Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez reportedly rushed to the help of a fellow American Airways passenger after he had a mid-flight emergency.
Vasquez and a bodyguard had been on an American Airways flight from Los Angeles to New York this week when an unnamed man in his 70s fell to the ground whereas strolling previous the pair’s first-class seats, TMZ reported.
In response to the outlet, Vasquez and the bodyguard jumped from their seats to assist the person earlier than a surgeon on board took over. The aircraft ultimately returned to LAX, the place the person — acutely aware at that time — was escorted off the aircraft by EMTs.
SHAWN THEW/POOL/AFP by way of Getty Photos Camille Vasquez and Johnny Depp
Throughout the incident, Vasquez reportedly obtained in contact together with her brother-in-law, who’s a physician, to assist information her by means of the steps to find out whether or not the person had a coronary heart assault or suffered a mind bleed on account of his fall. The lawyer’s bodyguard additionally reportedly used his Apple Watch to test the person’s coronary heart charge, per TMZ.
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Tom Pennington/Getty Photos American Airways aircraft
To thank her for her efforts, flight attendants reportedly gifted Vasquez bottles of merlot and champagne and referred to as her “Surprise Girl.”
Derek Partitions, a spokesman for American Airways, confirms to PEOPLE, “On June 20, American Airways flight 184 with service from Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (JFK) returned to Los Angeles as a result of medical wants of a buyer.”
Vasquez didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
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Together with fellow lawyer Ben Chew and others on Depp’s authorized workforce, Vasquez helped lead the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 59, to victory in court docket earlier this month, following the six-week defamation trial he introduced in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp gained all three defamation claims within the case and was awarded $15 million in damages by a seven-person jury, although the decide lowered the quantity Heard, 36, must pay to $10.35 million as a consequence of a Virginia legislation capping punitive damages.
Additionally throughout the June 1 verdict, the actor was discovered to have defamed Heard on one in all three claims in her countersuit. The Aquaman actress was awarded $2 million in damages.
Depp sued Heard for $50 million in damages, claiming she defamed him by writing a 2018 op-ed about coming ahead with domestic-abuse accusations, although she didn’t point out him by identify.
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In an unique dialog with PEOPLE following the decision, Vasquez admitted her workforce was “operating on fumes” at one level throughout the trial as they labored around-the-clock on the defamation case.
“After court docket, we might return to the resort the place we lived and was our little nest, if you’ll, for months,” she mentioned. “We’d change. We’d have meals served. Then we had two battle rooms the place we might be till typically 5:00 within the morning the subsequent day. It was very intense.”
Vasquez — who was made associate at her agency, Brown Rudnick, the week after the decision — mentioned collaborative efforts went into these massive moments within the Fairfax, Virginia, court docket case.
“Earlier than I did her cross and earlier than I delivered the opening and shutting arguments, I might go to mattress round 1 or 2 within the morning,” she mentioned. “After which my workforce would keep up until 5, 5:30 a.m., and slide no matter it was that we had been engaged on beneath my door. I might get up to them beneath my door and they might sleep for an hour, an hour and a half. Then we might all go to court docket collectively. I imply, we had been actually operating on fumes.”
Vasquez added, “I used to be the one which delivered the cross-examination, however I used to be very clear that this wasn’t my cross examination. This was our workforce’s.”