Johnny Depp has finally caught a break, and no I’m not about to tell you the story of him cracking one of his more rotten teeth after trying to uncork a $2000 bottle of red wine with his mouth. After more than a year and a half of fighting, accusations, and rumors of ridiculous spending, Johnny has settled his lawsuit against his former business managers of The Management Group.
Not long after Johnny got divorced from Amber Heard, he filed a $25 million lawsuit against TMG, accusing them of the kind of “gross misconduct” that led him to lose tens of millions of dollars. TMG fired back with a counter-suit, alleging that Johnny’s dumb spending habits are the cause of his money issues. Like how he allegedly blows $30,000 a month on wine, millions on houses, and half a million on storage rental fees.
Variety says that Johnny and TMG were scheduled to go to trial on August 15th. Instead, they prevented a trip to court and settled. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. But if the following statement issued by Johnny’s spokesperson is any indication, it sounds like it might have worked out in his favor. Also, shameless plug alert!
“Johnny Depp is pleased to have achieved a settlement agreement with The Management Group following the legal action he took against the company in January 2017. The lawsuit taken out against The Management Group – and the subsequent settlement – is a further demonstration that Johnny is determined to take firm action to protect his personal and artistic reputation in the interests of his family and his career.
Following the settlement, Johnny is pleased to be able to revert his full attention to his ongoing artistic endeavors, notably the second leg of the sold-out Hollywood Vampires global tour and the exciting launch of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which will be released in theaters in November this year.”
And a big shout-out to Johnny’s enablers – sorry, fans – who have continued to jack-off his ego throughout this whole process.
“Johnny extends his most sincere thanks and appreciation to the true supporters that have shown their loyalty to both him and his family over recent years.”
Sources close to TMG say that they were “pleased” with the outcome, which would imply Johnny may not have taken them to the cleaners. Also unlikely, considering I’m not sure Johnny is familiar with the words “the cleaners,” let alone where they’re located.