Two former business managers of Johnny Depp allege the actor has a "compulsive spending disorder" and want him to undergo a mental examination.
According to The Wrap, Joel and Robert Mandel of The Mandel Company think Depp has a serious problem that requires medical intervention. In papers filed in a Los Angeles court on Monday, they state "Depp's flagrant bragging about his senseless and extreme spending to The Wall Street Journal is further evidence of his psychological issues," adding that they "did everything possible to protect Depp from his own irresponsible and profligate spending."
In The Wall Street Journal article they mention, Depp says, "Why didn't they drop me as a client if I was so out of control?" He added, "I've worked very, very hard for a lot of years and trusted a lot of people, some who've clearly let me down."
Among the crazier expenditures Depp is supposed to have made:
- Paying over $3 million to "blast from a specially made cannon the ashes of author Hunter S. Thompson over Aspen, Colo."
- Spending $30,000 a month on "expensive wine that [Depp] had flown to him around the world for his personal consumption"
- "Living an ultra-extravagant lifestyle in excess of $2 million per month"
- Spending $75 million on residences throughout the world, including "a 45-acre chateau in the South of France, a chain of islands in the Bahamas ... and a fully functioning horse farm in Kentucky."
- More than $18 million to buy and maintain a 150-foot luxury yacht.
- An extensive Hollywood memorabilia collection that spans more than 12 storage facilities.
Depp sued the Mandels first, saying they were taking a commission from earnings he never even received. He is seeking $25 million from the duo.
Depp's box-office clout has taken a hit lately with a string of flops and bad buzz over his alleged abuse of ex-wife Amber Heard. He was ordered to pay her a $6.8 million in their divorce settlement, which she planned to donate to Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the ACLU.
Despite all that, he was named Favorite Movie Icon at this year's People's Choice Awards, where he thanks his fans for standing by him.
His next film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," opens May 26.
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