Johnny Depp misplaced his UK defamation case towards The Sun in 2020 however may need taken one win from it, as he is now courting the lawyer that represented him in the High Court – Joelle Rich.
Depp followers beforehand linked him to Camille Vasquez, his lawyer in the profitable Virginia defamation case towards Amber Heard, the place Rich wasn’t on the group.
But after Rich flew to America to help her now-partner in the trial, Depp and Rich have been noticed out collectively, though a supply advised People journal that the pair aren’t critical.
Who is Joelle Rich?
Rich went to an unbiased college in North London earlier than graduating from the University of Birmingham and learning at BPP Law School to specialize in Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Commercial and Private Acquisitions.
She’s nonetheless based mostly in the UK, as she’s a associate at the worldwide regulation agency Schillings, and her LinkedIn boasts she has ‘experience in libel, privateness and copyright disputes’ and ‘works to defend reputations towards false and defamatory allegations in print, on-line and on social media.’
She’s nonetheless married to a different man, although that is not one thing that will’ve stopped Depp‘s best-loved character Jack Sparrow.
She’s had two youngsters along with her estranged husband, one thing she has in frequent with Depp
Joelle Rich purchasers
It’s thought Rich first crossed paths with Depp when defending him in his 2020 UK case.
His ex-wife Heard penned an article for the Sun the place she referred to as Depp a ‘wife-beater’, and the actor responded by suing the paper for libel.
That case was shot down as the High Court agreed with the paper that the claims had been ‘considerably true’ and a March 2021 try by Depp to overturn the ruling additionally failed.
But Depp is not the first big-name shopper Rich has represented, Meghan Markle referred to as on her agency in 2021 for her profitable privateness battle with the writer of the Mail on Sunday, after the newspaper printed a letter between Markle and her father.