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Johnny Depp’s new relationship is raising eyebrows

Just months after his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard
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Johnny Depp is reportedly dating Joelle Rich, his former U.K Lawyer.

A source revealed to E! News that Johnny, 59, and the London-based attorney were currently dating. 

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The pair met during Johnny’s lawsuit against The Sun in 2018, with Joelle a member of the actor’s legal team. 

The Pirates of the Caribbean star filed a lawsuit against the British tabloid, over a published article that labelled him a “wife-beater” during his marriage to Amber Heard – a claim Depp denied. 

The British lawyer is in the midst of a divorce with her ex-husband, who she shares two children with. 

Joelle was also spotted at Depp’s most recent defamation trial against Amber Heard earlier this year in America – however, she was not there as a member of his legal team. 

“There was no professional obligation for her being there,” a source told US Weekly. 

Johnny and Joelle
Johnny Depp and Joelle Rich. (Credit: Getty)

Fans had previously linked Depp to another woman on his legal team – Camille Vasquez, who represented him in the US Trial, however, the American lawyer quickly shut down the rumours, telling People that it was a “disappointing” narrative. 

“I guess it comes with the territory of being a woman just doing her job,” she explained earlier this year.

“It’s disappointing that certain outlets kind of ran with it or said 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 in any way were inappropriate or unprofessional.” 

Johnny Depp
Fans had previously linked Depp to another woman on his legal team – Camille Vasquez. (Credit: Getty)

Whilst Johnny won a massive $10 million payout during the defamation trial, ex-wife Amber Heard has since appealed the court ruling. 

“We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the first amendment. We are therefore appealing the verdict,” a spokesperson for the actress said in a statement, via The Guardian.

“While we realise today’s filing will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we need to take to ensure both fairness and justice.” 

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