Camille Vasquez has found her next Hollywood client.
The glamorous lawyer – who became a household name defending Johnny Depp in his successful defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard – has signed on to represent ‘Yellowstone’ actress Q’orianka Kilcher in a new fraud.
Vasquez, 38, confirmed the news on Wednesday, saying she was “committed to defending” Kilcher, 32, who – ironically – plays attorney Angela Blue Thunder on the hit Paramount streaming series.
The actress was charged with two counts of workers’ compensation fraud by the California Department of Insurance for more than $96,838 in disability benefits that were allegedly “unearned”.
Kilcher suffered a neck and shoulder injury on the set of ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ which she says left her unable to work for a year.
According to the DOI, the star was treated by a doctor several times in late 2018, but then stopped treatment and “did not respond to the insurance company processing her claim on behalf of her employer.”
Then, in October 2019, the actress reportedly contacted her insurance company saying she hadn’t been able to return to work since the accident “because her neck pain was too bad.” A physician treating Kilcher is said to have signed the application.
Based on these statements, she began receiving “temporary total disability benefits” shortly thereafter.
However, review of his salary information determined that Kilcher had indeed worked on “Yellowstone” from July 2019 to October 2019, according to DOI officials.
The organization says Kilcher received a total of $96,838 in “unearned” disability from October 2019 to September 2021.
Kilcher surrendered to authorities and pleaded not guilty at her May 27 arraignment.
Vasquez – who was promoted to partner at law firm Brown Rudnick LLP after Depp’s legal victory – will take on the case alongside attorney Steve Cook.
In a statement given to Fox News, the couple said: ‘We are committed to defending Ms Kilcher in this important case which examines the inherent flaws in the disability compensation system. Ms. Kilcher is a highly respected and pioneering actress in Hollywood, and we intend to clear her name.
Kilcher was last seen in the Season 3 finale of “Yellowstone” in 2020, with her character mysteriously absent from the fourth season, which aired earlier this year.
However, according to some media, the starlet will return to the screens in the fifth season of the mega hit, which is scheduled to premiere on November 13.