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Lawyer Camille Vasquez Allegedly Refuses To Represent Kanye West

Kanye West, 45, reportedly attempted to hire Johnny Depp’s defamation trial lawyer Camille Vasquez, 38, but she has allegedly refused to work with him.

As you might know, Vasquez became widely recognized when representing Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year, securing his win and awarding the actor millions of dollars in damages. With Depp v. Heard arguably becoming one of the most followed trials in the last decade.

Fast-forward to today, Kanye West continues to make comments toward the Jewish community that warrant severe consequences by the media and masses alike. Writing on Twitter that he will go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” the rapper was promptly blocked from using both Twitter and Instagram. Even more, his tweet came around the same time he debuted a “White Lives Matter” shirt at Paris Fashion Week, causing many longtime fans to sever their admiration for him for once and for all.

The “Love Lockdown” artist then went on the Drink Champs’ podcast and said more deeply alarming comments — hurling insults at the Jewish community and even spreading fake news that George Floyd died from fentanyl instead of being murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin. This led to Floyd’s family announcing they are suing West for $250 million in damages, citing “harassment, misappropriation, defamation and infliction of emotional distress.”

While it is still up in the air who will represent West in that legal battle, it seems like California lawyer Vasquez will not represent the rapper when it comes to handling his business affairs.

As per TMZ, Vasquez’s firm Brown Rudnick accepted to work with West as long as he retracted his offensive, anti-Semitic comments in the public eye. The outlet explains that the “Heartless” rapper did not agree to the condition, and fired the firm.

This comes after Balenciaga officially cut ties with the rapper, with the brand issuing a statement that read: “Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist.”

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