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Embattled Kanye West hires Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez

Kanye West has hired Johnny Depp’s fierce attorney who helped him beat ex-wife Amber Heard’s defamation suit, according to a report Friday.

The embattled rapper snapped up 38-year-old lawyer Camille Vasquez and others to oversee his business deals and contracts, sources close to West told TMZ.

The 45-year-old “Gold Digger” rapper has reportedly faced financial fallout over the wild anti-Semitic attacks he leveled on Twitter earlier this month.

West stirred up controversy on Oct. 10 when he tweeted that he was “going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” prompting the fashion firm Balenciaga to cut ties with him this week.

Vasquez, who specializes in litigation and arbitration for the firm Brown Rudnick, represented Depp in his bombshell case against Heard from April to June.

Kanye West has faced immense backlash over anti-Semitic comments earlier in October.
Actor Johnny Depp and his attorney Camille Vasquez appear in the courtroom during a break at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 19, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse."
Johnny Depp hired Camille Vasquez for his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.

Johnny Depp lawyer Camille Vasquez makes a statement outside the Fairfax County Courthouse_on June 1, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. The jury in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case awarded Depp $15 million in damages to his career over an op-ed Heard wrote in the Washington Post in 2018.
Camille Vasquez will help out Kanye West with business deals and contracts.

Vasquez rose to fame during Depp's defamation trial.
Vasquez rose to fame during Depp’s defamation trial.

At points during the trial, the lawyer herself went viral as rumors swirled that she was dating the “Pirates of Caribbean Star.” Others praised her for her aggressive legal tactics.

In the case, Depp sued Heard over an op-ed she wrote in the The Washington Post referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

The jury awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

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