Camille Vasquez a high-profile divorce attorney, who represented Johnny Depp in his defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard, declined to represent Kanye West after the rapper refused to retract anti Semitic statements.
Last week, the news of Kanye West reportedly hiring Depp’s former lawyer was made public.
Camille Vasquez, the 38-year-old attorney, gained an enormous amount of appreciation and attention for her unbelievable professionality during the Depp defamation trial. She is a partner at the national law firm Brown Rudnick Irvine, a California-based operation, and became an international celebrity.
Vasquez was hired to handle Ye’s business interests, including contract deals. However, the divorce case he had with Kim Kardashian was not handled by the attorney.
Kanye West legally changed his name to “Ye” last year, a 45-year-old rapper, recently mostly known for his chaotic personality and problematic statements.
The rapper has publicly acted alarming with his constant dissing towards his ex-wife and people associated with her. Ye’s relationship with the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has also been highly criticized. He was recently praised by the President after making antisemitic comments.
During the interview, Trump said: “He [Ye] was really nice to me. Beyond anybody, he was. He was great to me”.
“He was great, really, to MAGA, to the MAGA movement, which was very impressive, I’ve always gotten along with him, “He was really high on a guy named Donald Trump.”
Anti-Sematic remarks and George Floyd’s death false claims
Ye’s contracts and deals are evaporating following his spate of antisemitic remarks and derogatory statements about George Floyd, whose family is suing the rapper for harassment, misappropriation, and defamation. After concluding that police officer Derek Chauvin did not murder, the victim died of a fentanyl overdose. Gianna’s mother, Roxie Washington, has filed a $250 million lawsuit against West, his business partners, and acquaintances for defamation, misappropriation, harassment, and infliction of emotional distress.
Balenciaga cuts ties
On October 10, West tweeted that he was “going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” which sparked outrage and led the fashion house to break off their association with him. According to the fashion news website WWD, West’s relationship with the Paris-based design brand has come to an end after a string of contentious remarks, including one that was criticized as antisemitic.
“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,” the brand’s parent firm Kering said in a brief statement. However, Adidas did the same.
The rapper unexpectedly made an appearance earlier this month at Paris Fashion Week for his brand Yeezy, wearing clothing with the divisive slogan “White Lives Matter,” which is widely regarded as a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Ye’s accounts on Twitter and Instagram were shut down as a result of his recent remarks.
Kim Kardashian’s tweet
It wasn’t until Monday, October 24, that Kim finally spoke out about the contentious issue. “Hate speech is never OK or excusable,” she tweeted. “I stand together with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end.”
Recently hired Camille Vasquez was to represent Ye’s business interests amid his brewing public image and business crises. However, the lawyer does not want to partner anymore, after the “Heartless” rapper refused to retract his antisemitic remarks.