A leading legal expert shared a screenshot of Vasquez and accused the superstar lawyer of “sucking male power”.
A prominent law professor has come under fire for writing “offensive and derogatory” tweets about Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez.
Stanford Law School expert Michele Dauber took to Twitter last Thursday, sharing a screenshot of Vasquez and accusing the superstar lawyer of “sucking male power,” the New York Post reported.
“Of all the female power-suckers, female lawyers are the worst of the bunch,” wrote Professor Dauber.
“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 fast and as hard as they can.”
The Post reached out to Professor Dauber and Stanford Law School for comment.
During Johnny Depp’s libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, Vasquez became a household name. Images of the glamorous lawyer interrogating Heard at the bank – calling her a liar and voraciously defending Depp against allegations of abuse – went viral on social media.
Vasquez was widely praised for her interrogation of Heard and was even promoted to partner at his law firm last week following Depp’s decisive victory in the case.
However, Professor Dauber – who teaches at the prestigious Stanford Law School – clearly found Vasquez’s performance persuasive, tweeting his scathing criticisms last Thursday.
The teacher was promptly criticized for her harsh words about Vasquez, with one follower responding: “If your son was falsely accused of domestic violence, I bet you would love for this woman to help vindicate him.”
Professor Dauber later retorted: “If my son was accused of DV [domestic violence] he’d have a lot more to worry about than a Pick Me Girl lawyer. But that’s not going to happen because I didn’t create a wife-beating rapist.”
Professor Dauber also shared several other screenshots showing female attorneys photographed with male celebrities who have been accused of abuse, including Harvey Weinstein’s defense attorney Donna Rotunno.
Many people objected to Professor Dauber’s inflammatory tweets, with several mocking the Stanford academic.
“Obviously, women need to get Michele’s approval before deciding who to represent. Michele is the person who decides all the choices for all the other women, apparently,” joked one.
“Sorry Michele, I thought we understood that everyone is entitled to quality advice in the field of law. Unless you believe women can’t give quality advice. Maybe that’s what you’re complaining about?” another sage.
The teacher has repeatedly tweeted the hashtag “#IStandWithAmberHeard” several times and says she received death threats after criticizing Vasquez on social media.
Professor Dauber tweeted her disdain for Depp throughout her six-week libel trial, making headlines for claiming Depp’s famous Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise was racist.
Meanwhile, Vasquez did not respond to Professor Dauber’s remarks.
The cool eagle will likely be too busy struggling with his newfound celebrity status.
Vasquez – who made an affectionate display with Depp in court, which led some to fantasize they would start dating – says his newfound fame is “overwhelming”.
Meanwhile, it was revealed on Thursday that the lawyer will appear in a docuseries about the Depp v. Heard, cementing his star status.
This story was originally published by the New York Post and is reprinted with permission.