Johnny Depp and his lawyer Camille Vasquez acquired the chance to reconnect outdoors the courtroom at a current live performance on the European leg of his tour with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.
The pair have been noticed hanging out collectively in Prague, Czech Republic, on Monday night time, laughing and joking backstage throughout Beck and Depp’s live performance selling their album, 18. Vasquez additionally launched her star shopper to her boyfriend, the British WeWork govt Edward Owen, who Depp promptly pulled in for a hug. Different members of Depp’s authorized staff have been additionally current, with Jessica Meyers and Samuel Moniz becoming a member of their dialog, in keeping with the Each day Mail.
This little reunion got here simply days earlier than Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard had her request for the decision to both be put aside or have a mistrial declared rejected by a decide who denied her complaints surrounding the id of one of many jurors. Nonetheless, Heard will nonetheless have the chance to attraction the ultimate verdict, per The Guardian. Final month, Depp received his lawsuit towards Heard with a Virginia jury ruling that she is liable on three counts of defamation. The actor was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and Heard was additionally ordered to pay an extra $5 million in punitive damages. Nonetheless, within the state of Virginia, punitive funds are capped at $350,000, so the damages as an alternative whole $10.35 million. The jury additionally awarded Heard compensatory damages of $2 million as a part of her countersuit towards Depp after his lawyer known as her claims a “hoax” within the Each day Mail, amongst different inflammatory statements.
As a result of everything of Depp and Heard’s six-week defamation trial was picked aside in minute element on social media, followers started to incorrectly speculate that Vasquez could be secretly relationship her shopper based mostly off their pleasant rapport, rumors the lawyer mentioned are merely “sexist.” She advised Folks in June, “It’s disappointing that sure shops form of ran with it or mentioned that my interactions with Johnny—who’s a pal and I’ve identified and represented for four-and-a-half years now—that my interactions in any method have been inappropriate or unprofessional. That’s disappointing to listen to.” Not solely is Vasquez already in a “very joyful” relationship, however she additionally famous that it’s “unethical for us to this point our shoppers. It’s additionally an unethical cost being made. It’s sexist. It’s unlucky and it’s disappointing, however on the similar time it form of comes with the territory. I can’t say I used to be all that stunned.”
She added, “I care very deeply about my shoppers, and now we have clearly develop into shut. However once I say we, I imply the complete staff, and naturally that features Johnny. And, I’m Cuban and Colombian. I’m tactile. What would you like me to say? I hug everybody. And I’m not ashamed about that.” And by way of her shopper, the lawyer mentioned, “This man was combating for his life and it broke my coronary heart to see him day in and time out have to sit down there and take heed to essentially the most horrific allegations being made towards him. And if I may present any little bit of consolation, then after all I’d try this, whether or not it’s holding his hand or letting him know that we have been there and we have been going to struggle for him as a result of he deserved it.”
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