What is going on with Johnny Depp??
We're hearing the 53-year-old parted ways with his longtime agent, Tracey Jacobs of U.T.A., and jumped ship to rival agency C.A.A..
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Why? Supposedly they offered him a better deal on commissions! Page Six reports:
"Depp told Jacobs and UTA he no longer wanted to pay their commissions. But they pushed back."
Another source adds
Johnny Depp is fighting back!
As we previously reported, the A-lister is caught up in a nasty lawsuit involving his former money handlers, named The Management Group, as he's sued them for mishandling his finances while they worked for him between 1999 and 2016. To make matters worse, the management group has since countersued the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor and have accused him of being reckless with his money!
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Not to mention, TMG shaded Johnny by releasing the specifics of his lavish lifestyle *cough* $30K a month on wine *cough*. And it appears as though Mr. Depp does NOT appreciate his former business managers trying to defend themselves since the 53-year-old's lawyer Adam Waldman has SLAMMED them for victim blaming his client.
In a recent statement, Waldman wrote:
Johnny Depp certainly knows how to spends his millions!
On Tuesday, details of the 53-year-old's lavish lifestyle were leaked thanks to a countersuit by the A-lister's former business management company. Oof.
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As you may recall, earlier in January, the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor sued The Management Group after his new business manager discovered the serious misconduct the money handlers executed while they worked for him between 1999 and 2016. According to Depp's lawsuit, TMG collected $28 million in unauthorized contingent fees, never properly filed his taxes on time, AND loaned around $10 million of his money to third parties — WITHOUT his approval. Oh man.
The company's attorneys, Joel and Robert Mandel (who are also being sued), have clapped back at the industry vet as they defended that they did everything in their power to properly handle Johnny's money. According to them, they regularly
Johnny Depp Wins At The 2017 People's Choice… by videosuploaded
We did not see this coming!
After a very rough year, Johnny Depp continued to shock us all by showing up at the People's Choice Awards!
Being there to accept the Favorite Movie Icon Award, Johnny took the stage to thank the people and let them know that they are why he showed up.
Considering his very controversial split with Amber Heard and all the drama that surrounded it, no one knew this moment would be coming so soon.
Ch-ch-check out Johnny accepting his award (above)!
It looks like Amber Heard is in a really good place!
On Sunday, Amber and a few of her girlfriends enjoyed a relaxing and low-key day out in Los Angeles. The fun afternoon comes on the heels of the actress finalizing her divorce from Johnny Depp following months of fighting and legal drama.
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Heard, who donned black leggings and a casual jean jacket for the outing, looked impeccably fresh-faced and happy as she laughed with her gal pals. It's a nice change to see considering the 30-year-old looked absolutely devastated when the divorce news first broke.
As for Depp, we hope he's doing just as well as his ex. The actor did make a desperate plea to have his "life back" during the emotional saga, after all. We bet he's THRILLED to be finally free from the drama.
Here's to a stress free 2017 for Amber AND Johnny!
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