Somewhere, Amber Heard just threw an, “Ain’t that interesting,” side-eye before rushing off to the court to get a judge to demand that Johnny Depp pay up her entire divorcement settlement now before he really boozes his way to broke.
Johnny Depp sued his ex-business management company, The Management Group, for allegedly mismanaging his money and committing fraud by opening up loans in his name without his approval. TMG spit back at Johnny by filing a countersuit. TMG claimed that he owes them $4.2 million and blamed his dreadful money situation on his crazy spending habits. TMG stated that Johnny Debt spends $2 million a month on crap like wine ($30,000) and private jets ($200,000). Johnny isn’t going to let TMG blame him for why he may have to perform as Captain Jake Pigeon (Disney owns the copyright to Jack Sparrow) at children’s birthday parties for a bottle of Cisco.
Johnny’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, hit back at TMG in a statement he gave to People and he brought out the buzzword of the moment “gaslighting.”
“[The Management Group] have chosen to employ a reprehensible ‘blame the victim’ strategy in a transparent attempt to save their own skin and deflect away from their malfeasance, which is chronicled in Mr. Depp’s 48 page complaint.
Mr. Depp did not sue his former business managers for his own personal investment decisions or the ‘financial distress’ they wildly allege — Mr. Depp sued them for fraud and multiple breaches of their fiduciary duty, among other claims. Gaslighting the public with global press releases will not save the defendants in court from their gross misconduct set forth in the complaint.”
According to Wikipedia, the definition for gaslighting is:
Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or members of a group, hoping to make targets question their own memory, perception, and sanity.
Yeah, I don’t think TMG gaslit a bitch by claiming that Johnny is a train wreck and a regular Nicolas Cage when it comes to how he spends his money. We figured that out a long time ago. And because I have the maturity of a booger-eating 5-year-old, whenever I read the word “gaslighting” I think of someone trying to light their farts on fire with a fireplace lighter. And damn, if Johnny Depp ever tried to light one of his booze farts on fire, the explosion would take us all out. Donald Trump is totally going to ask him to be his new Secretary of Defense. Sorry, Mad Dog Mattis.