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Johnny Depp is reportedly dating Joelle Rich, his lawyer who represented him in the UK trial against The Sun.
According to US Weekly, sources reveal, “Their chemistry is off the charts. It’s serious between them. They are the real deal.”
Prior to Joelle Rich, Depp was rumored to be dating Camille Vasquez, his attorney who represented him in the defamation case. But Vasquez has since denied the rumors citing she was in a relationship with somebody else.
Here are all the things you need to know about Johnny Depp’s girlfriend, Joelle Rich.
She Is In The Process Of Divorcing Her Husband
Joelle Rich married her estranged husband, Jonathan Rich, in 2011. After a decade-long relationship, they are currently in the process of divorce.
Joelle and Jonathan have two children together. As per reports, she no longer lived with her husband when she met the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
While there are reports that she is dating Depp, both have yet to confirm their relationship publicly.
She Is A Libel Lawyer With A Net Worth Of $1 Million
Joelle Rich is a libel lawyer and litigator based in London with expertise in media law. As a lawyer with a decade-long experience in the field, her estimated net worth is $1 million.
Her LinkedIn account shows that she has been a Partner with Schillings since August 2011. Before Schillings, she worked as a solicitor at DLA Piper in London from August 2008 to July 2011.
She has won several awards for her work on libel cases, including Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014 issued by Super Lawyers Index.
The 37-years-old Lawyer Is A Graduate Of The University Of Birmingham
Joelle Rich, 37, studied law at the University of Birmingham in 2003 and graduated in 2006. She attended her education at North London Collegiate School in Edgware, England.
Following her university graduation, she attended BPP Law School, practicing electives in media and entertainment. She attended law school from 2006 to 2007.
She Defended Johnny Depp In His Libel Case Against The Sun
In his libel lawsuit against The Sun, Joelle Rich represented Johnny Depp at London’s High Court. He sued the magazine on June 1, 2018, after the paper claimed him a ‘wife beater’ in an article titled “GONE POTTY How Can J K Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?.”
After two years of lawsuits against The Sun, he lost the libel case in November 2020. Judge Mr. Justice Nicol released the 129-page ruling in which Depp was found guilty among 12 of 14 alleged domestic violence against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
She Made Court Appearance During’ Depp v. Heard’ Defamation Case
Johnny Depp filed the lawsuit against Amber Heard in February 2019 for an op-ed in The Washington Post titled “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” Joelle Rich was not on his legal team, but she made a court appearance in Fairfax County, Virginia.
AP photographer Kevin Lamarque pictured Joelle and Depp arriving in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on May 3, 2022.
She later hugged Depp’s attorney Camille Vazquez inside the court. Depp won the defamation case on June 1, 2022, where the New York Jury ruled that Heard defamed Depp on all three counts.