Johnny Depp is dating lawyer Joelle Rich who represented him in UK libel lawsuit - Newshub

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Entertainment Johnny Depp and Joelle Rich during his defamation trial. Photo credit: Getty Images Johnny Depp is dating the lawyer who represented him in his UK libel lawsuit against tabloid The Sun, according to reports. Us Weekly has confirmed he's been seeing Joelle Rich, who worked on the 2018 case. However, Rich was not part of the legal team representing him in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. The American publication said she was in the Virginia courtroom to offer her "support" to Depp. "Their chemistry is off the charts," an insider told the magazine. "It's serious between them. They are the real deal." The magazine also claimed the pair had been meeting in hotels during the early stages of their romance. People magazine said Rich is married, but is currently estranged from her husband. She also has two children. It's not the first time Depp has been linked to a high-profile lawyer. During his trial against Heard, there were rumours he'd been dating Camille Vasquez, who was representing him during the trial. Vasquez blasted the rumours, telling People in June this year: "It's also an unethical charge being made. It's unfortunate and it's disappointing, but at the same time it kind of comes with the territory. I can't say I was all that surprised." TMZ reported at the time of his trial that Depp and his entire legal counsel had grown very close during the highly publicised defamation hearing. He ultimately emerged victorious from the case after suing Heard for accusing him of domestic abuse in a Washington Post op-ed..