Johnny Depps lawyer Camille Vasquez calls romance rumors sexist

Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez slammed rumors of a romance with the actor as “unethical” and “sexist.”

In a new interview, Vasquez — who shot to fame during the actor’s high-profile defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard — said she was disappointed people thought her interactions with Depp were in any way “inappropriate or unprofessional.”

“I care very deeply about my clients, and we have obviously become close. But when I say we, I mean the entire team, and of course that includes Johnny,” Vasquez told People, adding that the “Pirates of The Caribbean” star has been her friend and client for four-and-a-half years.

“It’s also an unethical charge being made. It’s sexist,” she said. “It’s unfortunate and it’s disappointing, but at the same time it kind of comes with the territory. I can’t say I was all that surprised.”

Vasquez defended her and Depp’s interactions in court, saying that she’s “Cuban and Colombian.”

“I’m tactile. What do you want me to say? I hug everyone. And I’m not ashamed about that,” she said, adding, “This man was fighting for his life and it broke my heart to see him day in and day out have to sit there and listen to the most horrific allegations being made against him.

“And if I could provide any bit of comfort, then of course I would do that, whether it’s holding his hand or letting him know that we were there and we were going to fight for him because he deserved it.”

Vasquez said that she is “very happy” in her relationship with boyfriend Edward Owen.

The attorney quickly gained her own fan following during Depp’s six-week trial for her tough cross-examination of Heard. Following the trial, in which Depp won $15 million, Vasquez admitted the new-found attention was a “bit overwhelming.”

“But if I can be an inspiration to young women that want to go to law school and study and work hard, then it was all worth it,” she said on “GMA” Wednesday.

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