Page Six can confirm that Johnny Depp is dating Joelle Rich, a lawyer who defended him in his libel case against the Sun in the UK. We’ve heard that the lawyer in London is married but no longer living with her husband. Her divorce may not have been finalized yet, though.
Earlier this summer, Depp, 59, was linked to another lawyer, Camille Vasquez, representing him in his successful US defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. But Vasquez quickly ended the rumors by saying that the claims were “s8xist” and “unethical.”
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She told People in June, “I care a lot about my clients, and it’s clear that we’ve grown close.” “But when I say “we,” I mean the whole team, which includes Johnny, of course.” Vasquez said that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor had been her friend and client for four and a half years. “It’s also a charge that’s not fair. It’s unfair to women,” she said. “It’s unfortunate and disappointing, but it also happens sometimes. I can’t say I was very shocked.”
Rich was reportedly in the courtroom, but she was not one of the lawyers who worked on the US case. Us Weekly says that the British lawyer and mother of two was in Virginia to “show her support” for the Oscar nominee.
“There was no business reason for her to be there,” another source told the magazine. During the early stages of their relationship, Depp and Rich would “discreetly” meet up in hotels. Since the high-profile defamation case in Virginia earlier this year, people have talked about Depp’s love life. People on social media spread rumors that his lawyer Vasquez was dating the movie star’s client. In an interview with PEOPLE, she denied the rumor and called it “sexist.”