TRIAL STARS: From Camille Vasquez to Shannon Curry, the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial's meteors
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.
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.
Camille has a billion views on tiktok what a queen pic.twitter.com/2UZOW1IO5P— Izze 🦁🐻 (@Izze1122) May 21, 2022
anyways this video has almost 18 million views on tiktok 👏 camille just keeps on winning 👑 https://t.co/XuNp6ElNSD— jas ✨ (@mculokii) May 18, 2022
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.
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.
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."
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.— Whinier the Fox, Zwemdiploma B (@LightRey) May 25, 2022
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.#JusticeForJohnnyDepp#TeamJohnnyDepp#DrShannonCurry pic.twitter.com/4SbnAz8Dzx— hafsa. (@deaddemokrat) May 28, 2022
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.
The Legend himself, Benjamin Chew, Practising law, with a stuffed Alpaca in his suit's flap pocket, This is too wholesome! #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #JusticeForJohnny #Benchew #BenjaminChew pic.twitter.com/dX4dniUNbL— Pencil Bossman (@PencilBossman) May 27, 2022
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I PRESENT TO YOU THE BIG THREE, JOHNNY DEPP, BENJAMIN CHEW AND CAMILLE VASQUEZ pic.twitter.com/W8a1KZDFd8— jas ✨ (@mculokii) May 27, 2022
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]."
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! #justiceforjohnny #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #benjaminchew #benchew pic.twitter.com/vx4HIwcITR— Pencil Bossman (@PencilBossman) May 27, 2022
I BELIEVE IN JOHNNY DEPP, BENJAMIN CHEW AND CAMILLE VASQUEZ SUPREMACY ❤️❤️🗣🗣 pic.twitter.com/rbdJhWvdEE— jas ✨ (@mculokii) May 28, 2022
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.
Morgan Tremaine clapping back at Elaine after she accused him of wanting his fifteen minutes of fame. pic.twitter.com/uthamy5l7k— Strawberry Fields ミ☆ (@sunflxwervolsix) May 25, 2022
Morgan Tremaine was the best thing TMZ ever produced and put on television.— inchhighpi (@SouthernGirlTea) May 25, 2022
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.
I’ve started using “objection, hearsay” with my wife and apparently it’s far less effective outside the courtroom.— Morgan Tremaine (@MorganTremaine) May 27, 2022
It’s the nail polish for me pic.twitter.com/g0vb28Dz2N— Morgan Tremaine (@MorganTremaine) May 29, 2022
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."
I've never seen a truer, greater witness than the great Isaac Baruch - April 13th 2022— Tongo Bozzie🍹🚬°•.•* (@Noneofthemknew1) April 13, 2022
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."
How it started vs how It's going 😊— Beatrix Kiddo ☠️💜 (@Beatrix32021692) May 28, 2022
The Depp relatives effect 😊
Isaac Baruch har gained 17K followers since his true and emotional testimony#JusticeForJohnnyDepp #neverfeartruth #truthwins pic.twitter.com/CbDPstSO1D
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 #justiceforjohnnydepp pic.twitter.com/p32WuD0nVJ— orsi (@dopeydepp) April 13, 2022
This moment will live with me forever omg Isaac Baruch for Johnny Depp pic.twitter.com/i0qB43zhj9— lauren (@16_fl_oz) April 13, 2022