A top law expert shared a screenshot of Vasquez and accused the superstar attorney of “sucking up to male power”.
A top law professor has been blasted for writing “offensive and disparaging” tweets about Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez.
Stanford Law School expert Michele Dauber took to Twitter last Thursday, sharing a screenshot of Ms Vasquez and accusing the superstar attorney of “sucking up to male power”, the New York Post reported.
“Of all the women who suck up to male power, women lawyers are the absolute worst of the bunch,” Prof Dauber wrote.
“Desperate to prove they are ‘real lawyers’ and understanding that being a woman undermines their identity as lawyers, they throw women under the bus as hard and fast as they can.”
The Post has reached out to Prof Dauber and the Stanford Law School for comment.
During Johnny Depp’s blockbuster defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, Ms Vasquez became a household name. Footage of the glamorous lawyer grilling Heard on the stand – calling her a liar and voraciously defending Depp against claims of abuse – went viral on social media.
Ms Vasquez was widely praised for her cross-examination of Heard and was even promoted to partner at her law firm last week following Depp’s decisive victory in the case.
However, Prof Dauber – who teaches at the prestigious Stanford Law School – clearly found Ms Vasquez’s persuasive performance, tweeting out her scathing criticism last Thursday.
The professor was promptly criticized for her harsh words about Ms Vasquez, with one follower replying: “If your son was falsely accused of domestic violence, I bet you would love for that woman to help vindicate him.”
Prof Dauber subsequently snapped back: “If my son was accused of DV [domestic violence] he would have a lot more to worry about than some Pick Me Girl lawyer. But that isn’t going to happen because I didn’t raise af***ing rapist wife beater.”
Prof Dauber also shared several other screenshots showing female lawyers pictured with male celebrities who have been accused of abuse, including Harvey Weinstein’s defense attorney, Donna Rotunno.
Many people objected to Prof Dauber’s inflammatory tweets, with several mocking the Stanford academic.
“Obviously women need to get approval from Michele before they decide who to represent. Michele is the person who gets to decide all the choices for all other women, apparently,” one quipped.
“I’m sorry, Michele, I thought we understood that everyone is entitled to quality counsel in matters of the law. Unless you believe women can’t provide quality counsel. Maybe that’s what you’re complaining about?” another wisecracked.
The professor has repeatedly tweeted out the hashtag “#IStandWithAmberHeard” multiple times and says she’s received death threats after criticizing Vasquez on social media.
Prof Dauber tweeted her disdain for Depp over the course of his six-week defamation trial, even hitting headlines for claiming Depp’s famous film franchise Pirates of the Caribbean was racist.
Meanwhile, Ms Vasquez hasn’t responded to Prof Dauber’s remarks.
The legal eagle is likely to be too busy grappling with her new celebrity status.
Ms Vasquez – who put on an affectionate display with Depp in the courtroom, which prompted some to fantasize they would start dating – says her new-found fame is “overwhelming”.
Meanwhile, it was revealed Thursday that the attorney will appear in an upcoming docuseries about the Depp v. Hearing case, cementing her star status.
This story was originally published by the New York Post and has been reproduced with permission.