Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is dating one of his lawyers who represented him in his UK libel case against the sun. According to a report in Page Six, that lawyer is London-based Joelle Rich. The report goes on to say that the attorney is married but estranged and their divorce may not be finalized yet.
Citing a source, the outlet went on to say that Johnny Depp’s and Joelle Rich’s “chemistry is off the charts,” adding, “It’s serious between them. You are the real deal.”
Ms Rich was not part of the defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, but she was present in the courtroom to show her support for the actor, according to a report by the US weekly.
According to the report, the duo met discreetly at the hotels in the early stages of their romance. “There was no professional obligation for her to be there. It was personal.”
Previously, Mr Depp and his attorney Camille Vasquez (she was one of Mr Depp’s lead counsel during his six-week defamation trial of Amber Heard) had sparked dating rumours. However, Ms Vasquez denied these rumours. She said that she cares deeply about her customers. “I think it comes together with the territory of being a woman just doing her job. It is disappointing that certain outlets walked away with or said that my interactions with Johnny – who is a friend and whom I have known and represented for four years – half a year now – that my interactions were in any way inappropriate or unprofessional. That’s disappointing to hear.”
Speaking to People, Ms Vasquez revealed that she has a boyfriend and that they are very happy in their relationship. “It’s unethical for a lawyer to date his client,” she said, adding, “It’s unfortunate and disappointing, but at the same time it kind of belongs to territory.” I can’t say I was overly surprised.”