Johnny Depp is in a relationship with Joelle Rich, his British lawyer

Johnny Depp greets his fans outside Fairfax Court. (May 27, 2022.) Abaca

The American actor would have started an affair with the one who defended him during one of his trials, the magazine revealed. PeopleThis Thursday, September 22.

The public once suspected a romance between Johnny Depp Y Camila Vasquez, his lawyer during the domestic violence trial that opposed Amber Heard this year. Since then, the magazine People revealed, this Thursday, September 22, that the actor was in a relationship with a lawyer, but not the one we imagined. he would have like this started an affair with a named Joelle Richwho had represented him in 2018, during his defamation lawsuit against the Sun (The tabloid called him an “abusive husband” at the time.) A legal battle that the actor had lost in November 2020.

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“This is serious”

According to her professional biography, the lawyer, based in London and who works for the Schillings firm, is in charge of “helping people and families of notoriety to protect your privacy and reputation” and has “experience in defamation, privacy and copyright litigation.” She studied at the University of Birmingham, England, from 2003 to 2006, where she obtained her law degree. She then studied at the BPP Law School in London from 2006 to 2007.

If an anonymous source has indicated in the columns of People that Johnny Depp would have a “light relationship” with Joelle Rich, another witness told us weekly that this idyll was all the more serious. “Their chemistry is extraordinary., said this close to the actor. He is serious with each other.” Although she did not represent her alleged partner during her legal battle with Amber Heard, the attorney attended several trial hearings.

a divorce lawyer

“She had no professional obligation to be there,” said an anonymous source. Her presence was personal. Joelle Rich was also photographed with Johnny Depp outside the courthouse on May 3 and hugging Camille Vasquez in the courtroom on May 16.

Sometimes he would have left the court in the same vehicle as the actor. At the beginning of their relationship, the two would have met discreetly in hotel rooms. If Joelle Rich was married at the time of her meeting with Johnny Depp – she is also the mother of two children – the lawyer would now be in divorce proceedings.

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A mysterious young redhead

It remains to be seen if the rumor of this idyll is substantiated. In July, the actor was seen in the company of a mysterious young redhead. The two had arrived together at the rehearsals for a Johnny Depp concert, with a view to his performance at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia. The tabloids then wondered: would the musician have an affair with this stranger? Speculation quickly thwarted by the New York Post. The young woman would actually be a teacher, they met on the set of the feature film Joan of Barry, by Maïwenn, during which he would help the actor perfect his French. One more proof that appearances are sometimes deceiving.

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