “victory lap.”

“It is as unseemly as it is unprofessional that Johnny Depp’s legal team has chosen to do a victory lap for setting back decades of how women can be treated in the courtroom. What’s next? A movie deal and merchandising?” the spokesperson shared with Fox News Digital.

Amber Heard is seen inside the courtroom during the $50 million Depp vs Heard defamation trail in Virginia.

Amber Heard is seen inside the courtroom during the $50 million Depp vs Heard defamation trail in Virginia. (Brendan SMIALOWSKI / various sources / AFP)

Depp sued Heard for defamation after the actress wrote an op-ed in 2018 in which she referred to herself as a survivor of domestic abuse. Although she didn’t mention Depp by name, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor claimed the article affected his career.

AMBER HEARD’S ATTORNEY CALLS JOHNNY DEPP’S LAWSUIT WIN A ‘MAJOR SETBACK’ FOR WOMEN, CITES ‘SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE’

Depp was originally awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. However, the judge reduced the punitive damages to $350,000 due to Virginia law.

Since the trial began, Depp’s attorneys have been praised on social media for helping the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star win his defamation lawsuit. 

Camille Vasquez arrives during the Depp v Heard defamation trial. She was promoted to partner at Brown Rudnick following the trial win.

Camille Vasquez arrives during the Depp v Heard defamation trial. She was promoted to partner at Brown Rudnick following the trial win. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

On Tuesday, news was shared that Vasquez became partner in her law firm after the work she did on the Depp case. The 37-year-old was an associate at Brown Rudnick when the trial began. 

“We are delighted to welcome Camille to the partnership,” William Baldiga, CEO of Brown Rudnick, shared in a press release. “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.

JOHNNY DEPP WINS DEFAMATION TRIAL AGAINST AMBER HEARD, AWARDED $15m damages: LIVE UPDATES

“We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to what she will accomplish as our newest partner.” 

Also on Tuesday, Depp made his TikTok debut in which he shared a video thanking his fans for their “unwavering” support throughout the trial.

Meanwhile, following the verdict, Heard’s sister, Whitney Heard Henriquez, shared a message of support to her sister. 

Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez, attorneys for Johnny Depp, address the media outside the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on June 1.

Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez, attorneys for Johnny Depp, address the media outside the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on June 1. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

“I still stand with you, sissy,” Henriquez wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, for testifying both here in Virginia and in the UK, and for being the voice of so many who can’t speak to the things that happen behind closed doors. We knew that this was going to be an uphill battle and that the cards were stacked against us. But you stood up and spoke out regardless.”

Henriquez testified on behalf of Heard during the trial.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER

“I am so honored to testify for you, and I would do it a million times over because I know what I saw and because the truth is forever on your side,” she continued. “I’m so sorry that it wasn’t reflected in the decision made by this jury, but I will never give up on you, and neither will anyone who stands with you. Forever by your side…”

Henriquez accused Depp of hitting her during the now infamous staircase fight that occurred in 2015.

Whitney Heard, Amber Heard's sister, spoke out following the verdict in support of her sister.

Whitney Heard, Amber Heard’s sister, spoke out following the verdict in support of her sister. (P. Lehman/Future Publishing)

“I’m standing up there with my back to the stairs. That’s when Johnny runs up the stairs,” she told jurors. “He comes up behind me, strikes me in the back. I hear Amber shout, ‘Don’t hit my f—ing sister.’ She smacks him, lands one.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Last week, Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft sounded off on “CBS Mornings” and NBC’s “TODAY” show, one day after the defamation trial concluded, and turned the verdict into a message about women and domestic abuse accusations going forward.

In her CBS appearance, Heard’s attorney described Depp’s win as a “major setback for women,” citing the actress’ “enormous amount of evidence” and telling hosts Gayle King, Tony Dukoupil and Nate Burleson that a lot of that evidence was “suppressed.”

The attorney also took to both channels to discuss the sway social media had on the jury’s decision, telling NBC’s “TODAY” show that the jurors undoubtedly witnessed the social media frenzy surrounding the high-profile case because “they have families” and personal lives, too.

Fox News’ Taylor Penley and Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.

Janelle Ash is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.

Source

Previous post Wisconsin school district drops sexual harassment probe into 3 students accused of using the wrong pronouns
Next post Iowa: How to vote, where to vote and what’s on the ballot.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *