The alleged reasons why Johnny Depp’s career and finances were ruined have come to light. A former agent of the actor has explained that Depp’s reputation would have declined since 2010 due to his “unprofessional behavior” and not because Amber Heard accused him of domestic violence
New details about the professional life of Johnny Depp have emerged during the defamation trial that the actor launched against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard.
In new testimony, a former agent of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star has claimed that Depp’s career and finances were already in serious trouble before the ‘Aquaman’ star accused him of domestic violence in 2016.
According to Tracey Jacobs, Depp’s former agent, the actor “became the biggest star in the world” during the three decades he represented him in Hollywood. However, his reputation would have declined since 2010 due to his “unprofessional behavior”, he has assured .
Heard, who in May 2016 filed a restraining order against Depp alleging domestic violence before filing for divorce, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in December 2018 in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse”, not to mention her former husband.
The actor’s lawyers have argued that the domestic abuse allegations damaged their client’s reputation, but his former agent has said the actor had already started to decline before that .
Jacobs has stated that Depp’s “unprofessional behavior” included drug and alcohol use as well as “consistently being late to set in virtually every film.”
“The production teams don’t like to wait for hours and hours and hours for the star to appear. It’s a small community and it made people reluctant to come to him,” she said.
It has also alleged that Depp was in such “financial desperation” in January 2016 that he went to the agency asking for $20 million.
On the other hand, Josh Mandel, Depp’s former manager, has said about the actor’s financial circumstances that he repeatedly had conversations with him to reduce his expenses , but “that never happened”.
Over time it became clear that there were problems with alcohol and drugs and that translated into more erratic behavior,” he detailed.
He has also explained that at one point, Depp was spending up to $300,000 a month on full-time staff and another $100,000 a month on a doctor and nurses to ensure his sobriety.
Mandel has estimated that Depp earned around $600 million during the decades he represented him.