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!
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:
“[The Management Group] have chosen to employ a reprehensible ‘blame the victim’ strategy in a transparent attempt to save their own skin and deflect away from their malfeasance, which is chronicled in Mr. Depp’s 48 page complaint.
Mr. Depp did not sue his former business managers for his own personal investment decisions or the ├óΓé¼╦£financial distress’ they wildly allege ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mr. Depp sued them for fraud and multiple breaches of their fiduciary duty, among other claims. Gaslighting the public with global press releases will not save the defendants in court from their gross misconduct set forth in the complaint.”
Of course, the Edward Scissorhands star should get his money back — but if there is enough evidence to prove that the financial experts 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, we think he should just take the high road. It sounds like he’s gonna win the case, regardless.
We mean, we can’t be the only who think Johnny comes off badly following this statement! Nonetheless, we hope Johnny’s able to get back all of the money that is owed to him.
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