Johnny Depp Suffers From ‘Compulsive Spending Disorder,’ Ex-Managers Claim

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UPDATED: Johnny Depp may need to be medically examined for a “compulsive spending disorder,” according to the latest court claims from his former management company.

The documents, filed by Joel and Robert Mandel of the Mandel Company on Monday, claimed that Depp’s “ultra-extravagant lifestyle” cost $2 million per month, “which he simply could not afford,” before he fired the Management Group in March 2016. The firm “did everything possible to protect Depp from his own irresponsible and profligate spending,” says the suit.

Depp, according to the claim, spent more than $75 million to acquire and improve on 14 residences — including a chain of islands in the Bahamas, multiple houses in Hollywood, and a 45-acre chateau in the South of France.

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The suit cites the real estate among many examples of Depp’s alleged superfluous spending. Others include the previously reported $30,000 per month the actor apparently spends on expensive wine, as well as $300,000 per month to employ a staff of 40 full-time employees around the world, and hundreds of thousands of dollars for a sound engineer to feed him lines during film production.

“In retrospect, it appears that Depp may suffer from a compulsive spending disorder, which will be proven in this action through a mental examination,” wrote attorney Michael Kump in the complaint.

In January, Depp had sued his former management company for fraud. In response, TMG filed a cross-complaint, placing the blame back on Depp for his own financial woes.

Later on Monday, Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, issued a statement about the recent complaint, alleging that “this is how guilty people respond” when faced with such claims.

“Accused of criminal malfeasance and theft, in a case with a whistleblowing former employee of the Mandels’ own firm whose testimony and documents they fight to hide, the defendants’ decided their only defense is psychobabble. This is how guilty people respond when confronted with the detailed results of a 9 month legal and forensic investigation conducted by 4 firms,” said Waldman in the statement. “Joel Mandel threatened to smear his former client Mr. Depp; Mr. Mandel’s clients can read his latest press spasm and learn what to look forward to.”

In the latest court papers, the Mandel’s claim that Depp’s “sense of entitlement is clear and epic,” citing a Wall Street Journal interview in which the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor said, “It’s my money. If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing.”

“On information and belief, Depp’s flagrant bragging about his senseless and extreme spending to The Wall Street Journal is further evidence of his psychological issues,” the suit states.

In his suit, Depp had claimed that TMG left him in the dark about his own finances. Monday’s cross-complaint was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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  1. The stronger part in a litigation always will find some tag he can use to roll over the weaker part in the textbook of contemporary psychiatry, a prifession that has got steadily more poiticized and dishonest

  2. Ruth Owens says:

    KEEP YOUR DAMM NOSE OUT OF THIS MANS BUSINESS !!! JOHNNY DEPP HAS WORKED HIS A** OFF , IT IS HIS MONEY , HIS RIGHT TO SPEND IT AS HE SEES FIT TO DO . HELL NO !! THERE IS NOTING WRONG WITH ANYTHING OF THIS MAN , BUT THAT HE HAS BEEN HURT FOR NO REASON !!!! DO NOT , DO NOT , DO NOT SPEAK ILL WORDS OF MY JOHNNY DEPP !!!! STOP BEING JEALOUS !!! JOHNNY DEPP IS NUMBER 1 , ALWAYS WAS , IS & 4-EVER WILL BE !!! TOTAL LOVE & RESPECT FOREVER JOHNNY DEPP !! RUTH OWENS / MAY 6,2017 12;32 AM MONDAY

    • truth hurts says:

      not his money if he is spending loaned money and what would you do if you were sued for 20million? i bet you wouldn’t ROLL OVER!!!!

  3. Karma says:

    Variety: Since Depp’s a public figure, we know you can publish these obvious lies designed to damage him with immunity. How about exercising some human decency and class by not doing so in the future just to gain a few clicks?

  4. broadwayfarm says:

    I don’t think it is anyone’s business how he spends the money he earns. It sounds like he is irresponsible with his money but the key to that sentence is HIS money. It sounds to me like his management company should have resigned long ago if they were uncomfortable representing him. If not then they knew and took their fee despite these concerns and none of this was an issue until he sued them. Know the old saying, when you lie down with dogs…

  5. meskimen says:

    What an insulting joke. “Medical exam for compulsive spending?” Like what? A blood test, saliva test, x-ray? Ridiculous psycho babble. Spending is not a symptom. It might not be legal, it might be troublesome, but a medical problem? Please.

  6. Authoritarian Slayer says:

    Rich People Problems

  7. themaverickishere1@gmail.com says:

    Listen Depp, don’t pay any attention to these momo’s…

  8. Phillip Ayling says:

    “He has a sense of entitlement…” as if anyone who has ever served as his manager doesn’t.

  9. Liam says:

    Depp isnt suing them because of his own spending but of their alleged negligence and fraud. They should focus on disproving THOSE claims instead of slamming him for how he spent his own money.

    • Millicent says:

      I think their point is they they aren’t guilty of negligence and/or fraud, JD’s spending is the cause of his losses.

      A jury will decide who is right.

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