Johnny Depp’s Lawyer, Camille Vasquez, Will Represent Gloria Trevi in Sexual Abuse Case
Vasquez famously defended the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard last year. As you probably know, Depp won the trial — and $15 million in damages (they since settled at $1 million).
California-based lawyer Vasquez rose to fame during the trial, even becoming partner at her firm after the big win. Now, the attorney is using her power to take on cases she “believe[s] in,” including the lawsuit aimed against Trevi.
Breaking down the child abuse lawsuit filed against Gloria Trevi in December 2022
Trevi was accused of child abuse in the United States by two female plaintiffs on December 31, 2022. The victims’ lawsuit also names the singer’s producer, Sergio Andrade, alleging they used their “status and power” to “coerce sexual contact” with them. One more unnamed person is also accused in the filing.
As per the suit, the victims were 13 and 15 years old at the time of the alleged assault.
The plaintiffs, who aspired to work in music, accuse Andrade of multiple rapes, “whippings,” “beatings,” and “food deprivation.” Meanwhile, they allege Trevi would “manipulate” them to stay, effectively enabling Andrade.
According to one accuser, Trevi once told her to do “whatever is necessary, whatever [Andrade] asks.”
Still, the “Pelo Suelto” singer has denied the accusations, writing on Instagram that she was “a victim of physical and sexual abuse” herself. She described herself as a “survivor” against Andrade: “I won’t stay quiet while they unjustly accuse me of crimes I did not commit.”
It’s important to note that Trevi and Andrade were previously accused of corruption of minors in the late 90s and were arrested in Brazil in January 2000. The singer spent four years in a Chihuahua prison before her acquittal in 2004. Andrade spent four years awaiting trial and only an additional year in prison.
Camille Vasquez explains why she is representing Trevi in this case
Vasquez sat down with Newsweek on her decision to defend Trevi in the case, explaining the singer was actually a victim.
The lawyer told the outlet, “You’re dealing with a young woman who was abused, kidnapped, sexually assaulted for years as a minor herself, and controlled by this man — as were the other victims, including the plaintiffs.”
“Gloria Trevi was a minor of when she met Sergio Andrade,” she said, citing how Trevi was 14 years old when the abuse began.
Vasquez explained that Trevi is “heartbroken” and “devastated” about the revival of the case. Meanwhile, the lawyer feels just as emotional for her. “My heart breaks for her every time she talks about this.”
As the lawyer put it, the lawsuit is “repeating that pattern of reliving those stories; those horrific stories of abuse.”
Still, she called Trevi “resilient” and “strong,” and determined to “put an end to this.”
About her decision to take on the case, Vasquez told Newsweek she feels “very strongly about representing her.”
She explained, “It’s important for me to be able to represent people that I believe in, and whose stories need to be told.”
Vasquez is adamant about defending Trevi and revealing “the truth, from Gloria’s own mouth — and these other victims.” Still, she is just as resolute about bringing justice to all the victims of Andrade’s alleged abuse.
“They’re victims of one person who is the real villain in the story and a real monster.”
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