Kanye West reportedly hires Depp lawyer Camille Vasquez
LOS ANGELES — Kanye West has reportedly employed Johnny Depp’s defamation trial legal professional Camille Vasquez to symbolize his enterprise pursuits amid his brewing public-image and enterprise crises.
The rapper-entrepreneur, who legally modified his title to Ye a 12 months in the past, is claimed to have retained nationwide regulation agency Brown Rudnick to symbolize him as his contracts and offers evaporate following his spate of antisemitic remarks and false claims concerning the demise of George Floyd, whose household is suing the rapper for harassment, misappropriation and defamation.
Vasquez is claimed to be among the many group of attorneys on the agency that he employed, TMZ reported Friday.
Representatives for Ye, Vasquez and Brown Rudnick didn’t instantly reply to the Los Angeles Occasions’ requests for affirmation.
Vasquez is a companion at Brown Rudnick’s Irvine, California-based operation and have become a global superstar throughout final spring’s bombshell defamation trial between Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Vasquez grew to become a star amongst Depp supporters on social media and a sought-after expertise within the enterprise realm.
TMZ reported that the agency is not going to be representing the rapper throughout his protracted divorce proceedings with actuality star Kim Kardashian. For that process, Ye lately employed Robert Stephan Cohen of New York’s Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP, who represented Melinda Gates in her cut up from Microsoft co-founder Invoice Gates.
The Vasquez hiring report comes the identical day style home Balenciaga, which has lengthy collaborated with the performer and had him stroll in its latest Paris Style Week present, introduced that it had minimize ties with Ye.
“Balenciaga has not any relationship nor any plans for future initiatives associated to this artist,” the model’s guardian agency Kering mentioned in a quick assertion.
International manufacturers have been distancing themselves from the Grammy winner for months following his unrelenting outbursts on social media, which ultimately led to his ban from Instagram and Twitter.