Joelle Rich represented Depp during his 2018 libel lawsuit against The Sun, and as an insider reported to Us Weekly, he even attended the trial of Depp Y heard in Virginia this year. “There was no professional obligation for her to be there. It was personal,” the source said of her presence. Rich in the court room.
Additionally, the source claimed that the London-based lawyer and “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is getting pretty serious. “They’re the real deal,” the source said, describing their chemistry as “off the charts.” Initially, when their relationship began, the duo reportedly met “discreetly” in hotel rooms.
Prior to Rich, Depp he has been single in the public eye for a while. According to reports, Rich She was married when she met the “Fantastic Beasts” actor, and she has since filed for divorce. As fans learn more about the new lady love of Deppa surprising fact is his connection with the Duchess of Sussex herself, Meghan Markle.
Joelle Rich has a lot of experience with celebrity clients
Having represented the new groom Johnny Depp once, we suppose it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Joelle Rich was also the lawyer Meghan Markle.
Rich he clearly has a knack for handling high profile celebrity cases, especially in the UK as he represented Depp in his 2018 defamation lawsuit against The Sun and Markle in his 2019 lawsuit against Associated Newspapersaccording to Page Six.
Markle had sued the British publisher, owner of the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday, for publishing his private letter to his father, Thomas Markle.
With Megan Long estranged from Thomas amidst other family drama, the letter was an obvious target for prying eyes. Though Depp lost his court case against The Sun, Rich gave Meghan a win in hers after a court ruled in December 2021 that posting the letter was “illegal”.
The nature of the claims Depp Y Markle seemed to be in the professional alley of Rich. Her law firm, Schillings Partners, describes her specialty as helping “individuals and families in the public eye protect their privacy and reputation, both in and out of the courtroom.”
In particular, the experience of Rich lies in protecting public figures from “unwarranted intrusion and media attention”. This could come in handy as you are bound to face unwanted intrusion while dating someone as high-profile as Depp.