Johnny Depp’s girlfriend Joelle Rich also Meghan Markle’s lawyer

She puts the “Suits” in lawsuits.

Johnny Depp’s new girlfriend, Joelle Rich, was once attorney for Meghan Markle.

The London-based lawyer represented Markle, 41, in the Duchess of Sussex’s case 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 she wrote to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, following his absence at her May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.

Meghan won the case in December 2021, with the court ruling that the publication of the letter breached her privacy and was “unlawful.”

Johnny Depp and Joelle Rich leaving court.
Johnny Depp’s lawyer-turned-girlfriend, Joelle Rich, was once Meghan Markle’s lawyer in a high-profile case.
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The Mail on Sunday argued that the “Suits” alum had written the letter knowing it would be leaked, but judges found that the correspondence was “personal, private and not matters of legitimate public interest.”

“This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right,” Meghan said in a statement to Page Six at the time.

Meghan Markle attending Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.
The Duchess of Sussex sued a British newspaper company for publishing a private letter to her estranged dad, Thomas Markle.
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She added, “Tomorrow it could be you. These harmful practices don’t happen once in a blue moon — they are a daily fail that divide 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.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving church.
Thomas did not attend Meghan’s 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.
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Rich was part of the team at Schillings law firm that helped Meghan score the legal win.

The lawyer also represented Depp, 59, in his libel lawsuit against the Sun, which he lost in November 2020.

Page Six confirmed Thursday that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star and Rich are now dating, with a source revealing that the attorney is married but separated.

She and her estranged spouse reportedly share two children.

Rich also was by Depp’s side when the actor won his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year.

Reps for Meghan and Rich did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.

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