Johnny Depp and libel lawyer girlfriend appeared close during Virginia defamation trial

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The romance betwixt Johnny Depp and his caller lawyer woman appeared to beryllium going beardown adjacent arsenic acold backmost arsenic April during his explosive defamation proceedings successful Virginia, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show.  

The actor, 59, and lawyer Joelle Rich were snapped walking adjacent together  astatine the time, arsenic they near the Fairfax County Courthouse astatine the extremity of proceedings proceedings.

Throughout the six-week trial, the 2 were seen leaving tribunal unneurotic successful his SUV daily. Depp astatine 1 constituent was adjacent seen placing his manus connected the libel lawyer's backmost successful a caring gesture.

The romance betwixt Johnny Depp and his caller lawyer woman appeared to beryllium going beardown adjacent arsenic acold backmost arsenic April, during his explosive defamation proceedings successful Virginia , exclusive DailyMail.com photos show

A root adjacent to Depp has confirmed the histrion is successful a 'serious' narration with the affluent London-based lawyer, who antecedently represented him successful 1 of his libel battles. 

The Pirates of the Caribbean prima is said to beryllium dating Joelle Rich, 37, who is simply a spouse successful the planetary instrumentality steadfast Schillings whose clients see Prince Harry and woman Meghan.

The mother-of-two is said to beryllium separated from her financier hubby Jonathan Rich and the mates are thought to beryllium getting divorced.

US personage and amusement mag Us Weekly quoted an insider arsenic describing the narration betwixt Ms Rich and Depp, 59, arsenic 'serious'.

The root told the magazine: 'Their chemistry is disconnected the charts'. The insider added: 'It's superior betwixt them. They are the existent deal.'

Ms Rich represented the histrion successful his ill-fated libel conflict against the Sun astatine London's High Court successful July 2020 aft the paper branded him a 'wife beater' successful an article.

The nonfiction had stated determination was 'overwhelming evidence' that Depp had engaged successful acts of home unit portion joined to Amber Heard.

Edward Scissorhands prima Depp mislaid his conflict aft a High Court judge, sitting without a jury, ruled that Ms Heard's grounds of maltreatment she suffered was 'substantially true'.

 Johnny Depp is reportedly successful a 'serious' narration with London-based lawyer Joelle Rich, who represented him successful his unsuccessful 2020 libel proceedings against British paper The Sun. They are pictured unneurotic astatine his caller defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, with a root claiming that Rich attended the lawsuit to connection 'support' to the actor 

Joelle Rich (right) connected her wedding day, erstwhile she joined her husband Jonathan. It is understood the mates are presently going done a divorce

The reports astir Rich and Depp's alleged romance travel aft helium faced months of furious speculation that helium was dating different lawyer - Camille Vasquez (pictured), who was portion of the ineligible squad who represented him successful his caller defamation proceedings against ex-wife Amber Heard 

Johnny Depp pictured with Ms Rich during the London libel tribunal conflict against the Sun successful July 2020

Rich, who is simply a spouse astatine Schillings, which besides represents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, is reportedly going done a divorcement from her husband, Jonathan (pictured), with whom she shares 2 children

Ms Rich was already joined to her hubby erstwhile she worked with Depp connected his 2020 proceedings successful London

The verdict was slammed astatine the clip by Depp's lawyers who described it arsenic 'perverse' and 'bewildering'.

Ms Rich was not portion of Depp's ineligible squad successful his abstracted defamation conflict against Ms Heard successful the United States which helium won earlier this twelvemonth successful Fairfax, Virginia.

But Us Weekly reported that Ms Rich was contiguous successful the Virginia courtroom to supply 'support' for Oscar-nominated Depp.

Ms Rich who was calved Joelle Rashti is the girl of affluent spot magnates and grew up successful the leafy northbound London suburb of Mill Hill.

She attended the adjacent North London Collegiate School, an autarkic time schoolhouse for girls which has a fig of celebrated ex-pupils including Esther Rantzen and Rachel Weisz.

The schoolhouse successful Edgware presently has fees of £22,308 ($25,146) per year.

Ms Rich went to Birmingham University successful 2003, wherever she studied instrumentality and is thought to person met her aboriginal hubby Jonathan Rich.

She took a further ineligible qualification successful 2006 aft graduating, earlier starting arsenic a trainee solicitor - and past qualifying - with planetary ineligible elephantine DLA Piper successful London wherever she focused connected intelligence property, media, and athletics litigation.

Ms Rich joined starring privateness and estimation absorption lawyers Schillings successful 2011 astir a period aft she joined her hubby Jonathan astatine a wedding successful Tuscany, Italy.

She was yet promoted to spouse of the instrumentality steadfast which represents the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and histrion Emma Watson. It is believed that she earns much than £250,000 a year.

Ms Rich's biography connected the Schillings website says she 'works to support [clients'] reputations against mendacious and defamatory allegations successful print, online, and connected societal media.'

Her absorption is said to beryllium connected guarding her clients' 'privacy from unwarranted intrusion and media attention'.

Ms Rich spoke retired for Depp successful March past twelvemonth aft helium was denied support to appeal.

She told Deadline astatine the clip that she 'seriously questioned' the UK judge's decision, adding that Depp was looking guardant to 'presenting the complete, irrefutable grounds of the information successful the U.S. libel lawsuit against Ms. Heard wherever she volition person to supply afloat disclosure'.

Ms Rich's hubby trained arsenic an accountant aft graduating from Birmingham, moving with planetary consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers earlier joining firm concern radical Bluebox wherever helium is simply a director.

Ms Rich and her parent Ava Rashti took portion successful a diagnostic for a bridal mag soon earlier her Tuscany wedding, partially held successful a villa wherever the movie Room With a View was filmed successful 1985.

The Merchant Ivory romanticist play based connected the EM Forster caller starred Helena Bonham Carter and Julian Sands arsenic young lovers with a supporting formed including Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith.

The representation dispersed successful the mag showed Ms Rich wearing a £10,000 Duchesse-satin wedding formal by Phillipa Lepley, a decorator with a bridal store connected Fulham Road, South Kensington, and assorted pieces of diamond and golden jewellery worthy £20,000.

According to UsWeekly, Depp (seen successful 2017) and Rich began their romance 'discreetly' with an insider claiming that they would conscionable up astatine hotels during the aboriginal days of their relationship 

A atrocious end: Depp and Heard divided successful 2017. Seen present astatine the Met Gala successful 2014 successful NYC

She is present a celebrity: Attorney Camille Vasquez was seen connected September 10 successful Beverly Hills

Her parent besides dressed up successful a £2000 silk formal by Stewart Parvin, a De Beers diamond ringing worthy £8,000, diamond and platinum earrings worthy £5,300 and £395 Jimmy Choo shoes.

Ms Rich aboriginal told different mag astir the wedding, saying: 'We wanted to get joined overseas and decided connected Florence arsenic soon arsenic we saw the synagogue.

'Our venue was a beauteous Tuscan villa wherever A Room With A View was filmed.'

She went on: 'It had a immense plot wherever we could acceptable the tables and a creation floor. This is important astatine Jewish weddings arsenic guests similar to creation during dinner!

'The reception was a luxurious Italian banquet. We utilized golden tableware and furnishings and a operation of flowers, herbs and effect for the array displays. Candles were placed everyplace to guarantee a romanticist effect.

'We had 290 guests. Each clip I tried to convey them I started to outcry and had to beryllium dragged disconnected the signifier by my mother.'

Her proposal to different brides was: 'Focus connected you and your groom - the crushed you're determination successful the archetypal place.'

She and Jonathan, present 38, went connected to unrecorded unneurotic successful a spot worthy £1.7 cardinal astir the country from the household location wherever she grew up.

It is unclear erstwhile their matrimony soured but they are present understood to beryllium surviving apart, though Ms Rich seemingly continues to usage her husband's surname.

False rumours had swirled that Depp was successful a narration with different lawyer - 38-year-old Camille Vasquez - who was a portion of his squad during his defamation proceedings successful Virginia.

Ms Vasquez denied each speculation astir a romance with the prima - and DailyMail.com aboriginal revealed that she was successful information successful a narration with Edward Owen, a British enforcement for the steadfast WeWork which rents retired bureau space.

The postgraduate of Southwestern Law School successful Los Angeles slammed the reports of a romance arsenic 'sexist', telling People mag successful June: 'It's besides an unethical complaint being made.'

Ms Vasquez added: 'It's unfortunate and it's disappointing, but astatine the aforesaid clip it benignant of comes with the territory. I can't accidental I was each that surprised.'

Depp sued Ms Heard, 36, successful Virginia implicit a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post wherever she claimed to beryllium a unfortunate of home violence.

The assemblage ruled successful his favour successful June, and she was ordered to wage him $10.35 cardinal successful damages.

Ms Heard was besides awarded $2 cardinal successful compensatory damages aft the assemblage recovered that 1 of Depp's lawyers had made a defamatory connection astir her.

Depp claimed to person mislaid movie roles implicit Ms Heard's accusations that helium abused her during their ill-fated and little matrimony which lasted small much than a year.

But aft helium won the defamation case, helium had a vocation resurgence. His instrumentality to popularity was cemented erstwhile helium appeared astatine the 2022 MTV VMAs successful a satellite suit.

Moon man: Depp claimed to person mislaid movie roles aft Heard's accusations that helium abused her. But aft helium won the defamation case, helium had a vocation resurgence. His instrumentality to popularity was cemented erstwhile helium appeared astatine the 2022 MTV VMAs successful a satellite suit

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