Following the high-profile defamation trial verdict of the Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp case, Camille Vasquez is set to represent Johnny Depp again. As per recent reports, Vasquez will defend Depp in the lawsuit filed by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, who alleged that Depp had physically assaulted him.
Vasquez will reportedly be accompanied by a fellow partner, Randall Smith, from her law firm Brown Rudnick. The lawsuit against the 59-year-old actor was filed in 2018 in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
The report of Vasquez’s involvement in the legal team representing Depp in this new case was seemingly first reported by ET. This report comes after the 37-year-old attorney was recently promoted to partner at the firm after her breakout representation of Depp in the defamation trial.
Netizens react to reports of Camille Vasquez preparing to defend Johnny Depp in a physical assault trial
Following the reports, pro-Depp supporters took to Twitter and extended their support to Vasquez. They again expressed their excitement about Vasquez’s defense for Depp in the courtroom. However, it must be noted that it is not yet known whether the upcoming trial will be televised.
Meanwhile, a few tweets hoped that the case would not move to trial. In contrast, a few claimed they were tired of the legal battles Depp faced. A user even questioned whether Depp should be supported this time.
What is the assault lawsuit against Johnny Depp about?
According to official court documents, the lawsuit was filed by Gregg Brooks in July 2018. As per Brooks’ claims, he was the location manager for Depp’s 2018 crime drama City of Lies, where the actor had punched him twice.
As per the court filings, Brooks alleges that the Pirates of the Caribbean star had yelled profanities at him and hit him twice on the set of City of Lies. It has also been claimed that the actor was intoxicated at the time. At the time of the incident, Brooks reportedly told Depp that his next take would need to be the last as they would have to pack up for the day. However, this allegedly made the actor agitated.
In the court documents, Gregg Brooks claimed that Depp yelled at him and said:
“Who the f*** are you? You have no right to tell me what to do!”
According to the allegations, Depp further yelled:
“I don’t give a f*** who you are, and you can’t tell me what to do!”
The location manager reportedly acquired assistance from an on-set LAPD officer, Jim “Big” Rigg, to help shield him against Depp. However, the actor allegedly still managed to strike Brooks twice. Depp was reportedly removed from the set following the altercation and was later arrested.
According to some online claims, Johnny Depp had allegedly admitted to having hit Gregg on the set of City of Lies during his 2018 interview with GQ. A tweet claimed that GQ had reportedly removed the online article. However, the printed version is said to have included his statement. It remains to be seen whether the lawsuit proceeds to trial or a settlement is reached outside the courtroom. Previously, the trial was slated to begin in October 2021.