Johnny Depp dating lawyer from his UK defamation trial, says reports – National

Johnny Depp is reportedly dating his lawyer — and no, it’s not Camille Vasquez of the Amber Heard libel trial earlier this year.

A source confirmed to People magazine this week that Depp, 59, dating one of his lawyers from his 2020 UK defamation trial, Joelle Rich.

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Rich, a London-based lawyer, was a member of the legal team representing Depp in his… lawsuit against the British tabloid The Sun. Depp sued the newspaper after an article was published calling him a “wife beater.”

The pirates of the caribbean actor lost the lawsuit after a UK judge ruled The Sun’s claims were “substantially true”. Amber Heard, Depp’s ex-wife, testified in court to support The Sun’s claims.

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depp appealed the British libel sentence in March 2021, but the motion was rejected.

Rich did not represent Depp in his Fairfax County, Virginia, defamation suit against Heard this year, although she was in court for several days for “support.” Depp sued Heard over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed written by Heard about domestic violence.

Depp won the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife and was awarded $10 million in damages. Heard was also awarded $2 million for a counterclaim. The exes have both appealed the verdict.

During the US trial, Depp fans on social media tried to romantically link the actor to Vasquez, one of his lawyers. At the time, Vasquez told People that the rumors “sexistand denied dating Depp.

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Attorney Joelle Rich hugs Attorney Camille Vasquez, back to the camera, as Attorney Ben Chew (R) watches, at the conclusion of daily proceedings at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, May 16, 2022.

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“I think it’s part of being a woman’s territory just doing her job,” Vasquez told the outlet. “It’s disappointing that certain outlets were either talking about or saying that my interactions with Johnny — who is a friend and I’ve known and represented for four and a half years now — that my interactions were in any way inappropriate or unprofessional. That’s disappointing to to belong.”

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US Weekly was first to report about Depp’s relationship with Rich.

Rich is a partner at the British law firm Schillings. Hair bio on the company’s website, it claims that it “helps individuals and families in the public eye to protect their privacy and reputations, both in and out of court.”

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Depp and Rich have not publicly confirmed that they are in a relationship.

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