‘Yellowstone’ actor Q’orianka Kilcher beats fraud expenses

Attorney Camille Vasquez, who represented Johnny Depp in final 12 months’s blockbuster defamation trial, has scored one other authorized victory — this time with “Yellowstone” actor Q’orianka Kilcher.

On Friday, the Los Angeles County district lawyer’s workplace cleared Kilcher, 32, of all expenses in a staff’ compensation fraud case. In a press release shared Friday with The Times, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County district lawyer mentioned the court docket “determined that Ms. Kilcher did not commit insurance fraud and advised the court that we were unable to proceed.”

In July 2022, California officers charged Kilcher with two felony counts of staff’ compensation fraud, accusing her of illegally amassing greater than $96,000 in incapacity advantages between October 2019 and September 2021.

The time-frame additionally consists of a number of months when Kilcher labored on “Yellowstone,” regardless of the actor’s claims that she was too injured to work. Kilcher self-surrendered and was arraigned in May.

“Today, I am beyond grateful that my case has been dismissed — tomorrow my journey begins to help raise awareness and demand more transparency for worker’s rights within the workers comp system” Kilcher mentioned Friday in a press release shared with The Times.

She added that she “look[s] forward to shedding more light on this experience and continuing to do the work I love.”

Kilcher additionally thanked Vasquez and her fellow Brown Rudnick lawyer Steve Cook for “their steadfast belief in my innocence.” According to TMZ, Kilcher employed the 2 in September.

Kilcher broke out with Terrence Malick’s 2002 film “The New World,” the place she portrayed Pocahontas. Her credit additionally embrace “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Alienist” and “Dora and the Lost City of Gold.” She most just lately appeared within the road-trip movie “Dog,” starring Channing Tatum.

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Times workers author Christina Martinez contributed to this report.