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Camille Vasquez reveals the one part of the Depp vs Heard case she ‘never understood’

Camille Vasquez reveals the one part of the Depp vs Heard case she ‘never understood’

"It just doesn't make sense"

Camille Vasquez, the lawyer who represented Johnny Depp in his highly publicised defamation trial against Amber Heard, has revealed the one thing about the case she 'never understood'.

As one of the key members of the actor's legal team, Vasquez became somewhat of an online star in her own right after her ruthless cross-examinations of Heard.

She's also one of a number of key figures who features in the new two-part documentary Johnny vs Amber: The US Trial, a rundown of the key events from the lawsuit that saw Depp fighting to clear his name from accusations of domestic violence.

In new behind-the-scenes footage captured as the trial was unfolding, she can be seen discussing certain details about proceedings with fellow Depp lawyers Jessica Meyers and Benjamin Chew.

Talks turn to the fact that they need to prepare the Pirates of the Caribbean star for the potential focus on the 2015 Australia incident which led to Depp losing the tip of his finger during a fight with Heard.

They also discuss their decision to be upfront about Depp's struggles with alcohol and drug use in the past.

At this point in episode one of the documentary, Chew says: "Obviously we're going to be honest, but I mean to do it upfront, to say, 'Yeah, he drinks and he uses drugs'... so does she [Heard]."

Behind the scenes footage shows Depp's legal team discussing the case.

Vasquez replies: "That's the part of the case I've never understood," adding: "He's either drunk and high and incapable of even standing up, or he's drunk and high and able to attack her, chase her, land blows."

Chew interjects: "And keep it all hidden," as Vasquez says: "It just doesn't make sense."

Their conversation refers to the fact that a major part of Heard's legal case focused on Depp's drug use and drinking.

The team presented images Heard took of her ex-husband after falling sleep while on opioid drugs, something Depp admitted to during his testimony and said he is now free from.

Critics of the Aquaman star previously questioned how Depp was able to carry out the allegations of abuse if he was incapacitated.

Other moments explored in the docu-series include the audio recording of Heard calling Depp a 'baby' for being upset that she 'hit' him, which was played during Depp's testimony on 20 April.

Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for defaming him.
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In the recording, she says: "I didn't punch you, by the way... I was hitting you, I wasn't punching you.

"You didn't get punched. You got hit... but I did not punch you. I did not f*****g deck you. I f*****g was hitting you.

"I don't know what the actual motion of my hand was, but you're fine. I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you."

When he replies asking about her toes, referring to a moment when Depp alleges he accidentally shut a door on her toes as he tried to hide in a bathroom, she says: "I'm not sitting here b***hing about it, am I?

"That's the difference between me and you, you're a f*****g baby. You are such a baby, grow the f**k up Johnny."

The Aquaman star lost the legal battle against her ex-husband.
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The second episode of Johnny vs Amber: The US Trial, which dropped on discovery+ today (20 September), focuses on Amber's side of the legal battle, which saw Depp awarded more than $10 million in damages.

Although Heard's lawyers including Elaine Bredehoft declined to take part in the series, the episode examined various aspects of the Virginia trial including the media frenzy that was overwhelmingly in favour of Depp as it unfolded.

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Featured Image Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, US News, Film and TV, Documentaries