Johnny Depp is dating his 2020 libel lawyer

Johnny Depp is dating his 2020 libel lawyer

The Oscar-nominated actor is going steady with one of the lawyers who represented him in his lawsuit

JOHNNY Depp is reportedly starting to date again and is in a “serious” relationship with a London-based lawyer who represented him in one of his libel cases.

Depp is said to be seeing Joelle Rich, 37, a partner in the international law firm Schillings. The firm’s other clients include Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Rich, born Joelle Rashti, is allegedly separated and is in the process of a divorce with her financier husband, Jonathan Rich. Together they have two children.

Us Weekly reported that an insider has described Depp and Rich’s relationship as ‘serious’.

“Their chemistry is off the charts. It’s serious between them. It’s the real deal,” the source added.

Rich represented the Pirates of the Caribbean star in his unsuccessful defamation battle against the Sun at London’s High Court in July 2020, after the newspaper labelled him as a “wife beater” in one of its articles.

US actor Johnny Depp leaves the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 11, 2022. – US actor Johnny Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against his former wife, US actress Amber Heard, after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 that, without naming Depp, accused him of domestic abuse. (Photo by Samuel Corum / AFP)

The actor lost his battle after a High Court judge ruled that Amber Heard’s proof of abuse she endured was “substantially true”.

Rich was not part of Depp’s legal team during his separate libel battle against Heard in Virginia, United States. But, she was present in the courtroom to show support for Depp, as reported by Us Weekly.

source – The Vibes

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