Johnny Depp is dating British lawyer Joel Richie. She defended him in his British libel trial against Sun.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Johnny Depp dating his lawyer
According to several media outlets, Depp is dating Joel Richie, a London-based lawyer.
An insider said, ‘The chemistry is off the charts. Between them is serious. They are the real deal.’
However, another source claimed, ‘They are dating, but the situation is not serious’.
Rich made the news in 2018 when Depp joined Depp’s legal team in November 2019 in a defamation lawsuit against Sun that he eventually lost.
#JD It is *reported* that he is having a serious relationship with London-based lawyer Joelle Rich, who represented him in a defamation trial against British newspaper The Sun in 2020. They are together in a VA trial, with sources claiming Rich attended the case to provide ‘assistance’. #cute couple! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/nrTC6OaGOQ
— JohnnyRules (@JDs_Best_Life) September 22, 2022
If you don’t know, the 59-year-old actor has sued the newspaper for branding himself ‘battered his wife’. However, the court found that the publication’s allegations were ‘substantially true’.
In addition, Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, came in to testify about the Pirates of the Caribbean star.
Moreover, Rich was not an attorney in Depp’s famous US case. But she was in court in Virginia.
One source claimed that ‘she had no professional obligations there.’
They also confirmed that the two would meet ‘secretly’ at a hotel in the early stages of their romance.
Who is Joel Richie?
Joelle Rich is a 59-year-old lawyer from London, UK. She is a partner at Schillings, a leading law firm. They are famous for representing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Rich’s official biography states that she specializes in representing clients ‘against false and defamatory claims in print, online and on social media’.
Her bio also states that she has expertise in ‘protecting individuals’ from undue trespassing and media attention.
The 59-year-old attorney also won a Silver Award for ‘Future Leader Initiative of the Year’ at the Citywealth Future Leaders 2021 Awards.
Rich was previously married to the director of corporate finance group Bluebox. She married Jonathan in 2011. However, the two are currently divorced. Nevertheless, Rick had two children during the relationship.
Johnny Depp and Camille Vasquez dating rumors
Johnny Depp has been linked to US attorney Camille Vazquez, who has been embroiled in defamation allegations in the past. Vasquez, on the other hand, became a pseudonym during the trial.
However, Vasquez denied the rumors, saying they were ‘unethical’ and ‘existent’ in nature.
Depp is reportedly dating Joel Richie, who represented Johnny Depp in a defamation lawsuit against Sun in the UK. Rich went to court every day with Depp.
— Jeanie (@jeanniebrichett) September 22, 2022
— FirstCuriosity (@FirstCuriosity) September 22, 2022