Johnny Depp’s former agent said on Thursday that the actor’s ‘star power has faded’, spreading about his unprofessional on-set behavior and drug abuse. During the taped deposit at the ongoing Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp trial, he asked how the actor helped him build a stellar career, his drugs and alcohol abstinence because of it. Read more: Man gets a laughing fit during Amber Heard-Johnny Depp’s trial, viewers say ‘dude represents the whole internet‘
Tracy Jacobs, a former agent with the United Talent Agency (UTA), said Johnny’s behavior had stellar decline over the years. According to Variety, in her statement, at one point the actor said she needed the money and asked her agency to give him $ 20 million. The actor met with UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and President Jim Burkus, in which he said he refused to do so. “They said we were not in a position to give our customers that kind of money… we were not a bank,” he said.
In her video storage, Tracy said that in the last 10 years of her representation, Johnny has often appeared too late to set up, thereby building a reputation that would make it difficult for him to find jobs. Although the crew initially loved him, he was fine with them, but he said he did not appreciate “hours and hours and hours waiting for the star to appear.” According to him, Johnny “was actually showing up late in every movie to be fixed.”
In addition, the increased use of alcohol and drugs has made it more difficult for Johnny to rent. “His star is dim because he has a hard time getting a job … people were talking. There was a question about his behavior,” he said.
Johnny Depp’s former business manager, Joel Mandel, testified via video on Thursday that after the success of Pirates of the Caribbean in 2003, the actor began to lead a “bigger” and “more expensive life.” He said he was warned in 2015. Johnny is in a “dire” financial position and has demanded a reduction in his costs, but Johnny was fired in March 2016 and subsequently sued. Joel filed a counterclaim alleging that Johnny was responsible for his financial problems. That lawsuit was settled in 2018.
Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $ 50 million at the 2018 Washington Post Op-Ed, in which she describes herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” The actor said he was defamed by the allegations, even though his name was never mentioned in Amber’s essay. Amber is defending the actor for $ 100 million, accusing her lawyer of defaming her by mounting a “smear campaign” against her.