Johnny Depp is courting his married lawyer from UK defamation trial

Johnny Depp is dating his married lawyer from UK defamation trial

2022-09-23 00:22:54

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Johnny Depp is courting Joelle Wealthy, a married lawyer who represented him in his U.Ok. defamation trial towards a British tabloid for branding him a “wife-beater,” Fox Information Digital confirmed.

Wealthy is separated from her husband and is divorcing him, a supply mentioned. She was not a part of the authorized group that represented Depp in his Virginia defamation case towards ex-wife Amber Heard, however she was current for a part of the six-week trial, which wrapped up in June.

The London-based mom of two was noticed greater than as soon as chatting with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star on smoke breaks outdoors the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse.

She additionally stayed with Depp on the Ritz-Carlton in McLean, Virginia, the place he was holed up for the trial and dined with him and his group on a number of events at The Palm, an upscale steakhouse subsequent door to the five-star lodge, one other supply mentioned. 

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Johnny Depp smokes a cigarette as he exhibits his girlfriend, Joelle Wealthy, one thing on his cellphone throughout a recess in his Virginia defamation trial towards Amber Heard on Might 3, 2022.
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Throughout Depp’s Virginia defamation trial, rumors swirled that he was courting lawyer Camille Vasquez, however they each have been fast to disclaim the gossip.

Vasquez was significantly offended by the unfounded hypothesis. 

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“It’s additionally an unethical cost being made. It’s sexist,” she advised Folks journal after Depp’s courtroom triumph

“It’s unlucky, and it’s disappointing, however, on the identical time, it type of comes with the territory. I can’t say I used to be all that shocked.”

Joelle Rich and Johnny Depp enter the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, after a break in his defamation trial against Amber Heard on May 2, 2022.

Joelle Wealthy and Johnny Depp enter the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, after a break in his defamation trial towards Amber Heard on Might 2, 2022.
(AP Photograph/Steve Helber, Pool)

Wealthy works for Schillings, a U.Ok.-based agency that helps high-profile individuals shield their privateness and reputations, in accordance with the corporate’s web site.

Though the lawyer and her group misplaced the 2020 U.Ok. courtroom battle, the “Black Mass” star did not seem to carry the defeat towards her.

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It is unclear how critical the pair’s relationship is or when their romance started.

Attorney Joelle Rich hugs attorney Camille Vasquez, back to camera, as attorney Ben Chew looks on at the end of the daily proceedings at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 16, 2022.

Lawyer Joelle Wealthy hugs lawyer Camille Vasquez, again to digicam, as lawyer Ben Chew seems on on the finish of the every day proceedings on the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on Might 16, 2022.
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The nationally televised courtroom spectacle in Virginia ended with a jury awarding Depp a $15 million judgment towards Heard for defaming him.

Decide Penney Azcarate lowered the sum to $10.35 million. The jury handed Heard $2 million in her countersuit, however the verdict was largely seen as a sweeping victory for Depp, who has skilled a skilled renaissance within the months since.

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Each Depp and Heard have mentioned they plan to attraction.

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