Well That Didn’t Last Long! Johnny Depp Is No Longer Dating Lawyer Joelle Rich

Johnny Depp and Joelle Rich, a lawyer who represented him in his U.K. libel lawsuit, are no longer seeing each other, PEOPLE confirms.

Back in September, a source confirmed to PEOPLE that the actor, 59, and the London lawyer were “dating, but it’s not serious.”

Rich was on Depp’s legal team during his libel case against The Sun, which he lost in November 2020. He sued the U.K. newspaper for calling him a “wife-beater,” but the court upheld the outlet’s claims as being “substantially true” and his ex-wife Amber Heard testified to back up the claims. In March 2021, his attempt to overturn the decision was overruled.

Rich was not among his lawyers in this year’s defamation case against Heard, 36, that was held in Fairfax County, Virginia. He won that case; a jury found that Heard defamed him in her 2018 op-ed about domestic violence, though she didn’t mention him by name. Depp was awarded more than $10 million in damages. Heard, meanwhile, won one of her three defamation countersuit claims and was awarded $2 million. They are both now appealing the verdicts.

Source: People