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A representative for Amber Heard comments on Johnny Depp’s lawyers conducting interviews following the defamation trial.
Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew, Depp’s attorneys, will be conducting interviews on Good Morning America and the Today show on Wednesday, and a spokesman for Heard has called the recent performances a “victory lap.”
“It is as unseemly as it is unprofessional that Johnny Depp’s legal team decided to take a victory lap for setting back decades how women can be treated in the courtroom. What’s next? A film deal and merchandising?” the spokesman told Fox News Digital.
Depp sued Heard for defamation after the actress wrote a comment in 2018 describing herself as a domestic violence survivor. Although she didn’t mention Depp by name, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor claimed the article influenced his career.
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Depp was originally awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. However, the judge reduced the punitive damages award to $350,000 under 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.
It was announced on Tuesday that Vasquez became a partner in her law firm after working on the Depp case. The 37-year-old was an employee at Brown Rudnick when the trial began.
“We are pleased to welcome Camille to the partnership,” Brown Rudnick CEO William Baldiga said in a press release. “In the past, we reserved this announcement for the end of our fiscal year. But Camille’s performance during the Johnny Depp trial showed the world that she’s ready to take that next step now.
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“We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to what she will achieve as our newest partner.”
Also on Tuesday, Depp made his TikTok debut by sharing a video thanking his fans for their “unwavering” support throughout the process.
Meanwhile, Heard’s sister, Whitney Heard Henriquez, sent a message of support to her sister following the verdict.
“I still stand by you sissy,” Henriquez wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, testifying both here in Virginia and in the UK and being the voice of so many who cannot speak out on the things that are behind closed doors pass doors. We knew this was going to be a tough fight and the cards were stacked against us. But you got up anyway and spoke up.”
Henriquez testified on Heard’s behalf during the trial.
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“I’m 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 wasn’t reflected in this jury’s decision, but I will never give up on you, and no one standing by your side will. Forever by your side …”
Henriquez accused Depp of hitting her during the now infamous stair fight in 2015.
“I’m standing up there with my back to the stairs. Then Johnny runs up the stairs,” she told the jury. “He comes up behind me and hits me in the back. I hear Amber yell, ‘Don’t hit my fucking sister.’ She hits him, lands one.”
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Last week, Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft aired the day after on CBS Mornings and NBC’s TODAY show defamation lawsuit concluded, turning the ruling into a message about women and future domestic violence allegations.
In her CBS appearance, Heard’s attorney described Depp’s win as a “major setback for women,” citing the actress’ “tremendous body of evidence” and telling hosts Gayle King, Tony Dukoupil and Nate Burleson that much of that evidence was “suppressed.” “
The lawyer also used both channels to discuss the influence of social media the jury’s decisionNBC’s TODAY show said 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.