Johnny Depp’s star lawyer Camille Vasquez was flying in first class this week when an emergency suddenly unfolded. She sprang into action.
Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez is being called “wonder woman” for rushing to a man’s aid when he experienced a medical emergency aboard a flight she was on.
Ms Vasquez, coming fresh off her career-making courtroom victory in Depp’s bombshell defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, was travelling from Los Angeles to New York City on an American Airlines flight this week when a fellow passenger collapsed and hit his head, TMZ reported, citing eyewitness accounts.
The unnamed traveller, who appeared to be in his 70s, fell while walking past Ms Vasquez and her bodyguard, who were flying in first class.
When a flight attendant called for help, the celebrity lawyer and her guard reportedly jumped into action.
Passengers said that Ms Vasquez called her brother-in-law, who is a doctor, and had him guide her through checking whether the patient was having a heart attack or a brain haemorrhage, the outlet reported.
Ms Vasquez’s bodyguard even took off his Apple Watch and placed it on the ailing passenger to monitor his vitals.
Ms Vasquez was soon relieved from EMT duties by a surgeon who happened to be on board the flight — and who took over the lifesaving measures.
According to TMZ, one of the cabin crew members told Ms Vasquez that she was “wonder woman” and presented her with a bottle of champagne and a bottle of Merlot for her troubles.
The pilot then turned the plane around and returned to the airport in Los Angeles, where it was met by paramedics who escorted the patient off the flight. It is unclear what caused the man to collapse, and his condition is unknown at this time.
The incident is certain to raise the newly minted law partner’s status to new heights.
The Depp-Heard civil trial, which ended with the Pirates of the Caribbean star being awarded more than $10 million in damages for having his reputation besmirched, has earned Ms Vasquez legions of fans around the world.
This story originally appeared in New York Post and has been reproduced with permission.