Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Johnny Depp's Ex-Managers Are Spilling Some Tea

The Hollywood Reporter reports that after Johnny Depp filed suit against The Management Group for mismanaging his money, The Management Group has fired back with their own lawsuit accusing Johnny Depp of being an irresponsible spendthrift. Here are some of the extravagances detailed in the filing:

Johnny Depp pays hundreds of thousands of dollars for a sound engineer to read him his lines into an earpiece: "Depp insisted that this sound engineer be kept on yearly retainer so that he no longer had to memorise his lines."

He also spends money like it's going out of style:
"Depp listened to no one, including TMG and his other advisors, and he demanded they fund a lifestyle that was extravagant and extreme. Ultimately, Depp and/or his sister and personal manager, Elisa Christie Dembrowski, knowingly approved all of Depp's expenditures."

Some of those expenditures include 14 houses, 45 luxury vehicles, 70 collectible guitars, and "enough Hollywood memorabilia to fill 12 storage facilities."

Attorney Michael Kump writes this in the filing: "Depp's 45-page complaint against TMG, which is replete with demonstrably false and fraudulent allegations, was filed solely to avoid the non-judicial foreclosure of his properties, and is just another example of Depp's pattern of habitual lies and deception designed to avoid responsibility for his actions.

Depp's extravagant spending has often been marked by a lack of impulse control. In retrospect, it appears that Depp may suffer from a compulsive spending disorder, which will be proven in this action through a mental examination of Depp ... and expert testimony. On information and belief, Depp's flagrant bragging about his senseless and extreme spending to The Wall Street Journal is further evidence of his psychological issues."

Depp's lawyer Adam Waldman responded as follows:
"Accused of criminal malfeasance and theft totaling tens of millions of dollars, in a case with a whistleblower from the Mandels' own firm whose testimony and documents they fight to hide, the defendants decided their only defense is psychobabble. This is how guilty people respond when confronted with the detailed results of a 9 month legal and forensic investigation conducted by 4 firms."

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