The top legal expert shared a screenshot of Vasquez and accused the superstar lawyer of “sucking up on male power.”
A well-known law professor has been criticized for “offensive and disparaging” tweets about Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez.
Last Thursday, Stanford Law School expert Michelle Dober tweeted a screenshot of Ms. Vasquez and accused the superstar lawyer of “sucking up on male power.” New York Post reported.
“Of all the women who suck at male power, female lawyers are the worst of all,” writes Professor Dober.
“Desperate to prove that they are ‘real lawyers’ and realizing that being women undermines their identity as lawyers, they throw the women under the bus with all their might.”
The Post has reached out to Professor Dober and Stanford Law School for comment.
During Johnny Depp’s high-profile libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, Vasquez became a household name. Footage of the glamorous lawyer interrogating Heard on the podium, calling her a liar, and vehemently defending Depp from allegations of abuse has gone viral on social media.
Ms. Vasquez has been widely praised for cross-examining Heard and was even named a partner in her law firm last week following Depp’s decisive victory in the case.
However, Professor Dober, who teaches at the prestigious Stanford Law School, clearly found Ms. Vasquez’s performance compelling, tweeting her scathing criticism last Thursday.
The professor was immediately criticized for his harsh words about Ms. Vasquez, and one of the subscribers replied: “If your son was falsely accused of domestic violence, I bet you would like this woman to help exonerate him.”
Professor Dober subsequently snapped: “If my son were accused of DV [domestic violence] he’ll have a lot more to worry about than some lawyer choosing me. But that won’t happen because I didn’t raise a fucking wife beater rapist.”
Professor Dober also shared several other screen shots showing female lawyers alongside male celebrities who have been accused of violence, including Harvey Weinstein defense attorney Donna Rotunno.
Many people objected to Professor Dober’s inflammatory tweets, and some made fun of the Stanford academic.
“Obviously the women have to get Michele’s approval before they decide who to represent. Michelle is the man who apparently decides all the choices for all the other women,” one of them joked.
“I’m sorry, Michel, I thought we realized that everyone has a right to a qualified lawyer in matters of law. Unless you believe women can’t give quality advice. Maybe that’s what you’re complaining about?” another witty one.
The professor has repeatedly tweeted the hashtag “#IStandWithAmberHeard” and says she received death threats after criticizing Vasquez on social media.
Professor Dober tweeted her disdain for Depp during his six-week libel trial, even making headlines for Depp’s famous Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise being racist.
Meanwhile, Ms. Vasquez did not respond to Professor Dober’s remarks.
The legal eagle is likely to be too busy with his new celebrity status.
Ms. Vasquez, who staged a courtroom show of affection with Depp that prompted some to fantasize that the two would start dating, says her newfound fame is “overwhelming.”
Meanwhile, it was revealed on Thursday that the lawyer will appear in an upcoming Depp v. Heard docu-series, bolstering her star status.
This story was originally published New York Post and reproduced with permission.