As we mentioned a number of days in the past, Johnny Depp’s ex-managers are countersuing him, claiming that he’s a grimy field of wine in a hobo scarf. Depp sued his managers a number of weeks in the past, on the identical day that his divorce from Amber Heard was finalized. Depp claimed that his administration group – The Administration Group/TMG – mainly had their hand within the until and overpaid themselves tens of millions of of his cash. In TMG’s countersuit, they mentioned that they spent years making an attempt to persuade Depp to rein in his loopy spending, that he didn’t must spend $30,000 a month on wine, nor did he want eighteen properties, nor did he want a bajillion vehicles and SUVs. Properly, now Depp’s lawyer has issued a response to the countersuit. And I really feel dangerous, however I completely laughed.
Johnny Depp is firing again at his former administration group over their claims his monetary woes are all his fault, in response to a press release by Depp’s legal professional, Adam Waldman. The Pirates of the Caribbean star claims his former enterprise group, The Administration Group (TMG), “have chosen to make use of a reprehensible ‘blame the sufferer’ technique in a clear try to avoid wasting their very own pores and skin and deflect away from their malfeasance, which is chronicled in Mr. Depp’s 48 web page criticism.”
“Mr. Depp didn’t sue his former enterprise managers for his personal private funding choices or the ‘monetary misery’ they wildly allege — Mr. Depp sued them for fraud and a number of breaches of their fiduciary obligation, amongst different claims,” Waldman continues. “Gaslighting the general public with world press releases won’t save the defendants in court docket from their gross misconduct set forth within the criticism.”
Depp, 53, sued TMG earlier this month for $25 million in a fraud lawsuit. On Tuesday, TMG filed a cross-complaint, claiming the actor lived an “ultra-extravagant life-style that always knowingly value Depp in extra of $2 million monthly to take care of, which he merely couldn’t afford.” In TMG’s lawsuit, obtained by PEOPLE, the administration agency asks Depp to pay greater than $560,000 in allegedly unpaid commissions and bank card charges. TMG’s lawsuit can be asking for a court docket declaration that it “complied with all of its fiduciary obligations underneath the regulation and that Depp is chargeable for his personal monetary waste.”
Within the court docket papers, his former managers declare they repeatedly warned Depp of his overspending, and even warned him to get a pre-nup earlier than marrying Amber Heard, which ended up costing him a $7 million settlement. Nonetheless, Depp’s legal professionals declare in his lawsuit that the actor “misplaced tens of tens of millions of and has been compelled to dispose of serious property to pay for TMG’s self-dealing and gross misconduct.”
Depp’s lawsuit alleges TMG paid itself over $28 million in charges with out his consent and didn’t pay his taxes on time, leading to $5.6 million in charges and penalties. The actor additionally claims the corporate loaned cash to folks with out Depp’s permission. In a press release, TMG maintains that “Johnny Depp alone was solely chargeable for his extravagant spending. Over 17 years, The Administration Group (TMG) did all the pieces attainable to guard the actor from himself.”
Gaslighting??? BLAME THE VICTIM? My, my, how the worm turns. You’d suppose that Poor, Harmless Scarfy had by no means gotten his bros to go on a PR marketing campaign to color Amber Heard as a manipulative bitch. You’d suppose Victimized Johnny by no means used his bros within the media to disseminate damaging details about his estranged spouse. You’d suppose that Unhappy, Used Johnny had by no means behaved violently in the direction of his spouse after which used his employees to govern her into coming again, then use all of his energy, connections and wealth to gaslight her for months. I imply, it’s completely attainable that TMG did make the most of Johnny. However am I the one one who actually doesn’t care? He’s not a sufferer of something however his personal substance abuse and ego.
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