Johnny Depp’s lavish spending habits saw him living a $2 million per month lifestyle. At least that’s what a new lawsuit against the actor claims.
Depp sued his former management company The Mandel Company for $25 million last month for fraud. On Tuesday, the company responded by filing a cross-complaint claiming that their representatives warned him about his overspending, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Mandel Company says Depp spent more than $75 million on 14 different residences. They also claim he spent $18 million on a luxury yacht and $30,000 per month on wine. The most bizarre claim is that Depp paid $3 million to blast his idol Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes out of a specially made cannon. The company is pursuing foreclosure proceedings against Depp and suggest his lawsuit is an attempt to prevent them from recovering the $4.2 million he owes.
Through a statement released by his lawyer, Depp denied the allegations.
“Mr Depp did not sue his former business managers for his own personal investment decisions or the ‘financial distress’ they wildly allege,’ says the statement released by the actor’s lawyer, Adam Waldman.
Depp’s net worth is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. As recently as 2012, Depp was Hollywood’s highest paid actor, earning $75 million in a single year. But in the last few years, Depp’s starred in a handful of duds, including The Lone Ranger, Transcendence, Mordecai and Alice through the Looking Glass, which has derailed his earning potential. Plus, his public image has also been stained after divorcing from actress Amber Heard, who claimed Depp was physically abusive.
If Depp’s in need for some cash, perhaps that’s why a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film is coming out. Otherwise, the situation is messy and only going to get more complicated from this point forward.