Kanye West hires Johnny Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez to handle his business interests
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Kanye West has booked a team of lawyers to handle the legal side of a 'variety of business matters', including none other than Camille Vasquez.
Unless you've been off grid for the past several months, you will recognise the name as the woman who famously represented Johnny Depp at his defamation trial against Amber Heard earlier this year.
Vasquez rose to online fame after her brutal cross-examination of Heard, who was ordered to pay $10.35 million to her ex-husband in damages for defamation.
A spokesperson for Brown Rudnick, where Vasquez is a partner in the law firm's Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, confirmed the news that Ye will now be receiving legal counsel from the company in a statement to CBS.
No further details describing the matters Vasquez and the team will be assisting the rapper with have been revealed, and it's truly up for debate as he's been embroiled in a number of spats as of late.
This week, it was announced George Floyd's daughter has launched a $250 million lawsuit against Ye.
The action arrived after the Donda creator appeared on the Drink Champs podcast and revealed he didn't think Floyd died as a result of police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck, but because of drugs.
In response to West's comments, Floyd’s family lawyer, civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, took to Twitter to reveal the family was considering launching a lawsuit against the controversial artist.
A cease-and-desist letter has since been sent to West.
In the since-removed podcast episode, West told hosts: "I watched the George Floyd documentary that Candace Owens put out.
"One of the things that his two roommates said was they want a tall guy like me, and the day that he died, he said a prayer for eight minutes.
"They hit him with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that."
Hennepin County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker ruled the fentanyl found in Floyd's system and the 46-year-old's heart disease were contributing factors to his death, although Chauvin's compression of his neck and restraint of his body were the primary causes.
Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for Floyd's murder in June 2021.
West has also come under fire for saying he would go 'death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE' on Twitter, a move which got him banned from the social media site.
He'd also been kicked off Instagram for saying: "Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me."
In the wake of his comments, a Holocaust museum invited Kanye for a visit so he could better educate himself.
Kanye then doubled down on his anti-semitic remarks, claiming he was 'glad' he'd been banned from the social media sites and said he was 'happy to have crossed the line'.
Shortly after, he agreed to purchase the 'uncancelable' conservative social media app Parler.
Earlier this month, 45-year-old became involved in another controversy after wearing a 'White Lives Matter' t-shirt to his Yeezy show at Paris Fashion Week.
Vogue fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson spoke out on the issue, saying in her Instagram Story: "It didn’t land and it was deeply offensive, violent and dangerous."
And for his latest display, he called the actual US President Joe Biden a ‘f**king r******d’ for not agreeing to take a meeting with Elon Musk.
In short, there's any number of matters that Vasquez and her team could be handling.
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Topics: Celebrity, Kanye West, Racism, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard