Johnny Depp's Lawyer Camille Vasquez Reveals What She Really Thinks About Those Romance Rumors

We may as well just call it the trial of the century because pretty much everyone was glued to their television set as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard faced off against one another in court. Ultimately, it was Depp who came out on top, getting awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. However, due to Virginia law (where the trial was held), he can only collect $350,000 of the $5 million in punitive.

Aside from Depp and Heard, another star emerged during the trial — lawyer Camille Vasquez. Fans of Depp seemed to appreciate Vasquez's presence in court, and she held nothing back in her cross-examination of Heard. Following her firm's victory, multiple law firms sought to add Vasquez to their team, per Barstool Sports — but at the end of the day, she stuck with her current employer, Brown Rudnick. "We are pleased to announce that Camille Vasquez has been elevated to partner," the firm tweeted on June 7. "She was a key member of the litigation team that won a jury verdict last week for actor #JohnnyDepp in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard." 

The firm also shared a press release that included a statement from Vasquez, who stated: "I am delighted that Brown Rudnick has given me its full vote of confidence by having me join the partnership," she shared. Now, she's finally addressing one thing in her personal life — those Depp romance rumors.

Camille Vasquez denies Johnny Depp romance

Camille Vasquez is putting an end to those pesky Johnny Depp dating rumors once and for all. The famed lawyer chatted with People regarding all of the interest surrounding herself and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, and she's slamming reports that the two are anything more than just friends. "It's disappointing that certain outlets kind of ran with it or said that my interactions with Johnny — who is a friend and I've known and represented for four-and-a-half years now — ... were inappropriate or unprofessional," she told the outlet. "That's disappointing to hear."

Vasquez added that the rumors come "with the territory of being a woman just doing her job." She also said that since she's Colombian and Cuban, it's just in her nature to hug everyone but it's not something that she is "ashamed" of. "I care very deeply about my clients, and [Johnny and my team] have obviously become close," she said of her relationship with Depp while stating that her work is her love, and "when I love, I love really deeply."

As fans who watched the trial know, Vasquez and Depp frequently hugged in court, thus bringing the romance rumors to a head. On May 18, TMZ stopped the lawyer and asked whether or not she and Depp were dating. In reply, Vasquez simply smiled and then walked away without addressing the question. The Daily Mail reports that she's not dating Depp but rather a WeWork executive.