The libel suit is the talk of the town these days and it looks like it’s not going to end anytime soon. After a series of shocking revelations from Amber Heard, Johnny Depp’s former agent Joel Mandel has revealed many details about the Hollywood actor during testimony.
For those unaware, Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard have a lawsuit against each other after Depp sued Heard for $50 million over an article she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018. In response to this, she counter-sued him for $100 million, claiming that Depp defamed her when her legal team called her claims a “fake” and one “sexual violence scam”.
Shocking revelations of Johnny Depp’s habits by the ex-money manager
Johnny Depp’s former chief financial officer, Joel Mandel, described the actor’s spending in testimony presented to jurors on Thursday, saying he became increasingly irresponsible during the 17 years he worked with him . According to Mandel, Depp earned more than $600 million between 1999 and 2016.
Somewhere in 2010, after Depp fired The rum journals, Mandel said Depp’s spending suddenly increased. It was the same movie where he first met Amber.
He also added that at the time of The rum journals, Depp consumed more alcohol and drugs than ever, which made it difficult for them to have a conversation about his finances.
“What I had always experienced as a person who liked to taste his wine at the end of the day has become a consumption that has become excessive”, Mandel said in the pre-recorded deposition.
Johnny Depp’s ex-CFO revealed his expenses
During testimony, Mandel revealed the amount of money Depp used to spend. According to Mandel, he spent $100,000 each month on David Kipper, a doctor Depp hired in 2014 to help him deal with his addiction issues.
On top of that, he spent $300,000 on a full-time staff that included Nathan Holmes, a former personal assistant, Kevin Murphy, a former property manager; and Stephen Deuters, another personal assistant who also worked on Depp’s creative projects.
Along with that, he spent a total of $10,000 a day on Jerry Judge, Depp’s former security manager. The judge employed a team of guards and other security guards who guarded Depp around the clock.
He also revealed that Johnny also rarely donates to charity, “I don’t remember writing big charity checks,” Mandel said. “It was more his style to show up at an event or lend his name something rather than write a check.”