A Stanford legislation professor has been blasted for writing “offensive and disparaging” tweets about Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez.
Michele Dauber took to Twitter final Thursday, sharing a screenshot of Vasquez and accusing the celebrity legal professional of “sucking as much as male energy.”
“Of all the ladies who suck as much as male energy, ladies legal professionals are absolutely the worst of the bunch,” Dauber wrote. “Determined to show they’re ‘actual legal professionals’ and understanding that being a girl undermines their identification as legal professionals, they throw ladies below the bus as exhausting and quick as they’ll.”
The Submit has reached out to Dauber and the Stanford Regulation Faculty for remark.
Throughout Johnny Depp’s blockbuster defamation trial in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard, Vasquez grew to become a family identify. Footage of the glamorous lawyer grilling Heard on the stand — calling her a liar and voraciously defending Depp in opposition to claims of abuse — went viral on social media.
Vasquez was broadly praised for her cross-examination of Heard and was even promoted to associate at her legislation agency final week following Depp’s decisive victory within the case.
Nevertheless, Dauber — who teaches on the prestigious Stanford Regulation Faculty — clearly discovered Vasquez’s efficiency persuasive, tweeting out her scathing criticism final Thursday.
The professor was promptly criticized for her harsh phrases about Vasquez, with one follower replying: “In case your son was falsely accused of home violence, I guess you’ll love for that girl to assist vindicate him.”
Dauber subsequently snapped back: “If my son was accused of DV [domestic violence] he would have much more to fret about than some Choose Me Lady lawyer. However that isn’t going to occur as a result of I didn’t elevate a f–king rapist spouse beater.”
Dauber additionally shared a number of different screenshots displaying feminine legal professionals pictured with male celebrities who’ve been accused of abuse, together with Harvey Weinstein’s defense attorney, Donna Rotunno.
Many individuals objected to Dauber’s inflammatory tweets, with a number of mocking the Stanford tutorial, saying she appeared self-important.
“Clearly ladies must get approval from Michele earlier than they determine who to symbolize. Michele is the one that will get to determine all the alternatives for all different ladies, apparently,” one quipped.
“I’m sorry, Michele, I assumed we understood that everybody is entitled to high quality counsel in issues of the legislation. Until you imagine ladies can’t present high quality counsel. Possibly that’s what you’re complaining about?” another wisecracked.
In the meantime, a British lawyer informed the Each day Mail that Dauber’s tweets relating to Vasquez may truly be defamatory — ironic as Vasquez simply helped Depp win his defamation case.
Nevertheless, Dauber is doubling down on her tweets, that are nonetheless up on her Twitter web page as of Thursday afternoon.
The professor has repeatedly tweeted out the hashtag “#IStandWithAmberHeard” a number of occasions and says she’s obtained loss of life threats after criticizing Vasquez on social media.
Dauber tweeted her disdain for Depp over the course of his six-week defamation trial, even hitting headlines for claiming Depp’s well-known movie franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” was racist.
In the meantime, Vasquez hasn’t responded to Dauber’s remarks.
The authorized eagle is prone to be too busy grappling along with her new celeb standing.
Vasquez — who placed on an affectionate show with Depp within the courtroom, which prompted some to fantasize they might begin relationship — says her newfound fame is “overwhelming.”
In the meantime, it was revealed Thursday that the telegenic legal professional will seem in an upcoming docuseries concerning the Depp v. Heard case, cementing her star standing.