Well, shit, if I had a few million dollars lying around and I wanted to pay tribute to the author whose cinematic adaptation pretty much made my career, I’d grab some ashes and a cannon, too.
But seriously, there are eccentric Hollywood stars and then there’s good ol’ Johnny Depp. Fresh off a divorce from Amber Heard—an acrimonious affair blighted by accusations and evidence of domestic violence (not cool, Jack Sparrow; really not cool)—Depp has now found himself the subject of a new lawsuit.
Depp’s former business managers countersued the actor and blamed his financial troubles on the actor’s lavish lifestyle that costs more than $2 million a month to maintain. They allege that the star ignored their repeated warnings on his wasteful spending habits that included paying $3 million to blast author Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon over Aspen, Colorado, which actually seems like the best use of his millions compared to the other boring shit he spent his money on.
The lawsuit alleges that the actor paid more than $75 million to buy and maintain 14 homes, including a French chateau and a chain of islands in the Bahamas. Depp allegedly spends $30,000 on importing and drinking wine. Wine? Does Depp not know you can get a fine bottle of wine from Trader Joe’s for $9.99?
- $18m on a 150-foot yacht
- $4m on a failed record label
- $300,000 a month to maintain a staff of 40 people
- $200,000 a month on private planes
- $150,000 a month on round-the-clock security
Apparently, Depp also needed 12 storage facilities to house his collection of Hollywood memorabilia.
Maybe, after the divorce, the lawsuit and the indictment of his generally debauched lifestyle, a nice, relaxing trip to Bat Country is exactly what Mr. Depp needs.