September 24, (THEWILL) – American actor, Johnny Depp, is reportedly dating one of his attorneys, Joelle Rich, from his 2020 UK libel lawsuit against The Sun.
The London based lawyer represented Depp when he sued The Sun for calling him a wife- beater in a news article centred on ex-wife, Amber Heard’s allegations of domestic violence.
He lost the case in November 2020, with court upholding the accusation as substantially true. His attempt to overturn the verdict was overruled.
Rich did not represent Depp in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, but she did make several appearances at the courthouse in Fairfax county Va, during the trial.
“There was no professional obligation for Rich to be present at the trial. It was personal and the two used to meet discreetly in hotels during the early days of their relationship.
“The lawyer was married when she met Depp, but she is divorcing her husband to be with the actor”, a source stated.