Woke NYC public law school SCRUBS profile of attorney, 29, who worked on Johnny Depp’s legal team

The Metropolis College of New York deleted a profile of a graduate who was the youngest member of Johnny Depp‘s authorized staff in his defamation trial in opposition to Amber Heard. 

Yarleyn Mena, 29,  a 2015 graduate of CUNY’s Hunter School and a Brown Rudnick LLP affiliate, was initially touted for her work in serving to Depp win a $10.35 million verdict within the heated trial that captured the nation’s consideration. 

The present of help for the graduate, nonetheless, went out the door after CUNY stated it acquired issues from college students and school over the profile piece as they provided an apology. 

‘We perceive the robust damaging feelings this text elicited and apologize for publishing the merchandise,’ the general public college system stated in a press release changing the hyperlink to the story on Mena. 

‘The article was not meant to convey help for Mr. Depp, implicitly or in any other case, or to name into query any allegations that had been made by Amber Heard,’ CUNY added. 

‘Home violence is a severe concern in our society and we remorse any ache this text might have brought on.’ 

Yarleyn Mena, 29, a 2015 graduate of CUNY's Hunter College and a Brown Rudnick LLP associate, was the youngest attorney on Johnny Depp's legal team

Yarleyn Mena, 29, a 2015 graduate of CUNY's Hunter College and a Brown Rudnick LLP associate, was the youngest attorney on Johnny Depp's legal team

Yarleyn Mena, 29, a 2015 graduate of CUNY’s Hunter School and a Brown Rudnick LLP affiliate, was the youngest lawyer on Johnny Depp’s authorized staff

Depp (right) secured the Brown Rudnick team, which included Camille Vasquez (left), who helped the actor win a $10.35 million verdict against ex-wife Amber Heard

Depp (right) secured the Brown Rudnick team, which included Camille Vasquez (left), who helped the actor win a $10.35 million verdict against ex-wife Amber Heard

Depp (proper) secured the Brown Rudnick staff, which included Camille Vasquez (left), who helped the actor win a $10.35 million verdict in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard

Mena (third from the left) shared hugs with her team as they secured the verdict on June 1 in the widely publicized trial. Her inclusion in the team was touted by her alma matter on August 3 before CUNY deleted the story following backlash from students and faculty

Mena (third from the left) shared hugs with her team as they secured the verdict on June 1 in the widely publicized trial. Her inclusion in the team was touted by her alma matter on August 3 before CUNY deleted the story following backlash from students and faculty

Mena (third from the left) shared hugs along with her staff as they secured the decision on June 1 within the extensively publicized trial. Her inclusion within the staff was touted by her alma matter on August 3 earlier than CUNY deleted the story following backlash from college students and school 

Within the unique article, which was revealed on August 3, the headline on the CUNYverse e-newsletter learn, ‘This CUNY grad was the Youngest Lawyer to Serve on Johnny Depp’s Authorized Workforce.’ 

It included an outline of Mena, the daughter of two attorneys who got here from the Dominican Republic, who earned her regulation diploma from Fordham College. 

Within the article she described her position on the authorized staff, led by Benjamin Chew, within the Depp v. Heard trial. 

‘I labored with the staff on the opening and shutting and was the grasp of the information of all of the proof,’ Mena stated. ‘If somebody wanted footage or textual content messages, I’d look them up and help everybody as we went alongside.’ 

She added that the authorized staff was extremely targeted on the trial and had been largely unaware of the spectacle it had turn out to be, including that within the aftermath, it was thrilling to know that such an enormous case was the primary one she acquired to look in trial. 

‘I’m a 3rd 12 months affiliate and am lucky to have labored a trial so early in my profession. Most circumstances don’t go to trial,’ she famous.  

‘We had been targeted on the case across the clock and nearly lived in a bubble all through the trial so the stress from the highlight didn’t have an effect on us as a lot on a day after day. 

‘We’re a good knit staff that saved one another grounded and glued on our shopper’s wants.’ 

The article additionally included ideas from Mena to different college students on easy methods to stand out in regulation college purposes and keep away from the pressures of school.  

Neither CUNY nor Mena instantly responded to DailyMail.com’s request for remark. 

Pictured: Mena (center) during her graduation from CUNY's Hunter College in 2015 as she's accompanied by her parents, both lawyers who immigrated from the Dominican Republic

Pictured: Mena (center) during her graduation from CUNY's Hunter College in 2015 as she's accompanied by her parents, both lawyers who immigrated from the Dominican Republic

Pictured: Mena (middle) throughout her commencement from CUNY’s Hunter School in 2015 as she’s accompanied by her dad and mom, each attorneys who immigrated from the Dominican Republic

Though CUNY claimed it acquired backlash over the article, the choice to take it down stoked its personal wave of criticism, with CUNY Brooklyn School Professor KC Johnson condemning the transfer. 

‘Not an excellent search for CUNY, to place it mildly,’ he tweeted.  

‘One line of the establishment’s [groveling] apology might even be learn as casting doubt on the jury’s verdict within the civil case,’ he added. 

‘CUNY’s message to proficient younger grads who go into the regulation appears to be – we’ll have fun you provided that we institutionally approve of your shopper.’ 

Regardless of concluding in June, the Depp v. Heard trial continues to be a hot-button concern after the jury in Fairfax Virginia awarded Depp $10.35 million in damages. 

The jury in the end discovered that Heard defamed him in a 2018 Washington Publish op-ed the place she referred to herself as a home abuse survivor. 

The jury additionally awarded Heard $2 million in her countersuit that Depp and his consultant defamed her following her preliminary claims in opposition to him. 

Each Heard and Depp have stated they’re submitting an attraction over the verdicts.  

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