Johnny Depp Allegedly Dating Lawyer Joelle Rich From His Libel Trial

According to Page Six, Johnny Depp is dating Joelle Rich, an attorney who represented him in his UK libel trial against the Sun.

Rich was one of the lawyers who worked on Depp’s case against the U.K. newspaper after he sued the outlet for libel in 2018, but she was not part of the legal team who represented him in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year. She was, however, present in the Virginia courtroom to show her “support” for the Oscar nominee.

As reported by Page Six, the London-based lawyer is married but separated, and her divorce may not have been finalized yet.

Earlier this summer, Depp, 59, sparked romance rumor with another attorney, Camille Vasquez, who represented him in his victorious US defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

 

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However, Vasquez quickly quieted the rumor mill, calling the allegations “sexist” and “unethical.”

“I care very deeply about my clients, and we have obviously become close,” she told People in June. “But when I say ‘we,’ I mean the entire team, and of course that includes Johnny.”

Vasquez noted that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star had been her friend and client for four and a half years.

“It’s also an unethical charge being made. It’s sexist,” she added. “It’s unfortunate, and it’s disappointing, but at the same time, it kind of comes with the territory. I can’t say I was all that surprised.”

Rich was not one of the lawyers who worked on the US case, but she was reportedly present in the courtroom.

According to Us Weekly, the British attorney — who is a mother of two — was in Virginia to show her “support” for the Oscar nominee.

“There was no professional obligation for her being there,” a source also told the magazine, adding that Depp and Rich would “discreetly” meet up in hotels during the early stages of their romance.

It is unclear when the relationship began. Reps for Depp could not be reached for comment.

During the defamation trial, a few of the “Edward Scissorhands” star’s exes — aside from Heard — made appearances in the courtroom.

Kate Moss appeared as a rebuttal witness for Depp on May 25.

The supermodel, who was in a relationship with the “Cry Baby” actor from 1994 to 1998, denied that Depp pushed her down a flight of stairs when they were dating via a virtual testimony.

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Sources: Page Six, Us Weekly, People

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