Johnny Depp was 'fed lines through an ear piece so he didn't have to learn them', former managers claim
Johnny Depp has been hit by a slew of further allegations, including that he had someone feed him lines through an ear piece while he was acting, as a legal battle with his former managers descended to a new level of acrimony.
The former managers also suggested that Depp may suffer from "compulsive spending disorder" which they hoped to prove through a "mental examination" of their former client.
They also claimed that Depp's "sense of entitlement is clear and epic".
It was claimed that he spent $75 million on 14 homes, including a French chateau and a chain of islands in the Bahamas, $30,000 a month on wine, that he bought 45 cars, and spent $3 million on a large cannon from which the ashes of author Hunter S. Thompson were fired.
In the latest court complaint filed in Los Angeles the ex-managers claimed Depp was fed his lines for years by a sound engineer who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Lawyer Michael Kump, their lawyer, wrote: "Depp insisted that this sound engineer be kept on yearly retainer so that he no longer had to memorise his lines."