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 identify to Ye a 12 months in the past, is alleged to have retained nationwide legislation agency Brown Rudnick to symbolize him as his contracts and offers evaporate following his spate of antisemitic remarks and false claims in regards to the dying of George Floyd, whose household is suing the rapper for harassment, misappropriation and defamation.
Vasquez is alleged 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 Times’ requests for affirmation.
Vasquez is a accomplice at Brown Rudnick’s Irvine, California-based operation and have become a world celeb throughout final spring’s bombshell defamation trial between Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Vasquez turned 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 just lately employed Robert Stephan Cohen of New York’s Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP, who represented Melinda Gates in her break up from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
The Vasquez hiring report comes the identical day trend home Balenciaga, which has lengthy collaborated with the performer and had him stroll in its latest Paris Fashion Week present, introduced that it had reduce ties with Ye.
“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,” the model’s dad or mum agency Kering stated in a short assertion.
Global manufacturers have been distancing themselves from the Grammy winner for months following his unrelenting outbursts on social media, which finally led to his ban from Instagram and Twitter.