The public once suspected a romance between Johnny Depp and Camille Vasquez, his lawyer during the trial for domestic violence which opposed him this year to Amber Heard.
Since then, People
has revealed, this Thursday, September 22, that the actor was indeed in a relationship with a lawyer – but not the one we imagined.
He would have started a romance with a woman named Joelle Rich, who had represented him in 2018 ,
during his defamation lawsuit against the
The tabloid then called him a "violent husband".
A legal battle that the actor had lost in November 2020.
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"This is serious"
According to her bio, the London lawyer is indeed responsible for "helping individuals and families of high profile to protect their privacy and reputation" and has "expertise in defamation, protection of privacy and copyright disputes.
If an anonymous source indicated in the columns of
that Johnny Depp would maintain a “light relationship” with Joelle Rich, another witness maintained to
that this idyll was all that is more serious.
“Their chemistry is extraordinary, said this close to the actor.
It's serious between them."
Despite the fact that she did not represent her alleged companion during his legal battle with Amber Heard, she would nevertheless have attended several hearings of the trial.
"She had no professional obligation to be there," said an anonymous source.
It was personal.”
The lawyer was photographed with Johnny Depp outside the courthouse on May 3 and hugging Camille Vasquez in the courtroom on May 16.
If Joelle Rich was married at the time of her meeting with Johnny Depp – she is also the mother of two children – the lawyer would now be in the process of divorce.
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A mysterious young red-haired woman
It remains to be seen whether the rumor of this idyll is founded.
In July, the actor was seen in the company of a mysterious young redhead woman.
The two had arrived together at rehearsals for a Johnny Depp concert, in view of his performance at the Umbria Jazz Festival, in Perugia.
The tabloids then wondered: would the musician have a romance with this stranger?
Speculation quickly foiled by the
New York Post
The young woman would actually be a teacher, met on the set of the feature film
Jeanne du Barry
, by Maïwenn, during which she would help the actor to perfect his French.
Further proof that appearances are sometimes deceiving.
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