Johnny Depp maintains a romantic relationship with Joelle Rich, the lawyer who participated in his defense during the defamation trial against the tabloid The Sun that was held in the United Kingdom last year, according to US media.
People magazine and Fox News cite sources close to the American actor who confirm the relationship, although they clarify that it is not “serious”, with the lawyer, who in turn is divorcing her husband and father of her two children.
Although Rich was part of the interpreter’s defense in the British litigation, he did not work in the last trial held in the US and that confronted Depp with fellow actress Amber Heard in a case that was broadcast on television and made headlines in all the world.
Even so, the lawyer accompanied Depp during the oral hearings held in Fairfax (Virginia, USA) and was seen talking to the actor or smoking in the vicinity of the court and the hotel where he was staying, Fox News recalled. .
During this trial, another rumor also emerged that suggested a relationship between the actor and the lawyer who represented him in the case, Camille Vasquez, which she insistently denied and described as sexist.
For his part, Rich, 59, works for the Schillings law firm, in charge of representing Depp in his trial against The Sun newspaper for an article that described the actor as an “aggressor of women” and that the court ruled in favor of the publication.
In the American trial, the sentence, issued unanimously by the jury on June 1, maintains that three sentences written by Heard in an opinion article published in 2018 by The Washington Post newspaper defamed Depp, although the actor also defamed in an occasion to his ex-wife through his then lawyer.
She must pay ten million dollars and he two, but for the time being both have filed appeals.