Joelle Rich, a trial lawyer who is 22 years younger than Johnny Depp, is reportedly his girlfriend
According to rumours, Johnny Depp is dating a legal representative who defended him in his libel trial at the High Court in 2020.
Depp, 59, and lawyer at prestigious international legal firm Schillings Joelle Rich, 37, are reportedly growing “serious” and meeting ‘discreetly’ in hotels.
According to a source who spoke to US Weekly, “Their chemistry is off the charts.” Between them, things are serious. They are true professionals. Ms. Rich attended the trial in Fairfax, Virginia to allegedly “support” the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, even though she was not a member of the legal team that represented Depp in his defamation case against Amber Heard earlier this year.
She had no duty to be there for work, the insider continued.
It was a personal thing, According to a different source, they were dating, “but it’s not serious,” according to People magazine.
According to reports, Ms. Rich and her husband Jonathan, with whom she shares two children, are divorcing. When Depp sued The Sun for branding him a “wife beater,” she was a member of the legal team that defended him. Judge Mr. Justice Nicol determined that the newspaper’s article was “basically true,” which resulted in Depp losing the case.
Ms. Rich, whose real name is Joelle Rashti, attended North London Collegiate School, which has annual tuition as high as £22,308. She grew up in green Mill Hill, North London.
Prior to the trial against Heard, Depp was being represented by Camille Vasquez, who was the subject of persistent rumours that the two were in a relationship. TikTok videos of the two hugging each other while listening to love songs went viral.
The rumours were denounced by Ms. Vasquez as “disappointing,” and she asserted that her actions were not “inappropriate” or “unprofessional.”
In addition, an unethical accusation is being made. She said to People, “It’s sexist.
Although regrettable and disappointing, it also sort of goes with the territory. I wouldn’t say that I was very surprised. she claimed that her Cuban and Colombian origin contributed to her tactile nature and that she cared “very profoundly about my clients.”
Additionally, she asserted that she and her partner, We Work executive Edward Owen, were “extremely happy.”
Two years after their marriage, Depp and Heard divorced. with his former partner, French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, he has two children: Lily-Rose, 23, and Jack, 20. He was previously married to makeup artist Lori Anne Allison.
On the production of The Rum Diary in 2009, Depp and Heard became friends. By early 2012, they began dating.
The couple was hitched at their Los Angeles residence three years later. but Miss Heard sought a divorce in 2016 and charged him with physical abuse. With each action made public, a string of lawsuits and countersuits ensued.
In an article from 2018, The Sun, Depp was referred to be a “wife beater.” Depp filed a libel suit against the paper’s publisher.
In the 2020 trial, which focused on 14 alleged abuse events and in which Depp was represented by Ms. Rich’s law office Schillings at the High Court, both Depp and Heard gave testimony.
The judge in that case gave The Sun the benefit of the doubt. Depp had additionally sued Heard for several remarks she had made in The Washington Post.
The US court this time decided in Depp’s favour, giving him £6.6 million in damages, following a very public trial this summer.