If you currently associate Johnny Depp with with his divorce from Amber Heard, then you learned he may not be as nice and sweet and charming as you once thought. But if you associate Depp with many of his wild and wacky on-screen personas, then you’re probably envisioning a wild-eyed, vibrant, strange personality who skips around the land, endearing himself to those around him. Now picture Depp just like that, but throwing money around like it was confetti. Because if we’re to believe what his former managers have to say, that’s basically what he does.
Johnny and Amber may be over, but Depp has his hands full with another legal battle. In mid-January, the actor filed a lawsuit against his former management company, accusing his ex-managers of grossly mismanaging his business affairs. But Joel and Robert Mandel of The Management Group are fighting back, and have filed a cross-complaint where they are seeking more than $560,000 in unpaid commissions and credit card fees. OK, a lot of boring money talk but in their suit, they dished on Johnny’s spending habits and, holy moly, he likes to indulge.
Among the actor’s reported expenses?
– $200,000 a month on private planes
– $300,000 a month on staff
– $30,000 a month on wine
– $75 million spent on 14 residences
– $18 million on a luxury yacht
– $3 million to blast Hunter Thompson’s ashes over Aspen, Colorado from a specially made cannon
“Depp 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,” reads the cross-complaint. “Depp, and Depp alone, is fully responsible for any financial turmoil he finds himself in today.”
It continues: “TMG did everything within its power over the last 17 years to protect Depp from himself and to keep Depp financially solvent. However, ultimately TMG did not have the power or ability to control Depp’s spending or his numerous other vices, or to force Depp to make wiser financial decisions.”
Did TMG mess with Depp’s money? Maybe? But Johnny’s spending, on real estate and oddities and who knows what else … is that really necessary? Does he really need 14 homes, with full-time staffers running them at all times? Wouldn’t he be OK with his yacht (sure, let’s give him that), one place that he calls home, and then the rest of the time live in hotels? He’s a rock star, right? That’s a rock star life, right there. The wine, though. That “Wino Forever” tattoo has whole new meaning now.