TRIAL STARS: From Camille Vasquez to Shannon Curry, the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial's meteors

With the world's eyes on the live streaming trial in Fairfax, those that impressed netizens instantly became 'stars' on social media


                            TRIAL STARS: From Camille Vasquez to Shannon Curry, the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial's meteors
(L-R) Camille Vasquez, Shannon Curry, and Benjamin Chew gained massive Internet adulation during the trial (Brown Rudnick, Curry Psychology)
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The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been widely discussed, debated, and publicized. It gave a distinct rise to a large number of memes, reels, opinions, and edits from people across the world.

With the world's eyes on the live streaming trial in Fairfax, Virginia, those who were part of the trial had a huge platform with a wide reach. Those that impressed netizens instantly became 'stars' on social media. Let's take a look at five people involved in the trial who became internet sensations.

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Camille Vasquez

One of the most popular figures in the trial, Camille Vasquez is an attorney on Johnny Depp's legal team. An associate in Brown Rudnick's Litigation & Arbitration practice group, the lawyer saw instant Internet fame when she cross-examined Heard after the actress testified at the trial. Hailed as 'the queen' of the trial, Vasquez's hashtag on TikTok has more than a billion views.

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Netizens could not get enough of her cross-examinations, the way she strongly defended Depp, and the impressive closing argument at the trial. She is considered an inspiration to women for the eloquent and powerful way she handled the trial while exposing Heard's alleged lies. She has trended almost every day on Twitter since the cross-examination, and people visibly adore her friendship with Depp and fellow lawyer Benjamin Chew. The attorney now has fanart, edits, messages of admiration, and a separate fanbase dedicated to her.

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Dr Shannon Curry

Another widely admired figure involved in the defamation trial is Dr Shannon Curry, a clinical and forensic psychologist who testified for Depp at the trial. Curry was appreciated for her intelligent observations and articulate testimony. She has more than 15 years of experience providing therapy and assessment services across military, forensic, and community settings.

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The director of the Curry Psychology Group, Curry has now become a widespread crush as people adore her confident and calm behavior and accomplished personality. One user wrote, "I just want to say, Dr. Shannon Curry has been the most validating expert to listen to as a victim of abuse. She makes me feel heard and understood." Another said, "Also, huge thanks to #JohnnyDepp's legal team for introducing Dr. Shannon Curry to the world. She's an incredible woman and an accomplished psychologist. Someone to look up to for sure."

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Benjamin Chew

Another crucial member of Depp's legal team, Benjamin "Ben" Chew is an attorney and litigator who represents clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitrations. Apart from Depp, he has also represented Cher in several cases. Netizens adore Chew and his equation with Depp and Vasquez. Apart from his brilliant work, he is known for carrying a toy alpaca in his pocket and bringing candies and sweets for Depp.

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Chew is appreciated for his genuine nature, honest reactions, and loyal support towards Depp. One user wrote, "Whatever happens today, And whatever the Jury decides, let's take a moment to appreciate this Legend, as well as his team, on his performance, his attitude, his support and his, and his team's, perfect job!" Another said, "I BELIEVE IN JOHNNY DEPP, BENJAMIN CHEW AND CAMILLE VASQUEZ SUPREMACY [x2 red heart emojis] [x2 speaking head emojis]."

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Morgan Tremaine

A former TMZ employee, Morgan Tremaine is another person who received praise for his day in the stands. He testified that he was tipped to dispatch photographers to capture Heard's supposed 'bruise' outside the court. A former field assignment manager with TMZ, he was also hailed for 'roasting' Heard's lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, by throwing the viral '15 minutes of fame' comment back at her.

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After Tremaine's testimony, Google Trends results apparently showed a huge spike in the search for the term 'litigious' which he used during his testimony. "LOL did I do that?" Tremaine tweeted the screenshot. He also joked, "I've started using 'objection, hearsay' with my wife and apparently it's far less effective outside the courtroom." He also posted a screenshot of a doll crafted after him. "It's the nail polish for me," he wrote.

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Isaac Baruch

Isaac Baruch was another individual that got lots of admiration and Internet coverage after he testified at the trial. An artist and a childhood friend of Depp's, he was commended for his honest, funny, and heartfelt testimony. One user wrote, "I've never seen a truer, greater witness than the great Isaac Baruch - April 13th 2022."

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Baruch's Instagram followers saw a huge spike as he went from around 200 followers to 17,000+ followers. One user tweeted, "How it started vs how It's going [smile emoji]. The Depp relatives effect [smile emoji]. Isaac Baruch has gained 17K followers since his true and emotional testimony." Another said, "Isaac baruch getting emotional while taking the stand about how many lives amber heard's lies have affected really explains this whole lawsuit to everyone because what this man said truly speaks for itself."

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