Is Johnny Depp dating his former attorney Joelle Rich?
Johnny Depp's got a new love interest in his life and she's a lawyer. But it's not that lawyer.
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Johnny Depp is dating Joelle Rich, an attorney who represented him in his UK libel trial against the Sun, Page Six can confirm.
The London-based lawyer is married but separated, and her divorce may not have been finalized yet.
Earlier this summer, Depp, 59, sparked romance rumors with another attorney, Camille Vasquez, who represented him in his victorious US defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
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.
However, Ellen Barkin showed her support for Heard, 36, by testifying that Depp had a history of violent behavior and once threw a bottle of wine in her direction.
Barkin, who dated Depp briefly in 1994, also issued a statement in the actor’s unsuccessful case against the Sun in 2020.
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