Johnny Depp Falls Into Disgrace Again!
Hollywood’s favorite celebrity star, Johnny Depp has once again gained the limelight as another lawsuit is filed against him (also read: 6 Craziest Lawsuits). All the descriptions from the allegations sound very normal for the Pirates of the Caribbean character- “chaos”, “reckless”, “vices”. Well, we are not surprised because our Captain Jack Sparrow is after all supposed to sail through these fiascoes and misadventures!
However, the case is filed not against the super cool Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean, but the very own Johnny Depp himself. Two of Johnny Depp’s bodyguards, Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez have accused Depp of creating a “toxic” work environment with unpaid wages and working conditions that portray a lifestyle of chaos.
The suit actually claims,
Often times plaintiffs were forced to protect Depp from himself and his vices while in public. An incident at a local nightclub involved plaintiffs alerting Depp of illegal substances visible on his face and person while preventing onlookers from noticing Depp’s condition.
Further, the body guards have also claimed that Johnny Depp did not pay them overtime from May 2016 to January 2018 and that Depp also deprived them of off-duty meals and breaks for 12 hour shifts. The lawsuit also claimed that Johnny Depp used his former bodyguards as drivers and asked them to drive vehicles that contained illegal substances and minors. Looks like Captain Jack Sparrow is going to have a hard time sailing out of this one!
Johnny Depp’s bodyguards went on in their allegations about unsafe working conditions to mention a situation when the head of Depp’s security team shot himself in the leg and they had to drive him to the hospital.
As per the suit, Miguel Sanchez was also forced to take care of Johnny Depp’s child, giving him the role of a ‘caretaker’ more than that of a bodyguard.
Sanchez, whose primary detail was the protection of Depp’s children, was more often than not the primary caretaker for Depp’s minor child, who lived off of Depp’s compound in a separate home alone. Worse yet, Sanchez was told to give into every whim of Depp’s children and worried he would lose his job if he did not comply with their demands.
The biggest mystery of Hollywood still remains- how can a Hollywood star who is known to have earned more than $650m struggle to pay his guards? Maybe, the question should be given to psychologists and not accountants! Johnny Depp must have spent this fortune, and one thing we are sure of is that even Captain Jack Sparrow wouldn’t approve of this extravagance!
The Hollywood must be full of jerks who overspend, but Johnny Depp has no match in the industry here too! Fast cars, planes, yachts, a string of Caribbean Islands, and umm, spending $30,000 per month on wine are Johnny Depp’s favorite ways to throw away his fortunes.
Lately, Johnny Depp has had numerous clashes with his managers, guards and lawyers leading to a lot of firing on Depp’s behalf. All of these former Johnny Depp employees have sued him in the courts of law on the basis of broken contracts and outstanding fees, draining Depp’s treasure chest and bringing his extravagant lifestyles back into public discussions.
Whether it is his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, or it is some juicy Hollywood gossip, Johnny Depp sure knows how to make himself stay at the top!