Well, that was short: Camille Vasquez, the lawyer who helped Johnny Depp win his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, has reportedly severed ties with Kanye West after being hired just last week because the rapper refused to retract his recent antisemitic comments.
For some context, Ye became even more of a hot-button topic than usual earlier this month when he wrote a barrage of since-removed antisemitic remarks on social media, which included threats that he would “go death con 3 on Jewish people.” Unearthed clips of a disparaging interview with Tucker Carlson certainly didn’t help restore his rep, nor did an appearance on Drink Champs.
In fact, those comments prompted companies like Balenciaga and JPMorgan Chase to end their relationships with West. On Monday talent agency CAA severed ties with West, and his highly profitable adidas line is also reportedly jeopardy.
In light of her recent win with Depp, Vasquez agreed to help West get his business matters back in order, but under the condition he retract his antisemitic statements. But when it became clear that West was unwilling to do so, the two sides quickly ended the relationship, according to TMZ.
Losing hundreds of millions of dollars in business deals isn’t the only consequence of West’s actions. After claiming that George Floyd died of fentanyl and was not actually murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin, he is now facing a $250 million defamation lawsuit.
And yet, West is still willing to put up a sizable chunk of cash to buy right-wing social media app Parler, whose CEO, George Farmer, is married to conservative pundit Candace Owens. West and Owens seemingly solidified their friendship recently by wearing “White Lives Matter” shirts at Paris Fashion Week.
No wonder Vasquez got out.