The Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard libel trial served as a source of entertainment for millions of people around the world — and even catapulted a relatively unknown San Francisco attorney onto the world stage.
Camille Vasquez, 37, has now admitted her newfound fame is “a bit overwhelming” for the lawyer.
“But if I can be an inspiration to young women who want to go to law school and study and work hard, then it’s all worth it,” she said Wednesday, speaking alongside fellow Depp attorney Benjamin Chew on Good Morning America” occurred. ”
The winning duo also stopped by the TODAY Show on Wednesday, and Vasquez made an almost identical statement of audience fascination.
“It was mind-blowing and surreal,” Vasquez reiterated.
She didn’t respond to host Savannah Guthrie’s mention of the “strange” woman who had Vasquez’s silhouette tattooed on her.
However, Vasquez’s hard work paid off at her current place of work, the high-profile law firm Brown Rudnick, where she was promoted from associate to partner.
Before her promotion, a partner at a high-profile Los Angeles law firm, who was just a few years older than Vasquez, said she was “very surprised to see that she’s an associate,” given what she covered in the Depp trial.
“Most of the time employees don’t get the kinds of roles she’s been given — to do the cross and the degrees, that’s pretty unprecedented,” the source told the Post.
On Sunday, sources told the Post that Vasquez has received a spate of job offers from leading Hollywood law firms since leading Depp to victory.
“Talent agents circle Camille because they realize she’s the unicorn — a smart, accomplished, confident attorney whose impressive performance has propelled her to a rare level of visibility during the trial,” a source said. “And the fact that she’s a woman of color is an added bonus.”
Since the trial concluded last week, Vasquez has already received offers from several traditional television networks and cable channels, sources told the Post.
“Camille is undeniably a great voice to speak out on legal issues and networks are naturally keen to talk to her about on-air opportunities,” said a former network executive who is familiar with the offerings.
Social media, particularly TikTok, is at the heart of Vasquez’s rising popularity. Fans were quick to question if she and Depp had a romantic relationship off court, and compilations of the two hugging and interacting during the trial have been viewed millions of times.
However, according to the Daily Mail, Vasquez has been dating England-based WeWork executive Edward Owen, 38, since November. The two were greeted like A-list actors themselves as interviewers and photographers rushed them as they left the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Virginia after the trial and headed to the airport.
Fans waited outside for Vasquez and her husband to take selfies with onlookers. Reporters even tried asking a question or two, but the attorney was driving to her next destination when she got into a car.