Actor Johnny Depp, who has been a supporter of global warming activism, has a rather unusual way of expressing it: he owns 14 residences, including a French chateau and a chain of four islands in the Bahamas, as well as a steam-powered 156-foot yacht.
Oh, and there’s one item he owns that he absolutely refused to part with when he was confronted with financial difficulties: a private jet. In an email from Depp he stated, “A commercial flight with paparazzis in tow would be a f--king nightmare of monumental proportions.”
All of this information came to light because of Depp’s fight with his former business managers, Robert and Joel Mandel, and their firm, The Management Group (TMG), claiming they had mishandled his finances. As Vanity Fair reported last week:
On January 13, after Waldman had worked with White and eight additional lawyers to sift through about 24,000 e-mails, Depp’s attorneys filed a scathing lawsuit against TMG, seeking $25 million in damages for negligence, fraud, unjust enrichment, and breach of fiduciary duty, among other things. Eighteen days later, TMG responded with a blistering 31-page cross-complaint, claiming that Depp was a spendthrift of epic proportions, who, despite his manager’s constant warnings, refused to curb his “selfish, reckless, and irresponsible lifestyle.”
Depp’s championing of global warming activism includes his movie production company attempting to buy the movie rights to a book that was a diary account of climate change disaster as seen by a London teenager. He also played in a concert with Aerosmith as part of their Global Warming Tour in 2012.
Having earned somewhere in the vicinity of $650 million, the idea of losing most of it seems rather extreme, but then again, Depp is the same guy who recently joked about assassinating President Trump.