Johnny Depp’s Slow Burnout | Huffington Post Entertainment

Johnny DeppIn publishing her Washington Post editorial on domestic abuse, amber heard Take a good, clean name of a good actor and grind it to the ground. The Post editorial did not name Depp, but readers with knowledge of the troubled couple’s history can easily connect the dots, as Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against Depp when his brief marriage ended in 2016.

Apparently she wrote Depp, who has denied hurting her.

“False accusations can ruin a career and they can ruin a family,” Depp’s attorney, Benjamin Chew, said in the opening arguments of the ongoing defamation trial against Heard in Virginia.

But in day-to-day testimony — six weeks into the trial, and more to come — what the public sees is that Depp’s name has been swept away by his embarrassing public secrecy and drug addiction. How much tainted by capricious behavior. Behavior.

“I never said to him, ‘You’re a tough client,'” his former agent, Tracey Jacobs, said in videotaped testimony shown in court on Thursday. “I’ve never used those words. But I’m being honest. I said, ‘You have to stop doing this. It hurts you.'”

“It does,” she said.

Jacobs appeared in no rush to testify, responding briefly to Hurd’s lawyers. At the end of her decades-long stint representing Depp, she said, “His star has faded.”

heard editorial Published in December 2018.

Testimony over the past week, led by Hurd’s team, focused on former friends and industry insiders who knew the couple or who worked closely with Depp, building on past testimony to present Depp’s substance abuse as fact — the only space debate seems to be just how much of a nuisance it has.

One of Heard’s witnesses this week, actor Ellen Barkin, told a story About Depp’s overindulgence long before he got married. In Barkin’s account, Depp was “always drunk” during the production of the 1998 film “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” and at one point threw a wine bottle into the room during an argument on set.

Behavioral issues have leaked to the media in recent years. In late 2020, The Hollywood Reporter published a Declaring Depp “radioactive” and “out of control,” calling him “a victim of Hollywood’s flattery culture in which his spending sprees and drug abuse are rarely challenged.” Ye managed to make hundreds of millions of dollars despite Most of his fortune was squanderedA producer who has worked with Depp told the outlet: “In the past 35 years, he’s never been turned down. It’s typical in Hollywood. But I’ve never seen it on this level.”

The current defamation trial proceedings are all live-streamed online, allowing the curious public to peek into the world.

During the trial, Depp was often seen drawing or writing at his desk.
During the trial, Depp was often seen drawing or writing at his desk.

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“It’s a weird thing to be around people like him — everybody wants something,” music producer Bruce Witkin said in court on Thursday.

Witkin, who was in a band Dating with Depp in Florida in the late 1970s, he testified that the two remained close friends for years until they lost touch in 2018. He wasn’t sure what he was doing wrong, but said he suspected “somebody was talking nonsense about me behind the scenes.”

Witkin said he had tried to get Depp to help with his material problems.

“I got him a therapist, but never tried intervention or anything like that. We just talked about it and he’d say, ‘Oh yeah, I’ll be fine, I’ll be fine,'” he said. Say. In Witkin’s recount, Depp’s sister Christy “was always concerned about his well-being, substance abuse or not.”

Hurd testified that she saw Depp take all kinds of drugs: speed, opiates, Adderall, cocaine, quaaludes, MDMA, marijuana, and, of course, alcohol. One of his tattoos reads “Wine Forever”. According to witnesses, Depp was particularly fond of red. Some, including Heard’s sister Whitney Henriques, testified that they had used drugs with the actor in the past.

Depp admits to recreational drug use in the stands – memorably, at one point he said he had Give Marilyn Manson a Pill “That way he won’t talk so much.” But he rejected the idea that he was out of control. Depp testified that Hurd’s description was “heavily retouched.”

“I’m not the type of maniac who needs to stay high or carry weights all the time,” he told the court.

The information presented to the jury told a different story.exist text after textDepp referred to his “monster” – the ugly side he showed when he drank too much – and apologized or regrettably admitted that he sucked too much.

“The pills are good. Wine, I have too much capacity to stop. Ugly and sad. Oh how I love it,” he wrote in a text to a friend. In another message sent during sobriety, Depp told Heard’s mother that her daughter helped him get through “the hell I did it myself.”

Jacobs called her former client “extremely talented” but said he “had a fundamental problem with anger” and “romanticized the whole drug culture”.

“I think deep down everyone is [concerned],” Witkin testified. “But, like I said, the people on the payroll don’t say much. “

“They will try, but they don’t want to lose their jobs,” he said.

Rolling Stones 2018 Essay on Depp’s Dire Financial Situation As writer Stephen Rodrick observed after visiting Depp at his rented mansion in London, ending in a somber tone, “No one around him is unpaid.”

According to Heard, that was the dynamic when Depp got drunk on the plane, accusing her of having an affair with actor James Franco. He allegedly slapped her in the face of multiple others.

“Nobody said anything. Nobody did anything. You could hear a pin drop from that plane,” Hurd said. “You can feel nervous, but no one is doing anything.”

(Depp testified that he took opioids on a plane in 2014 and did not act as an aggressor under any circumstances, but locked himself in the bathroom to keep away from Heard. But a text message showed he had been drinking and taking substances such as cocaine.)

Heard claims Depp’s team helped cover up his wrongdoing. She claimed that security guards ignored him when he yelled at her or hit her and changed him out of his dirty clothes when he passed out.

Among the witnesses called by Depp’s legal team was his current bodyguard, Malcolm Connolly, who testified that Hurd liked to “wear pants” in his relationship with her famous husband and “could” plummeted.” Connolly admitted he was very loyal to his boss.

Amber Heard became emotional during the four days she testified.
Amber Heard became emotional during the four days she testified.

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Depp’s financial problems played out in different ways at the trial. His lawyers called his current business manager to testify about the millions of dollars Heard demanded in the couple’s divorce settlement, while her lawyers called Depp’s former business manager Jo Mandel— — The man he sued for alleged fraud. The case was settled in 2018, but before the evidence came to light, Depp had been in dire financial trouble since at least 2009. An email from that year showed how Depp offered to sell some of his properties and others to meet financial obligations. Until he can cash checks for upcoming film projects, promised him In his words, “20 million,” “35 million,” and “another 20 million.”

The overall picture is a deteriorating behavior.

Mandel testified that Depp started spending “very, very, very large” amounts of money — he said the actor was spending $300,000 a month on staff — and as spending increased, volatility followed.

“My experience is that Mr. Depp has become less and less restrained and less concerned about whether he’s upsetting someone’s feelings,” Mandel said.

“It started to change around 2010 and it increased over time,” he said.

Allegedly, Depp started running late.

“Initially, the crew liked him because he always got on well with the crew. But the crew didn’t like to sit for hours and hours waiting for movie stars to show up,” Jacobs said. “It spread into the city as well,” she added. “I mean, people talk. It’s a small community.”

In 2015, Jacobs said she made two trips to Australia, where the fifth “Pirates” was being filmed, to deal with Depp.

It was in Australia that Depp and Heard had a heated argument over the mansion he rented. The incident resulted in Depp’s fingertips being severed — and production on “Pirates” being temporarily shut down — even though both sides blamed the other for causing harm. Depp said Heard cut his finger when she threw the bottle at him.While she was standing in the stands, I heard Three-day curving course outlined In it, Depp allegedly took an unknown amount of drugs and drank an unknown amount of alcohol, and cut off his fingers while sabotaging the phone. He accused her of “ruining” his life, she said. Photos shown at the trial showed cryptic messages written on mirrors and furniture, which Hurd said was blood and paint – Depp’s blood, from his fingers.

“Good luck and be careful on it,” a message was scrawled on the lampshade.

Jacobs said the studio was “reluctant to use him” towards the end of her working relationship with Depp.

“People are talking,” she said. “The problem is his behavior.”

Fans cheered Johnny Depp and waved handcrafted signs at the entrance to the courthouse.
Fans cheered Johnny Depp and waved handcrafted signs at the entrance to the courthouse.

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From his stand, Depp presented his psychology to the jury. Depp said in a calm tone he detailed what he described as growing up with verbal and physical abuse, that he and his sister were “trying to stay out of the line of fire,” describing circumstances in which he often saw his mother attacked by his father, unresponsive. . He compared his relationship with his mother to that with Heard, saying he used drugs in a similar way to deal with the temperamental nature of each relationship.

At one point, he said, “the only person I’ve ever abused in my life is myself.”

Depp fans – rabid and allegedly human A group of people who have ensured that Depp-supporting TikToks reach millions of views, and hashtags like #AmberTurd continue to trend on Twitter — are working overtime to turn public opinion in his favor.

Still, it’s unclear whether the jury will be in favor of Heard or against her declaring the editorial defamation implied Depp was violent while drinking and using drugs.

It wasn’t that long ago that another celebrity courtroom drama showed how the entertainment industry fuels abuse — albeit the other way around. In Britney Spears’s case, her father controlled a legal arrangement that required her to obtain explicit permission to make many of her own life decisions, and everyone told her “no.” In Depp’s case, apparently no one did. For the two stars, a group of amorphous professionals — people who ostensibly put the best interests of celebrities first, but also take collective salaries from their successes — ensure that the gears keep moving forward. Spears on the show, Depp on the movie.The entertainment machine is gone blah blah blah. until nothing.

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