In January, Johnny Depp sued his business team for over $25 million, claiming that he was swindled by his business managers and lawyers. In his lawsuit, the superstar alleges 11 complaints including fraud and breach of contract to professional negligence. The management team has now made emails available from Depp and his inner circle to show that they were aware of his financial trouble.
According to Deadline, the communication shows how Depp and his lawyers, managers, agents, bankers and sister (believed to be his assistant and "gatekeeper") knew that his accounts were overdrawn. In 2009, he was nearly $4 million in the hole and he wanted to borrow $1.98 million from the bank in 2015.
In one email, his manager tells Depp to "take it easy" on his holiday spending in 2009. Depp responds by explaining, "I am doing my very best on holiday spending, but there is only so much i can do,". He says, "I need to give my kiddies and famille [sic] as good a Christmas as possible," and adds that he has to fly private to avoid unwanted attention. He also asks whether he should sell his property to make money. "what else can i do??? you want me to sell same art??? i will. you want me to sell something else???"
In late January, the defendants filed a countersuit against the actor, claiming that they "did everything within its power over the last 17 years to protect Depp from himself and to keep Depp financially solvent.” In their opinion, it was Depp who overspent on things such as a monthly expenses bill of about $2 million.
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