Johnny Depp continues to be embroiled in an intense lawsuit with his former management team, TMG, which the actor claims mismanaged his finances over the years, resulting in troublesome financial circumstances. To be more exact, Depp states that he is now $40 million in debt and links his current situation to the brothers, Joel and Robert Mandel of TMG.
The Mandels have, however, counter-sued the actor and have thereby drawn attention to his supposed extravagant spending and “psychological issues” they claim Johnny Depp suffers. Additionally, the brothers state that they warned Depp to curb his spending out of fear that financial hardship would result.
As the Toronto Sun relays, Johnny Depp is now attempting to have allegations of a “compulsive spending disorder” and “psychological issues” struck from the record and the lawsuit.
Earlier in the month, the judge overseeing the dispute did view TMG’s claims about Johnny Depp’s spending as having “no relevance” to the case. Now, it seems that the Pirates of the Caribbean star is seeking to clear a couple more accusations from the record.
Files obtained by the Mail Online reveal Depp’s legal team’s commentary on the strategy of TMG. They claim the executives of TMG are using the lawsuit to “viciously attack” Depp by revealing the star’s spending to the public in a 28-page response to the actor’s fraud suit against them. Johnny’s team also insists that the “inflammatory material” about his spending and mental stability is “a vehicle for distracting from the main issues of the case.”
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A spokesperson for TMG and the Mandel’s spoke out about the attempts by Depp to clear the allegations against him and the star’s persistence in keeping any background information out of the suit.
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“Johnny Depp is doing everything possible to prevent the truth from coming out. The claims against TMG are fictitious and he knows it,” a spokesperson for the management group stated.
Johnny Depp has endured a tumultuous year since Amber Heard filed for divorce one year ago and also alleged the actor was abusive to her. After a bitter and lengthy divorce battle, the two were forced into an agreement in January, yet Depp has continued to appear in the press for his ongoing financial issues and legal disputes. Despite the personal drama in the life of the star, Johnny Depp is reportedly focusing on his career and has a number of films lined up for this year and beyond.
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