Johnny Depp Emails Reveal He Knew He Was in Financial Trouble

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If you weren’t aware, Johnny Depp is currently in a disastrous
place financially. This might be due to the fact that he
apparently spends $30,000 a month on wine and pays a sound engineer to be on set so an
earpiece can feed him his lines rather than having to memorize
them. Depp, however, blames his managers for never warning him
about his financial troubles. And unfortunately for Depp those
managers have the receipts.

After Depp threw a $25 million lawsuit at his former managers
from The Management Group, they’re making correspondences with
the actor public to prove that he and his sister Christi
Dembrowski knew about his overspending for years. Emails
obtained by Deadline reveal
that in late 2009 Depp’s accounts were overdrawn by $4 million.
The Management Group principal Joel Mandel then emailed Depp
advising him not to overdo it on holiday spending or travel:

Since my email to you in September, I have done what 1 was
told you wanted done, meaning, “getting us through”
financially until work could start again. The good news is
that, so far, we have been able to do that. Notwithstanding,
I need your help in a variety of ways. First, we need to
“take it easy” on holiday spending. Second, we need to
discuss some dollar limit in the upcoming Dillinger auction.
Third, I need to be able to sit with you on your return from
this trip, and before you leave for France, so that we can
talk about where we are financially, what we have borrowed in
order to sustain ourselves, what we have had to do to obtain
those borrowings, what is now necessary to pay those
borrowings back and, finally, to look realistically at income
and expenses and to work together on how to make sure that
these are back in balance.

Depp replied:

first, thank you for dealing and getting me through.
secondly, i am doing my very best on holiday spending, but
there is only so much i can do, as i need to give my kiddies
and famille as good a Christmas as possible, obviously within
reason. but, regarding the plane situation,., i don’t have
all that many options at the moment. a commercial flight with
paparazzis in tow would be a fucking nightmare of monumental
proportions.

He also writes that upcoming movies should be able to “put
everything straight”: The Tourist will make him $20
million, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 will make him $35
million, and then Dark Shadows will bring in another
$20 million. But he also appears to be flustered with
management emailing him about his spending:

what else can i do??? you want me to sell same art??? i will.
you want me to sell something else??? sure… what??? boat is
going to be chartered at new years and sony will then charter
it for the TOURIST shoot in venice. other than that, i got
bikes, cars, property, books, paintings and some semblance of
a soul left, where would you like me to start???

In addition to his accounts being overdrawn in 2009, Depp
reportedly also had a deal with City National Bank to withdraw
$1.98 million in 2015. The Management Group maintains that Depp
alone is to blame for his disappearing funds, which he apparently spent on the sort
of everyday necessities like casually shooting Hunter S.
Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon for $3 million.

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