The blame game!
Johnny Depp is currently playing it with his ex managers — Joel and Robert Mandel of The Management Group — as blame for his current dire financial situation is being lobbed back and forth (he’s reportedly $40 million in debt).
Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, the actor said of his former money handlers:
“Why didn’t they drop me as a client if I was so out of control? I’ve worked very, very hard for a lot of years and trusted a lot of people, some who’ve clearly let me down.”
“It’s my money. If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing.”
Meanwhile, his former managers have hit back, saying:
“[Depp is a] habitual liar who denies responsibility for his own outrageous conduct and coerces others to lie for him. Johnny Depp and his sister were involved in every significant business decision during the 17 years TMG represented him. Depp now admits to his extravagant spending but blames TMG for not dropping him as a client.”
In all fairness, Johnny does seem to have a bit of a spending problem, allegedly dropping $30K a month on wine alone. He once even had a cannon made to be able to blast writer Hunter S. Thompson‘s ashes over the Grand Canyon. The cannon cost him $5 million.
Sounds like he needs a team who can rein in his spending and not let him go hog wild.
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