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Johnny Depp is reportedly dating his lawyer – and no, it’s not Camille Vasquez from Amber Heard’s defamation case earlier this year.

A source confirmed to People magazine this week that Depp, 59, is dating one of his lawyers in his 2020 UK trial, Joelle Rich.

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Rich, a London-based lawyer, was a member of the legal team representing Depp in his case against British newspaper The Sun. Depp sued the newspaper after it published an article calling him a “wife beater.”

I Pirates of the Caribbean The actor lost his case after a UK judge ruled that The Sun’s claims were “absolutely true.” Amber Heard, Depp’s ex-wife, testified in court in support of Solezwe’s claim.

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Depp filed an appeal against the UK court’s decision in March 2021, but the motion was rejected.

Rich did not represent Depp in his Fairfax County, Va., defamation lawsuit against Heard this year, although he was in court for several days for “support.” Depp sued Heard over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed Heard wrote about domestic violence.

Depp won a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife and was awarded $10 million. Heard was also awarded $2 million on the counterclaim. The former have both appealed the sentence.

During the American case, Depp’s fans on social media quickly tried to connect the actor romantically with Vasquez, one of his lawyers. At the time, Vasquez told People that the rumors were “sexual” and denied that she was dating Depp.

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Attorney Joelle Rich hugs attorney Camille Vasquez, back to the camera, as attorney Ben Chew (R) looks on, at the end of a daily hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., May 16, 2022.

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“I think it comes with a place to be a woman who does her job,” Vasquez told the outlet. “It’s disappointing that some outlets have gone with it or said that my communication with Johnny – who is a friend and whom I’ve known and represented for four and a half years now – that my communication was in any way inappropriate or irrelevant. That’s disappointing to hear.”

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US Weekly was the first to report on Depp’s relationship with Rich.

Rich is a partner at UK law firm Schillings. His bio on the company’s website says he “helps individuals and families in the public eye protect their privacy and dignity, both in and out of court.”

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Depp and Rich have not publicly confirmed that they are in a relationship.

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