The world is small and even more so when it comes to the Showbiz world. Johnny Depp’s new girlfriend, Englishwoman Joelle Rich actually has a connection with Meghan Markle. What link ?
A professional relationship
The London-based lawyer was representing Meghan Markle in the Duchess of Sussex’s lawsuit against Associated Newspapers, which owns the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday.
Markle sued the British tabloid company in October 2019 after it published a private letter the Duchess wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, following his absence from her princely wedding to Harry in May 2018.
We have to believe that Joelle Richie is an excellent lawyer since Miss Markle won the case in December 2021. Indeed, the court ruled that the publication of the letter invaded her privacy and was “unlawful.”
However, the Mail on Sunday argued the former ‘Suits’ student wrote the letter knowing it would be disclosed, but judges ruled the correspondence was ‘personal, private and not within the purview of a legitimate public interest.”
Markle delighted revealed to the media Page Six at the time that this victory “is not only for [elle], but for anyone who’s ever been afraid to stand up for what’s right.” While adding, “Tomorrow it could be you. These harmful practices don’t happen once in a blue moon – they are a daily failure that divides us, and we all deserve better.”
The Mail on Sunday was ordered to pay damages and print a front-page apology to the former actress.
Joelle Rich once stood up for her boyfriend
Rich also represented Depp in his libel suit against the Sun which he lost in November 2020.
But beware, Joelle Rich is not to be confused with lawyer Camille Vasquez, who had defended Johnny Depp during his trial with Amber Heard and who had been suspected of having more than friendly relations with the actor. She denied it outright. Later the DailyMail revealed that in fact the lawyer was in fact in a relationship with Edward Owen, the British executive of WeWork (a company known for managing real estate in Europe).