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Depp is fed lines through earpiece: ex-managers
    2017-May-4  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

JOHNNY DEPP’S former managers have claimed the star is fed his lines through an earpiece so he doesn’t have to memorize his scripts, U.S. media say.

The bombshell comes from a new court filing in an increasingly bitter battle between the actor and his ex-managers.

He’s suing them for mismanaging his money and they’re countersuing him.

Among their claims about his spending, they say he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to employ a sound engineer to read him his lines on film sets.

The actor has used the method “for years to feed him lines during film production,” according to a court document that was filed Monday.

“Depp insisted that this sound engineer be kept on yearly retainer so that he no longer had to memorize his lines,” according to the papers, written by attorney Michael Kump on behalf of The Management Group’s Joel and Robert Mandel.

Details of the court document have been reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Deadline, the New York Post and others.

A lawyer for the movie star responded by describing the allegations as “psychobabble.”

A statement from Adam Waldman said: “This is how guilty people respond when confronted with the detailed results of a nine-month legal and forensic investigation conducted by four firms.”

In the new document, The Management Group (TMG) said the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star may have “compulsive spending disorder” and needs “a mental examination.”

He originally sued them for fraud, but in an amended complaint filed Monday, the firm said they “did everything possible to protect Depp from his own irresponsible and profligate spending” before he fired them in March 2016.

According to the reports, they claim he spent more than US$75 million to acquire and improve on 14 residences, including a chain of islands in the Bahamas, multiple houses in Hollywood and a 0.18-square-kilometer chateau in the south of France.

They also say he bought 45 luxury vehicles, 70 collectible guitars and enough Hollywood memorabilia to fill 12 storage facilities.

Depp spent up to US$1.2m a year for a “personal on-call physician” and “millions more to employ an army of attorneys,” they allege. They say the lawyers bailed him out of legal crisis and made a series of “hush money settlements” — details of which will be revealed if there is a trial.

(SD-Agencies)

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