Johnny Depp and lawyer Joelle Rich, one of many attorneys who represented him in his UK libel case in opposition to The Sun, have damaged up, per People. The similar outlet initially reported that the pair have been courting on Sept. 22, with a supply saying that the 2 “are courting however it’s not severe.” At the time, Us Weekly reported that one other insider stated the pair’s “chemistry is off the charts. “It’s severe between them. They are the true deal,” the supply added on the time. Rich and reps for Depp didn’t instantly reply to POPSUGAR’s request for remark.
Rich beforehand served on Depp’s authorized group throughout his libel case in opposition to The Sun, which he finally misplaced in November 2020. But she was not among the many legal professionals who defended Depp in his extremely publicized defamation case in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this yr, although she did make a handful of court docket appearances with the actor in Fairfax County, VA.
On June 1, Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court discovered Heard responsible for defamation in opposition to Depp, which prompted a jury to award the latter $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, NBC News reported. However, jurors additionally discovered Depp responsible for defamation, and so Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages. Following the trial, the 2 issued particular person statements on social media acknowledging the result of the case.
Since then, Depp has been hooked up to 2 Hollywood initiatives: a biopic about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, which he’ll direct, and a French interval drama titled “Jeanne du Barry,” the place he’ll painting King Louis XV — making it Depp’s first movie function in three years. He additionally made a shock look on the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards as a moon individual. Per the Hollywood Reporter, he can even be featured in Rihanna’s upcoming “Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4,” which is able to stream on Prime Video on Nov. 9.