Johnny Depp’s ‘Clear And Epic’ Sense Of Entitlement Has Earned Him A Sideshow At Disneyland
Johnny Depp’s career has been reduced to performing at Disneyland rides amidst the ongoing lawsuit with the 53-year-old actor’s former business managers.
Depp sued The Management Group in January claiming that the business group led him to go into over $40 million in debt while managing the Hollywood star’s money. TMG launched a countersuit claiming that they did everything they could to manage Depp’s finances, but his “ultra-extravagant lifestyle” eventually led him into considerable debt.
Now, in an amended complaint, they’ve brought some information to light that could damage “The Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s career.
“Depp listened to no one, including TMG and his other advisors, and he demanded they fund a lifestyle that was extravagant and extreme,” attorney Michael Kump wrote in the amended complaint.
In addition to Depp’s extravagant expenses TMG noted his “clear and epic” sense of entitlement evidenced in his recent interview with the Wall Street Journal in which he said, “It’s my money. If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing.”
The Management Group also noted in the complaint that Depp insisted on keeping a sound engineer on “yearly retainer so that he no longer had to memorize his lines,” costing him hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Perhaps that’s part of the reason that Depp is now performing as Capt. Jack Sparrow at the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride at Disneyland rather than working on another movie. He certainly doesn’t need a sound engineer to feed him lines to entertain families at an amusement park.
Depp’s former management also listed 14 residences, 45 luxury vehicles, 70 collectible guitars among his outrageous expenses, as well as an “army of attorneys” that he used to help him get out of legal issues over the years.
After taking all of that into consideration, it’s not quite as surprising that Depp is doing sideshow gigs to make some extra cash like he did last week.
Depp stars in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Men Tell No Tales,” which hits theaters next month. Maybe the Hollywood star can get things back on track with some success in the box office.