Johnny Depp tells all.
He told the outlet:
“I was as low as I believe I could have gotten. The next step was, â€˜You’re going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open and you’re going to leave with your eyes closed.’ I couldn’t take the pain every day.”
As you may recall, in January 2017, Depp sued his former business managers, Joel and Robert Mandel of The Management Group (TMG), saying they mishandled his money and cost him millions of dollars.
TMG ultimately countersued, saying Johnny spent all of his own money for extravagant extras like $30K a month on wine and a sound engineer on his payroll to feed him lines while shooting his films — both of which, Johnny doesn’t deny. He said in the interview:
“It’s insulting to say I spent $30,000 on wine. Because it was far more.”
When opening up about how his financial struggles have affected his children — daughter Lily-Rose, 19, and son Jack, 16 — Depp said emotionally:
“My son had to hear about how his old man lost all his money from kids at school, that’s not right.”
Unable to “take the pain,” Depp set out on tour with his band the Hollywood Vampires, during which he began writing his memoirs:
“I poured myself a vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I couldn’t see the pages anymore. I kept trying to figure out what I’d done to deserve this. I tried being kind to everyone, helping everyone, being truthful to everyoneâ€¦ The truth is most important to me. And all this still happened.”
We wonder if those memoirs will be released. To read the interview in full, click HERE.
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