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Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez is defending the Yellowstone star in a disability fraud case

Johnny Depp’s former attorney Camille Vasquez has signed on to represent a new Hollywood client. yellowstone Star Q’orianka Kilcher.

Kilcher has been charged by the California Department of Insurance (DOI) with two counts of fraud in workers’ compensation for allegedly claiming $96,838 (£84,071) in disability benefits that were “undeserved”. The actor pleaded not guilty.

“We are committed to defending Ms. Kilcher in this important case investigating the inherent flaws in the disability compensation system,” Vasquez’s firm said in a statement FoxNews.

“Ms. Kilcher is a respected and seminal actress in Hollywood and we intend to clear her name.”

Kilcher claims she sustained a neck and shoulder injury on the set of the film in 2018 Dora and the Lost City of Goldwhich made her unable to work for a year.

According to court records obtained by The New York PostKilcher contacted her insurance company in October 2019, claiming she had been unable to work since the accident “because her neck pain was too severe.”

Camille Vasquez and Johnny Depp

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However, a DOI check revealed that she had indeed continued working yellowstone, in which she ironically played attorney Angela Blue Thunder from July 2019 to October 2019.

The investigation alleges Kilcher claimed the $96,838 benefits between October 2019 and September 2021.

Kilcher surrendered to authorities and pleaded not guilty at their May 27 arraignment.

Vasquez rose to fame himself during Depp’s libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, which they won.

‘Yellowstone’ star Q’orianka Kilcher

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Through clips, memes, Instagram accounts, and more, Depp’s intense fan base made Vasquez a figure of flattery.

TikToks featuring romantic music of the couple holding hands and chatting closely were also posted, fueling rumors that the two are dating.

Vasquez ended the rumors more than once by saying, “I’m Cuban and Colombian. i am tactile What do you want to tell me? I hug everyone And I’m not ashamed of that.”

After winning the Depp-Heard trial, Vasquez was made a partner in her law firm, Brown Rudnick, due to the key role she played as a member of Depp’s legal team.

On June 1, a jury announced that it had found that Heard had defamed Depp in three statements and that Heard was defamed by one of three statements in her counterclaim. Depp received $10.35 million in damages and Heard $2 million.

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