Why Johnny Depp Sued His Own Lawyer?
Johnny Depp is still having a legal battle with his former management team, TMG. It was reported that they committed a fraud and mismanaged Depp’s fortune, leaving him in an extremely serious situation.
Not long ago Johnny moved a step forward and sued his former legal team of conspiracy and collusion with The Management Group to allegedly defrauding him out of millions.
According to International Business Times shares, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is accusing the entertainment law firm, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, of practicing “misconduct for their own financial benefit and violated some of the most basic tenets of the attorney-client relationship.”
Johnny Depp's New Court Battle: Lawsuit Claims His Attorney Swindled Him Out of More Than $30 Million https://t.co/zd88gLq7IE
— People (@people) October 18, 2017
The reason why he sued Bloom is that he believes that he was aware of TMG’s alleged mismanagement of his $400 million fortune and he didn’t warn Depp to the manner that executives of the group were carrying on. He accused him of “improperly and negligently collected over $30m in voidable contingent fees” from Johnny’s varying forms of income.
Adam Waldman, his current attorney, talked about the suit most that Depp recently filed, referring to individuals allegedly involved in “self-serving Hollywood practices.”
Johnny Depp has been leading many legal battles considering his courtroom battle with his now-ex-wife Amber Heard. They finalized their divorce in January. However, his financial woes were his next courtroom drama.
After he and Amber got divorced, he launched a $25 million lawsuit against TMG. And in response, TMG accused him of being irresponsible with his own money claiming that he was spending his fortune too frivolously.
According to most recent reports, TMG’s legal team accused him of throwing his own family “under the bus,” after Johnny referred to his sister, nephew, and the good friend as individuals who took “unauthorized loans” under the alleged watch of TMG.
Johnny Depp accused of 'throwing his family under a bus' in multi-million dollar lawsuit https://t.co/1MyDmFwjLq pic.twitter.com/7woCChSbdj
— The Sun (@TheSun) September 21, 2017
Anyway, the judge ruled that Johnny’s outrageous spending habits are irrelevant to the case. Then again, TMG’s lawyers accused the actor of making false claims: “[Depp] is falsely alleging that they took millions of dollars in unauthorized payments from him. It is no wonder that Depp delayed for months in revealing their names,” the statement by TMG’s legal team reads.