Remember when Johnny Depp went off the rails and ‘joked’ about killing the president of the United States? That was fun. In case you missed it, here’s what happened.
“It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone,” the actor said in a statement to People on Friday.
Depp’s joke, in reference to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, was made during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. “I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living,” he added at the U.K. music festival. “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”
Maybe the most insincere apology in American history.
Clearly, Depp doesn’t like conservatives and he’s one of the many celebrities who can’t stand President Trump.
According to recent reports, Depp might want to spend a little less time obsessing about Trump and a little more time monitoring his finances.
Things aren’t going well for Depp’s checkbook.
From E! Online:
Johnny Depp isn’t just in the red—he’s seeing red.
Depp sued The Management Group in January for $25 million, alleging fraud and negligence. He also accused the L.A.-based firm, run by brothers Joel Mandel and Rob Mandel, of failing to file his taxes on time and taking out high-interest loans on his behalf. Depp claimed that TMG led him to be more than $40 million in debt. In a countersuit, the actor’s ex-managers cited Depp’s lavish lifestyle as the cause of his financial downfall. “Depp lived an ultra-extravagant lifestyle that often knowingly cost Depp in excess of $2 million per month to maintain, which he simply could not afford,” the Mandel brothers’ attorney, Michael Kump, wrote in the cross-complaint. “Depp, and Depp alone, is fully responsible for any financial turmoil he finds himself in today.”
This week, the Johnny Depp financial mess got even worse.
From BizPac Review:
Depp’s former business managers filed an “action for judicial foreclosure” against him on Monday to force the sale of five properties he owns in Los Angeles, Deadline reported.
The Management Group filed the lawsuit in an effort to get repaid a $5 million loan the company alleges it lent the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star in December 2012 so he could pay a City National Bank loan.
Trouble in paradise.
Apparently, Depp spent money on some pretty lavish expenditures.
Here are a few things that constitute Depp’s monthly bills, according to the lawsuit:
$30,000 on wine
$300,000 on staff, including 40 full-time employees
$150,000 on security for himself and his family
$200,000 for a private jet
You can afford to do that when you are making a ton of successful movies. That’s not the case lately. Outside of the ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ franchise, can you think of a great Depp movie recently?
Things are not going well for Johnny and it is unlikely that many people outside of Hollywood feel bad for him.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]