From one media divorce to another. A few weeks after the end of the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the actor’s lawyer found a new client as famous. According to TMZ, in fact, Kanye West hired Camille Vasquez to defend him against his former wife, Kim Kardashian. The 45-year-old rapper has indeed appealed to the lawyer and his firm, Brown Rudnick, to try to extinguish the media fire in which he is currently. After making very controversial remarks, several brands have decided to no longer work with Kanye West. It must be said that lately, the rapper accumulates them… As a reminder, he caused a scandal after wearing a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt during a fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.
Kanye West then made anti-Semitic remarks on social networks. “I will use you as an example to show the Jewish people who told you to call me, that no one can threaten or influence me,” he wrote in an Instagram post, which has since been deleted. The ex-husband of Kim Kardashian had published this text after revealing screenshots of his conversations with P. Diddy. The American Jewish Committee then accused him of promoting “hatred of Jews”: “Kanye West should find a way to make his point of view without resorting to anti-Semitism”. His accounts were then deleted from Twitter and Instagram. And several long-time partners of Kanye West have announced that they are giving up their collaboration.
Camille Vasquez: why Kanye West called on his services?
This week, Balenciaga cut ties with the 45-year-old rapper. Adidas had already declared to put their partnership on stand-by. With Kanye West, Camille Vasques will therefore have a lot of work. But that does not scare the lawyer who became famous by defending Johnny Depp. A specialist in defamation proceedings, the young woman is used to dealing with media trials. On her firm’s website, we learn in particular that she has “extensive experience in parallel reputation management and crisis communication issues arising from these engagements”. Before working with Johnny Depp, Camille Vasquez had already defended many other celebrities.
Among his famous clients, in fact, we find in particular Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lopez. During Johnny Depp’s trial, she had caused a lot of ink to flow and aroused rumors since some thought she was in a relationship with the actor. “It’s disappointing that some media has covered this and said that my interactions with Johnny – who is a friend I’ve known and represented for four and a half years – were inappropriate and unprofessional. It’s disappointing to hear that. , regretted the lawyer. It is not ethical to go out with a client and on top of that, it is sexist to say that. With Kanye West, Camille Vasques therefore recovers a complicated client. In addition to her battles against Kim Kardashian, she will handle all of her famous client’s contracts and partnerships.
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