Following backlash, the University releases a statement provoking more backlash

Following backlash, the University releases a statement provoking more backlash ...

The legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is technically over, as the appeal filed by Heard is waiting for the court to decide. However, it appears that there will be interest in this case all the time we are waiting for actual forward momentum in the legal proceedings. Depps has now also filed an appeal against the, much smaller, Pirates of the Caribbean actor.

Yarelyn Mena completed her degree at CUNY's Hunter College in 2015, before going on to Fordham University. She is an associate at Brown Rudnick LLP, the firm that represented Johnny Depp in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, which included Depp's much-publicized lawyer Camille Vasquez.

Many people objected to the profile on the CUNYverse blog, which was meant to only highlight the young lawyer's work. Following the verdict, many felt that the profile of Johnny Depp was essentially recognizing a man many people still consider guilty of domestic abuse.

We applaud everyone who responded to a recent CUNY graduate who worked on Johnny Depp's legal team. We apologize for removing the article from our CUNYverse blog. The article was never intended to refute or corroborate any statements made by Amber Heard.

The elimination of the lawyer profile may have removed controversy from one corner of the internet, but it has now sparked it in another. This time, those who supported the move are voicing their concerns against CUNY. A professor at another CUNY campus is also critical of the removal of the profile.

To put it mildly, CUNY is a poor choice. (The memory-holed piece highlighted a 2015 Hunter grad, the daughter of two immigrants from the Dominican Republic, who had worked on the Depp case.) August 5, 2022

There's clearly a conflict between those who don't want to forget a woman from the Dominican Republic, who reportedly performed her job admirably, even if the client still has a cloud over him, and those who believe that those associated with him should not be honored because of the client's such a cloud. As CUNY has recently discovered, this is a topic that needs to be addressed.