There will be no love connection between Johnny Depp and his lawyer, Camille Vasquez. At least not yet.
Vasquez introduced Depp to her boyfriend, Edward Owen, backstage at his concert with Jeff Beck in Prague on Monday. The story was first reported by the Daily Mail.
The three were spotted laughed and joked, appearing quite friendly towards one another. Depp appeared to be genuine in his happiness — and why not. Vasquez did, after all, help him win multiple courtroom victories against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Meanwhile, an interview in which Vasquez addressed her and Depp hugging is making the rounds again on social media, The News International reports. Vasquez explained that the embrace was a show of support, not romantic feelings.
“Yes, of course [I hugged him, because] he is my friend, but first he is my client, and he was going through something very difficult, and I love my clients very much,” she told a program called The Fat and the Skinny. “I am Hispanic. I like to hug and touch people … kisses [no,] but I [did] give him a hug because he needed it.”
The pop culture space has been on edge during the entire Depp-Heard trial.
The world has become obsessed with Johnny Depp again…
Last month, a jury reached its verdict in the defamation trail and countersuit between Depp and Heard, finding for Depp almost across the board.
The jury awarded damages of $15 million against Heard to Depp but also awarded $2 million to Heard in the case.
Depp was suing for $50 million, while Amber went after him for double that sum.
The attorney for Heard, Elaine Bredehoft, reportedly left Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court in tears after proceedings.
“Here, the verdict was well supported by the overwhelming evidence, consistent with the law, and should not be set aside,” the memorandum read. “Mr. Depp respectfully submits that the Court should deny Ms. Heard’s Post-Trial Motions, which verge into the frivolous.”
Depp’s legal team alleges that Heard’s dismissal plea was filed after the July 1 deadline. They say it could and should be thrown out based on the simple fact that it wasn’t filed on time.