As we already know, all celebrities run their course in due time. With that in mind, Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is no exception to the rule.
According to The Mirror:
Johnny Depp offered to ‘sell his possessions’ to raise cash but refused to give up using a private jet and use a commercial flight, according to newly-released emails.
The actor declared he could only take private flights because commercial trips with paparazzi would be a ‘nightmare of monumental proportions’.
Details of Depp’s spending have come under the spotlight as he sues his former managers claiming they had cost him tens of millions of dollars.
The Management Group (TMG) retaliated with a suit saying they had repeatedly warned him about his excessive spending.
The firm handed Los Angeles Superior Court a batch of emails and records of phone calls on Monday in an attempt to ‘overwhelmingly establish’ that the Hollywood actor was aware of his dire financial situation.
In one call in October 2009, the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor’s sister and personal manager Christi Dembrowski is said to have told TMG co-owner Joel Mandel that he acknowledged his situation.
In a record of the call, Mr Mandel wrote: “She stated that she had spoken with her brother, and that he stated that he was well aware of his financial situation, and that he understood that he needs to ‘work his ass off’ to make the money that he needs to support his life.”
In an email in December that year, Depp told Mr Mandel he was trying to limit his spending but wanted to treat his family at Christmas.
“I am doing my very best on holiday spending, but there is only so much I can do, as I need to give my kiddies and famille (sic) as good a Christmas as possible, obviously within reason,” Depp wrote.
Depp said he would be making $75million (£59million) that year from The Tourist, the fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean film and Dark Shadows.
He wrote: “Know that I will be starting THE TOURIST on our about the 15th of February, which will be 20 mil. I will then go, virtually, straight into PIRATES 4 for 35 mil, and then in turn to DARK SHADOWS for another 20 mil. I hope that by the amount that will be coming in from work in the coming year and also from back end proceeds, will put everything straight.”
He also listed steps he had taken to shore up his finances
“Other than that, I got bikes, cars, property, books, paintings and some semblance of a soul left. Where would you like me to start??” he added.
Depp is seeking damages of more than $25million (£20million) from the firm he sacked in March last year after 17 years together, while TMG is asking for $560,000 (£433,000) in damages. The case continues.
It’s previously been reported how the actor spent £1.5million to fire Hunter S Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon, and hundreds of thousands of dollars on a sound engineer to feed him his lines on set so he “no longer has to memorise them”.
The case continues.
Here’s what Charlamagne Tha God, who has awarded Johnny Depp a well-deserved Donkey Of The Day, had to say on the situation below…