Yes, formerly known as Kanye Westwould have retained Camilla Vasquez, as well as other members of the Brown Rudnick firm. The name and face of Camille Vasquez may be familiar to you; she was one of the stars of the macabre legal drama that was the libel suit brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. TMZ reports that Vasquez is part of a group of attorneys at the firm hired to handle West’s “business interests,” which likely won’t be televised anytime soon. Vanity Fair contacted Vasquez for confirmation.
West has found himself in a number of potentially significant legal, business and other controversies in recent times. Balenciaga has announced that it has severed ties with the rapper, a decision that came after he presented ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts on the Paris Fashion Week catwalk and uttered antisemitic remarks in various online and offline spaces. Adidas said their relationship was “under review” a few weeks ago, but the current official status is unclear. JPMorgan Chase stopped counting him among its customers, although this decision predates the anti-Semitic statements and the t-shirts.
A divorce in court?
Also, after West said last week on the podcast Drink Fields that George Floyd’s death was due to a fentanyl overdose, not the former police officer Derek Chauvin who knelt on his neck for nine and a half minutes, as confirmed by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, Floyd’s family has announced plans to press charges. According to NPR, Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, plans to file a lawsuit, and his attorneys have announced they will seek $250 million in damages for “harassment, misappropriation, defamation and infliction of emotional distress.”
West is also in the process of finalizing his divorce with Kim Kardashian, and hired several lawyers for it. If they can’t reach an agreement, the trial will take place in December, according to TMZ.