Johnny Depp’s former business team is calling the star “a habitual liar” after Depp said in an interview that his one-time managers “clearly let him down,” the AP reports.
Depp sued The Management Group in January for more than $25 million, charging fraud and negligence. TMG countersued, saying Depp spent lavishly on homes, private jets, art, and memorabilia in spite of its warnings.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Depp questioned why he wasn’t dropped as a client by the group over his spending. David Shane, a spokesperson for TMG, responded Wednesday, telling the AP that Depp is a “habitual liar who denies responsibility for his own outrageous conduct and coerces others to lie for him.”
In its countersuit, TMG alleged Depp’s lifestyle was costing more than $2 million a month to maintain. The lawsuit said Depp paid more than $75 million to buy and maintain 14 homes, including a French chateau and a chain of islands in the Bahamas. Depp responded to the claim by telling the Journal “it’s my money.”
“If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing,” he added. Depp also took legal action against TMG on Tuesday. The Journal reports his lawyers said in filings in Los Angeles Superior court that they have “significant new information, including documents and testimony” from a former TMG employee concerning “misconduct in managing Mr. Depp’s affairs.”