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Johnny Depp is ‘seriously dating’ lawyer Joelle Rich after they worked together four years ago

Johnny Depp is ‘seriously dating’ lawyer Joelle Rich after they worked together FOUR years ago on a libel case… while she quietly ‘supported’ him during Amber Heard trial

  • Johnny is reportedly dating a London-based attorney named Joelle Rich 
  • Rich represented him during a trial with The Sun in the UK in 2018
  • She ended up losing the trail for the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor
  • ‘Their chemistry is off the charts,’ an insider told UsWeekly 
  • ‘It’s serious between them. They are the real deal,’ the source added
  • She is in the process of getting divorced from her husband with whom she has two kids 

Johnny is reportedly dating a London-based attorney named Joelle Rich.

Rich represented the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor during a trial with The Sun in the UK in 2018 that he ended up losing. 

‘Their chemistry is off the charts,’ an insider told UsWeekly, who first broke the story. ‘It’s serious between them. They are the real deal.’ 

Rich was not part of the legal team who represented him in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year, and she had ‘no professional obligation for being’ in the courtroom with him, the site added, but she was present to show her ‘support’ for her boyfriend.

Rich is not to be confused with another pretty brunette lawyer he worked with, 38-year-old Camille Vasquez, who was a part of Depp’s team on the Heard defamation trial. She denied any romance.

New love? Johnny is reportedly dating an attorney named Joelle Rich, according to UsWeekly and TMZ. Rich represented the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor during the UK trial that he lost. She was not but she was not part of the legal team who represented him in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard; seen in May in Virginia

DailyMail has reached out to Johnny’s rep for comment.

Depp and Heard split in 2017.

Us claimed that their romance began ‘discreetly’ as they had dates at hotels so they could avoid busy restaurants where their romance could have been outed.  

Rich is currently still wed to her husband but they are formally separated.

The brunette beauty is in the process of getting divorced, TMZ added. She and her estranged husband share two children.

His new love? 'Their chemistry is off the charts,' an insider told UsWeekly, who first broke the news. 'It's serious between them. They are the real deal

His new love? ‘Their chemistry is off the charts,’ an insider told UsWeekly, who first broke the news. ‘It’s serious between them. They are the real deal

Rich was seen chatting with Depp in Virginia in May during his trial with Heard, with whom he made the movie The Rum Diaries.

Rich is a lawyer from the UK.

In her biography online it says she ‘works to defend [clients’] reputations against false and defamatory allegations in print, online, and on social media.’

A new romance: Us added that their romance began 'discreetly' as they had dates at hotels and not restaurants. Rich is married but now in the process of getting divorced, TMZ added. She and her estranged husband share two children. Seen in 2017

A new romance: Us added that their romance began ‘discreetly’ as they had dates at hotels and not restaurants. Rich is married but now in the process of getting divorced, TMZ added. She and her estranged husband share two children. Seen in 2017

Her focus is to guard clients’ ‘privacy from unwarranted intrusion and media attention.’

For months it was speculated that Depp fancied another one of his lawyers: Vasquez. She repped the star in his Heard case.

But she said the rumour was ‘sexist.’

‘It’s also an unethical charge being made,’ Vasquez told People in June.

‘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.’

That other lawyer: For months it was speculated that Depp fancied another one of his lawyers: 38-year-old Camille Vasquez. She repped the star in his Heard case. Seen in May in Virginia

That other lawyer: For months it was speculated that Depp fancied another one of his lawyers: 38-year-old Camille Vasquez. She repped the star in his Heard case. Seen in May in Virginia

She is now a celebrity: The attorney was seen on September 10 in Beverly Hills

She is now a celebrity: The attorney was seen on September 10 in Beverly Hills

She also has a boyfriend. 

Depp filed two separate lawsuits about his relationship with Heard.

One was in June 2018 against The Sun.

The publication called him a ‘wife beater’ as they took information from Heard.

A bad end: Depp and Heard split in 2017. Seen here at the Met Gala in 2014 in NYC

A bad end: Depp and Heard split in 2017. Seen here at the Met Gala in 2014 in NYC

The trial was in July 2020 but four months later, the U.K.’s High Court of Justice ruled that The Sun’s article was not libelous. 

Rich said she ‘seriously questioned’ the U.K. judge’s decision and there were plans to appeal.

Then Depp sued Heard over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post where she claimed to be a victim of domestic violence.

In June, the jury ruled in favor of Depp and Heard was ordered to pay him $10.35 million in damages. 

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