Inside Johnny Depp, Lawyer Joelle Wealthy’s Response to Cut up Rumors

Johnny Depp and Joelle Wealthy.
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Going sturdy! Johnny Depp is “nonetheless collectively” with Joelle Rich amid rumors of a cut up, a supply completely tells Us Weekly.

“No one was extra stunned by the experiences they cut up than Joelle and Johnny,” the insider shares, including that “nothing has modified” with the standing of their relationship.

In keeping with the supply, the lawyer is “nonetheless very a lot within the image” because the couple proceed to see the place their romance is headed. “They’re each loving the time they spend collectively,” the insider shares with Us.

Earlier this 12 months, Us broke the information of Depp’s romance with Wealthy, 37. On the time, a second supply revealed that the pair met after working on his U.K. libel lawsuit.

“Their chemistry is off the charts,” the insider instructed Us. “It’s critical between them. They’re the actual deal.”

The supply additionally famous that Wealthy was by Depp’s side during his defamation lawsuit towards ex-wife Amber Heard, saying, “There was no skilled obligation for her being there. It was private.”

The Kentucky native’s new romance got here amid his high-profile courtroom battle with Heard, 36. Depp, 59, was beforehand married to the actress from 2015 to 2017. Following 15 months of marriage, Heard filed for divorce and obtained a brief restraining order after she accused the Nightmare on Elm Street star of domestic violence.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star, who has denied the claims, ended up suing the U.K. newspaper The Sun after they referred to him as a “spouse beater” in a 2018 article. Through the trial, Depp employed Wealthy to characterize him within the libel lawsuit. He finally misplaced his abroad case two years later.

In 2018, Depp took Heard to courtroom after she penned a Washington Post op-ed about her history with abuse. The actor claimed that the Texas native’s article negatively impacted his profession though he was not named within the piece. In the meantime, Heard argued that she lost out on jobs following their split due to their messy legal battles.

A jury finally ruled in favor of Depp after several weeks of testimonies in June. The decide introduced that Depp can be awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard, for her half, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages for her counterclaim.

Johnny Depp Is Still Dating Lawyer Joelle Rich After His Trial, ‘Surprised’ by Split Rumors: Details

Johnny Depp and Joelle Wealthy.
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The Drive Offended actress would solely must pay $10.35 million after the decide decreased the quantity resulting from a Virginia regulation capping punitive damages. The duo have individually expressed plans to attraction the decision.

Following the listening to, Depp released a statement to address his reaction to the news.

“From the very starting, the purpose of bringing this case was to disclose the reality, whatever the final result,” he instructed Us that very same month. “Talking the reality was one thing that I owed to my kids and to all those that have remained steadfast of their help of me. I really feel at peace figuring out I’ve lastly achieved that.”

The musician stated he felt “overwhelmed” by the “outpouring of affection and the colossal help and kindness” that he acquired amid the authorized proceedings. “I additionally hope that the place will now return to harmless till confirmed responsible, each inside the courts and within the media,” he added.

Heard, nonetheless, took to social media to share her response. “The frustration I really feel in the present day is past phrases,” she wrote through Instagram. “I’m heartbroken that the mountain of proof nonetheless was not sufficient to face as much as the disproportionate energy, affect, and sway of my ex-husband.”

The Aquaman actress defined that her worries extended beyond her own involvement in the case. “I’m much more dissatisfied with what this verdict means for different ladies. It’s a setback. It units again the clock to a time when a girl who spoke up and spoke out might be publicly shamed and humiliated,” she continued. “It units again the concept that violence towards ladies is to be taken significantly.”

Heard concluded: “I imagine Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to miss the important thing challenge of Freedom of Speech and ignore proof that was so conclusive that we received within the U.Ok. I’m unhappy I misplaced this case. However I’m sadder nonetheless that I appear to have misplaced a proper I assumed I had as an American — to talk freely and overtly.”

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