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Amber Heard takes aim at Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez

Amber Heard not only attacked ex-husband Johnny Depp in her first interview about their humiliating loss in the courtroom — she also aimed squarely at his now-famous attorney, Camille Vasquez.

Speaking to NBC News for an hour-long “Dateline” special, Heard, 36, showed obvious contempt when Savannah Guthrie questioned Vasquez’s repeated argument that the actress had “given the performance of her life” and only acted in her explosive court testimony have.

“Says the advocate for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers,” Heard shot back, her voice dripping with sarcasm as she referenced Depp’s performances in the fantasy film Edward Scissorhands related to the year 1990.

“I’m the actor? For weeks I had listened to testimonies that implied – or said quite frankly – that I am a terrible actress.

“So I’m a bit confused as to how I could be both,” she said in a teaser of the interview published Tuesday.

Heard offered nothing but praise when Guthrie bluntly asked her if she thought she lost because her ex-husband “just had better lawyers” than her.

Amber Heard has denied attorney Camille Vasquez's claim that she acted in the courtroom.
Amber Heard has denied attorney Camille Vasquez’s claim that she acted in the courtroom.
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Amber Heard spoke to NBC News in her first interview since the dramatic defamation trial.
Amber Heard spoke to NBC News in her first interview since the dramatic defamation trial.
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“I will say that his attorneys certainly did a better job of distracting the jury from the real issues,” the actress replied, without ever directly naming Vasquez or her colleague Benjamin Chew.

Vasquez’s compelling performance during the explosive six-week process made her an unexpected star as well as a newly promoted partner at her firm.

She had both opened and closed her case by suggesting that the actress would only appear in the stands.

Actor Johnny Depp and his attorney Camille Vasquez watch Depp's defamation trial of his ex-wife, actor Amber Heard, at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 19, 2022.
Amber Heard slammed attorney Camille Vasquez for defending her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
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Attorney Camille Vasquez and actor Johnny Depp listen in the courtroom of the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia.
Attorney Camille Vasquez has drawn massive attention from Hollywood law firms following the defamation trial.
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“She has been living and breathing this lie for years and is preparing to give the performance of her life in the process,” Vasquez said during the opening statement in April.

Then, late last month, she said in her closing arguments in court, “She came into this courtroom ready to give the performance of her life and she gave it.”

Heard instead blamed social media coverage for her loss and “really important pieces of evidence” that were blocked from the trial.

Amber Heard speaks to NBC's Savannah Guthrie (right) in an exclusive Dateline interview.
Amber Heard speaks to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie (right) in an exclusive Dateline interview.
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Her comments came on the second day of footage of her “sweeping sitdown,” with NBC releasing ahead of Friday night’s 8 p.m. ET special.

In her own interviews last week, Vasquez scoffed at such excuses, insisting that Heard lost simply because attorneys “used their words against her.”

“The key to winning was focusing on the facts and the evidence and Johnny’s opportunity to speak the truth for the first time,” she told Good Morning America.

Actor Johnny Depp speaks with his attorney Camille Vasquez in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia.
Amber Heard claimed Johnny Depp’s legal team “distracted the jury from the real issues”.
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“Every question that was asked was linked to something that she had said before.

“And I think the jury has seen, the world has seen and heard from Miss Heard” about the truth in the couple’s toxic relationship.

“We believe the evidence speaks for itself. … The jury made a unanimous decision based on those facts,” she said.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/14/amber-heard-takes-aim-at-depps-lawyer-camille-vasquez/ Amber Heard takes aim at Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez

Emma Bowman

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