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Johnny Depp's Former Business Managers Make Shocking Claims About 'Ultra-Extravagant Lifestyle'

Johnny Depp's Former Business Managers Make Shocking Claims About 'Ultra-Extravagant Lifestyle'

Last month, it was reported that Johnny Depp filed a $25 million fraud lawsuit against his business managers at The Management Group, and they have now filed a cross-complaint with some shocking claims.

In the new papers, TMG wrote of the 53-year-old actor (via People), “[he lived an] ultra-extravagant lifestyle that often knowingly cost Depp in excess of $2 million per month to maintain, which he simply could not afford.”

TMG added it “complied with all of its fiduciary obligations under the law and that Depp is responsible for his own financial waste,” and wants $560,000 in unpaid fees from Johnny.

The company adds that if he was told he couldn’t afford his lifestyle, he “often engaged in profanity-laced tirades where he abused the professionals surrounding him and claimed that he would work harder to afford whatever new item he wanted to purchase.” In addition, regarding his divorce with Amber Heard, the papers say, “his advisors — TMG, Jake Bloom, Depp’s family lawyer and [his sister, Christi] Dembrowski — all warned Depp to get a pre-nup. After initially agreeing to do so, however, Depp dropped it and announced he was getting married anyway without a pre-nup.”

Click inside to read how much Johnny spends per month…

- $30,000 per month on wine.
- $75 million on 14 residences.
- $300,000 per month on 40 full time employees.
- $200,000 per month on private planes.
- $10 million for years to support friends and family.

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  • Jake

    Just another Nicolas Cage.

  • MFGBali

    He’ll make a lot of movies now to solve his financial problems.

  • surreal

    “$3 million to blast the ashes of Hunter S. Thompson out of a custom-made cannon in Aspen, Colorado.” – Some rich people are bonkers.

  • agus

    I hope that another clients of TMG observe like they behave when something goes wrong and they don’t want to have their private informations published publicly all over the world.

  • agus

    It was one-time event 10 years ago to fulfill the last will of HST.

  • Phil the Donahue

    I told everyone he’s a loser when amber divorced him but of course people defended depp. He’s a loser alcoholic from Kentucky.

  • Visitor

    Glad people are finally revealing this washed up wannabe rocker for who he is … a washed up, drunken fool.

  • Do Tell

    I don’t know why Depp chose the path he did. He could have been the biggest movie star ever. He was very handsome and had a somewhat “aura” about him. Instead I think he took it for granted and did things halfway. He seemed to want to be a rocker, but that never took off for him either.

    On top of it all, he had various relationships, stayed with the mother of his children for many years, then one day, jumped up and married this young filly without a prenup.

    I don’t get it.

  • http://secure49.com Liam Garcia

    I got paid 104000 dollars previous year by doing an on-line job from home a­­n­­d I did that by wor­king in my own time f­o­r 3+ hours daily. I was following work opportunity I found on-line and I am so happy that i earned so much money. It’s very user-friendly and I’m just so grateful that I found out about this. Here’s what I do… http://statictab.com/h8vxywm

  • Do Tell

    It’s sad. At one point, I really liked him. He was cute. But when I learned about his druggie lifestyle, etc, that was it for me.

    This is the time for him to try to make a comeback like Robert Downey Jr, but he’ll never do it if he doesn’t clean up his life.

  • Molly

    Depp looks sad and mean in most of his photos—I don’t know if he cares—but it would be nice to see him smile in real life rather than just in his movies.

  • Do Tell

    Depp probably doesn’t care and that’s too bad. So many trained, talented actors out there who would die to be in his position. He should take advantage of the gifts he was given and do good with them.

    I hope Depp is not going to be known as a totally washed up actor by the end of his career and/or life.

  • LittlePaperStars

    The Hunter S Thompson thing was public knowledge years ago, he’s talked about it in interviews so I don’t know why it’s some big thing now. And honestly, how he lives his life and how he spends the money he’s earned through films and investments is up to him. He’s not the first to do it and he won’t be the last. He’s not some crazy billionaire running the US who won’t publish his taxes. People are focussing on the fact he spends $30,000 on wine, well that could literally be two bottles (yes, we know it’s not but it could be), but what no one is saying is he’s employing 40 people, 40, full time. That’s more jobs than a lot of small businesses. He’s not a fundamentally bad person, he has his problems, and I hope he works through them and we get back that wonderful, quirky, clever actor we used to have.

  • Do Tell

    Of course, he can do what he wants to do, but people around him are probably concerned for a good reason. These actors have to prepare for the dry years ahead so that they don’t end up poor… as so many do. Depp is getting old now. He’s been blessed with his good looks. But he’s also played so many weird characters that I’m doubting he’ll be able to work as long as a less physically attractive actor like Tom Hanks.

    It’s good to be smart.

  • LittlePaperStars

    I’m not denying that, and I agree, tho I suspect property was seen as a good investment. But I’ve read some articles or some comments and he’s being demonised for living his life how he wishes. Of course, he should be sensible and look after his pot, because he’ll probably go full Brando at some point and become somewhat reclusive. It’s a shame none of these figures include what I presume are significant figures spent on putting Lily and Jack through school etc. I’d like to know how much Amber sponged out of him too.

  • MHR

    So sad to see people FINALLY seeing Johnny for who he is: these are the same people who WOULDN’T believe Amber now finally believe it because big surprise: BUSINESS MEN are speaking out against Johnny. Sexism is so strong especially among women themselves. It’s sick. The same people also believed in EVERY LIE told about Hillary, while NOT believing in EVERY UGLY TRUTH told about Trump. Why don’t humans evolve faster? How do we fix our broken society?

  • TinkerThinker

    Oh my god! The first celebrity ever for this to happen to. This list spans 17 years. Celebrities get in this trouble, it happens. This is called a company trying to save face. No one here spends more than they should? Point is, just like the divorce, people need to let it happen. The report also included his yacht he hasn’t had for 4 years and property he has already sold.

  • TinkerThinker

    quit worrying about rich people in trouble.

  • guest

    looks like in real life he is mean
    read the part about abusing the employees.
    add the part about the abuse to his wife
    wake up, he’s an actor. He isn’t like the people think he is by watching his movies

  • guest

    More scandalous report from his the court docs: He moved his mother who used to live closer to him, so she couldn’t see his bad behavior and decadent lifestyle

  • TinkerThinker

    Yet you’re here judging him. This happens fairly often to the biggest stars. No matter his spending (half of the list doesn’t apply as property has been sold and much of this is from pre 2010) none of this takes away failure to turn in his taxes or giving out third party loans unauthorized. This is smoke for TMG to prevent PR nightmares. Soon it’ll probably be found to be the fault of both parties. TMG by default screwed him on taxes which is enough to tell me how much they care about their clients. Financial companies aren’t supposed to cost you over 5 million in fees for late taxes.

  • TinkerThinker

    Looks sad and like he’s been through a huge nightmare to me. He smiles very often and is one of the nicest men in Hollywood as said by anyone he has met or worked with.

  • TinkerThinker

    Happened to Lenny Kravitz too along with a slew of others.

  • TinkerThinker

    Smoke screen to hide failure to turn in taxes, taking money out for themselves and giving unauthorized 3rd party loans. Frivolous spending or not they still mismanaged his funds on those three aspects alone. Let alone all grievances we don’t know about in Depp’s side. Point is Depp has a case and nobody wants to believe a management firm can do this. They can and do. Thompson was shot out 12 years ago. Island was in 2003. A failed record label is normal as some businesses just don’t get started. He still has a lively production studio and recording studio and just dropped the label. Heard cost him $50,000 a month and he’s been auctioning off his paints (after finding the gravity of the situation by his new company). Just like Amber these guys decided to take the wrong way and go through PO. The court will deal with this not judgment from us. I love how happy so many are to see someone suffer so much. TMG didn’t even cancel the lease for his mother’s home for two years after she moved. This firm is littered with fraud and mismanagement. Yes, he is frivolous like leaving $1000 tips and taking care of friends and family. If anything Depp is too nice for his own good. But to judge his bad decisions and call him washed up is wrong. If anything he has more work now and will continue to work well into at least the next three years (already booked) to fix his own problems. Yet most of us are in debt for the same spending problems on a lower scale. The difference is most don’t have a financial firm they are supposed to trust. This company is done.

  • TinkerThinker

    And you’re still wrong save for being alcoholic.

  • Chaz

    Drugs. Lots & lots of drugs.
    It explains so much.

  • Chaz

    Johnny’s too old to care now..

  • Samantha McCracken Snyder

    How much does he spend on scarves for his pockets a month?

  • Willy Billy

    Yes, he’s played so many weird characters that didn’t rely on his looks. So how is exactly is he going to struggle to get roles as he ages?

  • Willy Billy

    So you know him personally, huh?

  • Willy Billy

    He IS one of the biggest movie stars ever.

  • Willy Billy

    Yeah, his family, friends, co-workers, exes, etc speak so highly of him because he’s such a mean person. Right..

  • Willy Billy

    So washed up that he’s all over the news and you’re talking about him.

  • Do Tell

    I think JD has been somewhat typecast as a bit “strange.” As actors age, the roles become scarce anyway. He may be able to get bit parts here and there, but I very much doubt that he will be chosen for serious leads, like Tom Hanks was in “Sully” and “Captain Phillips.”

    Depp could have been a top leading man with his good looks and popularity. It seemed like it was right in his hands and he threw it away. He didn’t want to be that person, and that’s okay, but I hope he won’t be regretting it.

  • Do Tell

    I think JD has been somewhat typecast as a bit “strange.” As actors age, the roles become scarce anyway. He may be able to get bit parts here and there, but I very much doubt that he will be chosen for serious leads, like Tom Hanks was in “Sully” and “Captain Phillips.”

    Depp could have been a top leading man with his good looks and popularity. It seemed like it was right in his hands and he threw it away. He didn’t want to be that person, and that’s okay, but I hope he won’t be regretting it.

  • Do Tell

    I think JD has been somewhat typecast as a bit “strange.” As actors age, the roles become scarce anyway. He may be able to get bit parts here and there, but I very much doubt that he will be chosen for serious leads, like Tom Hanks was in “Sully” and “Captain Phillips.”

    Depp could have been a top leading man with his good looks and popularity. It seemed like it was right in his hands and he threw it away. He didn’t want to be that person, and that’s okay, but I hope he won’t be regretting it.

  • TinkerThinker

    Bull, we have enough fake news. Those documents said nothing of the sort. She moved from a house to a care facility (2014). TMG didn’t close out the lease on the house for two years after she moved.

  • TinkerThinker

    He’s just been through hell and back. PS he has been smiling left and right on set for LAbrynth in between shots and hanging out with everyone. Aka he’s already getting back to himself and back to “real” characters. The man has issues but mean hearted he isn’t.

  • TinkerThinker

    No one believes Amber. Heck she added 50k a month to the bill.

  • Lucky Alexander

    This is the dumbest thing ever…first of all…the chuckleheads who allegedly embezzled his funds and now have put all his private business in the street should lose their licence to practice business and anyone in Hollywood need be warned that these azzclowns will do the same to YOU! Second…who works in the movie industry for 30+ years, amasses the fortune he has and then lives like a monk??? Of course he lives well…he also donates a small fortune to charities, and he constantly goes to hospitals to visit the patients…and he’s been doing this for YEARS! Spending money on the things that give you and your family pleasure is what it’s all about. Do you really think Oprah doesn’t spend her money on special foods she has flown in from all over the place? All the people with money spend it…what rock have you critics been living under? The information is out there…just look up some other rich people and see how they live. Get real…you make it, you spend it. That’s what money is for. And those of you who are complaining about homeless and hunger in the world…these are POLITICAL problems and not things that can be cured by one person who works as constantly as Johnny does. And lastly, those of you Amber supporters who still think she was abused…where do you think she and her leeching family and friends were when Johnny was living his ‘extravagant’ life? They were right there, sponging off Johnny, traveling the world on his dime, living “La Vida Loca” on his tab. Grow up and look around at the real world!

  • Lucky Alexander

    I think you need a reality check. How does this, in any way prove Johnny is a bad person? Amber was right there in his life since 2010 spending and spending and inviting her family and friends along for the big fat ride on Johnny’s dime. And, in case you haven’t noticed…Trump lives like a hedonistic, sexist pig…exactly what he is. Seriously, get your head out of your azz…

  • Lucky Alexander

    Johnny has always been here…giving us entertaining films and nothing but kindness to his fans. He doesn’t need a comeback…he never went anywhere. You are just so clueless. What rich person doesn’t spend his money on the things he loves? And Amber tried to keep sponging off him long after she left him.

  • Lucky Alexander

    Well said…and again, what rich person do you know that doesn’t spend his money the way he wants? Why is he being raked over the coals for living well and sharing his fundage with friends and family while Trump is elected President for living in gold clad palaces and abusing women? Crazy!

  • Lucky Alexander

    Why is this any of our business?

  • Lucky Alexander

    Most of the people employed by him have been with him for 20 years or more…who would stick around him for that long if he was mean. AMBER abused him…where the hell have you been…and NO employee has ever called him mean or abusive. Stop pulling things out of your butt.

  • LittlePaperStars

    I’m on his side!

  • TinkerThinker

    He has 5 films and still booking. This isn’t including his free performances in independent, charity, short and student films. Then there is The Hollywood Vampires. Not to mention his acting/performing has nothing to do with this suit or any other legal affair past or present. In short people are blowing this out of proportion. He sued and they got mad. Instead of being professional they dumped his private information into the court of public opinion. They have just collapsed their own firm. Would you let this firm handle your money and be fine with them not paying your taxes costing you millions in federal fees, giving out unauthorized loans and spill your information to the public?

  • TinkerThinker

    Same, seems he’s been screwed by several crucial people. Nothing he listed was invalid. Every item on Depp’s list is a huge NO on any financial firm in terms of using a clients account. They didn’t dismiss his claims either.

  • TinkerThinker

    We can’t forget Depp’s amazing portrayal of Trump! That made me laugh so hard. He’s completely against Trump. Thinking about comparing the man Johnny Depp to Donald Trump is like comparing an unselfish, kind and generous man (he is a human not a god and a kind one too.) to a um… well, Trump.

  • Lucky Alexander

    So true…this action taken by TMG was so unprofessional and downright immature, I’d be surprised if they will still be in business this time next year. It’s almost as if Amber herself wrote out this stupid countersuit. What makes them think this action taken by them in any way was a sound business decision. PEOPLE WITH MONEY take note. These guys are not to be trusted to manage your money! They can’t even manage their emotions!