The Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard has served as a source of entertainment for millions around the world — and even catapulted a relatively unknown San Francisco lawyer 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, study and work hard, then it was worth it,” she said wednesday while appearing alongside fellow Depp lawyer Benjamin Chew on “Good Morning America.”
The winning duo also stopped by the “TODAY Show” on Wednesday, and Vasquez made an almost identical statement on the fascination of the public.
“It was overwhelming and surreal,” Vasquez repeated.
She didn’t react to host Savannah Guthrie’s mention of the “weird” woman who tattooed herself with Vasquez’s figure.
However, Vasquez’s hard work paid off at her current workplace, the high profile law firm Brown Rudnick, where she was promoted from partner to partner.
Ahead of her promotion, a female partner at a top law firm in Los Angeles, a few years older than Vasquez, said she was “very surprised to see that she was a partner,” given what which she handled during the Depp trial.
“Most of the time, associates aren’t given the kind of roles they’ve been given – doing crosses and closings, that’s pretty unprecedented,” the source told The Post.
On Sunday, sources told the Post that Vasquez has received a flood of job offers from top Hollywood law firms since leading Depp to victory.
“Talent agents surround Camille because they recognize that she is the unicorn – a smart, savvy and poised lawyer whose impactful performance during the trial propelled her to a rare level of visibility,” a source said. “And the fact that she’s a woman of color is an added bonus.”
Since the trial ended last week, Vasquez has already received offers from several traditional television networks and cable channels, sources told The Post.
“Camille is unquestionably a terrific voice to weigh in on legal issues and networks are understandably eager to speak with her about on-air opportunities,” said a former network executive familiar with the deals.
Social media, especially TikTok, is central to Vasquez’s growing popularity. Fans were quick to wonder if she and Depp were romantically involved outside of court, and compilations of the two hugging and interacting during the trial accumulated millions of views.
Vasquez, however, frequented England We work executive, Edward Owen, 38, since November, according to Daily mail. The two were greeted as A-list actors themselves as investigators and photographers rushed them as they left the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Virginia after the trial and headed for the airport.
The fans were waiting outside Vasquez and her man, who took selfies with onlookers. Reporters even tried to ask a question or two, but the lawyer simply moved on to her next destination as she got into a car.