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Latest Lawsuit Claims that Johnny Depp is Fed Lines for his Movies Through an Earpiece

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Johnny-Depp-lawsuitThis ongoing lawsuit between Johnny Depp and his ex-management team is really starting to get heated. The latest accusation lobbed over the battle lines from Depp’s ex-managers is that the actor has a sound engineer on retainer that feeds him lines from his movies through his earpiece so he didn’t have to learn them. This latest claim is one of the many allegations that his ex-management team, TMG, have listed  in their very damning counter suit.

The attorneys for TMG, filed papers this last Monday with the Los Angeles Superior Court in California. Aside from the claim that he has a sound engineer on yearly retainer,  they also want Depp to be examined for a disorder called “compulsive spending disorder”. This disorder is defined as the urge to spend excessive amounts of money even to the point of adverse effects. The lawsuit claims, “Depp’s flagrant bragging about his senseless and extreme spending to the Wall Street Journal is further evidence of his psychological issues,’ the lawsuit continues, “It appears that Depp may suffer from a compulsive spending disorder, which will be proven in this action through a mental examination.”

The Wall Street Journal interview that the lawsuit is referring to was a telephone interview that was conducted with Johnny Depp this last April. In the interview he states that his financial issues are squarely to blame on his ex-managers. He claimed that fraud and negligence on the part of his ex-managers caused his to lose millions and millions of dollars. He also told the WSJ that “If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing.” and “Why didn’t they drop me as a client if I was so out of control?”

TMG says that by the time he fired them on March 2, 2016, Depp was spending upwards to $2 million a month on outrageous expenditures. This was far more than his income could maintain. The lawsuit lists numerous outrageous expenditures like spending $30,000 a month on wine, a chain of Caribbean islands, a horse farm in Kentucky, 14 residences in the South of France, an 150ft yacht, a full time staff of 40 people, round the clock personal security, gulf stream jet rental, and now a sound engineer. TMG’s counter suit also claims they lent him $5 million to repair one of his homes and avoid poor publicity, but that he still hasn’t paid them back.

TMG’s suit demands declaratory relief and breach of oral contract, breach of implied contract and breach of written contract and promissory fraud. They are countersuing for $25 million in damages. This lawsuit is not only looking for compensation but it is also appears to be doing a good job of further damaging his already imperfect reputation.

 

 

 

 

The Daily Mail Pays Settlement and Apologizes to Melania Trump

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Daily Mail pays settlement to Melania TrumpThe Daily Mail is known for being an exploitive publication. They have a tendency to run with stories that sometimes are for shock value versus being rooted in truth. Daily Mail’s latest scandal ended up costing them a lot of money. Today, the Daily Mail settled two lawsuits with Melania Trump regarding an article that they published in August claiming that the modeling agency that Melania worked for in the 90’s was actually an escort service. The article titled “Racy photos, and troubling questions about his wife’s past that could derail Trump” was published online and in their physical paper last August at the height of the presidential race. Melania Trump was furious and filed a lawsuit seeking $150 million in damages.

According to NBC the article was run on the website and in the physical paper, and was later retracted without an apology less than two weeks after its publication date. Originally, she filed a $150 million lawsuit in Maryland but the court determined they did not have jurisdiction. She then later filed in New York this last February. Both Melania and her attorneys argued that the article had damaged her brand because according to her, she is “one of the most photographed women in the world”.

The lawsuit was successful because the Daily Mail has paid an undisclosed sum to Melania and issued an apology on their website. The publication apologize by saying “We accept that these allegations about Mrs Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them,” it added. “We apologize to Mrs. Trump for any distress that our publication caused her.”

The Daily Mail hopefully will be more careful about what they post in the future. Regardless if you are a fan of Melania Trump and her husband, publishing an allegation like that with no evidence is  bad for business.

Amber Heard Suing Producers of Movie over Unauthorized Nude Scenes

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Amber Heard counter sues producers of London FieldsUnfortunately, Amber Heard can’t catch a break lately. This time, Amber Heard is suing the producers of the her movie London Fields. In 2013, Amber Heard worked on a movie with Billy Bob Thornton that is not very well known it was yet to be released. The film was supposed to premier at the 2015 Toronto Film festival but due to complication, it was taken out of the lineup. This is not the first time there has been a legal battle over this film.

The start of the messy legal battle started in 2016 when producer Christopher Hanley sued Amber Heard over breach of contract. There was a dispute over nude scenes in the film. The lawsuit stated that an “alleged breach of contract and tortious interference, acknowledging a dispute between them over nude scenes.” Hanley accused Heard of trying to undermine the potential success of the film. The lawsuit alleges that Heard disregarded contractual obligations by failing to render acting services in conformity with the shooting script and later by refuses to attend the Toronto premiere or engage in any other promotional services for the film.

Heard’s team has now counter-suing Christopher and Roberta Hanley, the screenwriter for filming nude scenes with her body double without her permission. She alleges that they filmed several secret nude scenes, including an “explicit pornographic sex scene“, with her body double without her knowledge. According to Heard, she never agreed to do the nude scenes and had specific restrictions regarding nude scenes when she signed on to do the film and would have never agreed to the scenes that were later filmed without her consent. Even though, they used a body double, the film was edited in a way that it is supposed to be Heard performing the sex scenes. These scenes did not make it to the final cut of the film but are included in the “producer’s cut” of the film.

We are rooting for Amber in this messy legal battle. It is such a violation to film nude scenes using the likeness of an actress without her consent. Heard wants an injunction placed against any distribution of the film and we are on board. In her past films, Heard has been adamant about not doing nude scenes so it is highly unlikely that she gave this film permission for explicit nude scenes.

 

Depp Fires Back at Ex-Management Team Over Lawsuit

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johnny-depp-drunkJohnny Depp is back in the news again over the never-ending saga of his ongoing lawsuit. He has now fired back with his own allegations over the lawsuit filed by his ex-management team. He is claiming that the allegations made in the lawsuit are bogus. He says it’s just a smear campaign designed to make him look bad. He is adamant that the claims about his outrageous spending are false and designed to discredit him in court. His latest filing states that TMG (His ex-management company) has a plan to attempt to smear Mr. Depp” because otherwise they had “no viable defense.”

His latest filing doesn’t just stop there, he goes on to state that the reason why TMG is trying to get money out of him is because they have been stealing money from him for years. He alleges that TMG devised an elaborate banking scheme designed to steal millions from Depp’s movie residuals.

The saga of the lawsuits has been a confusing, tangled web. Depp was the first one to file a suit against TMG in January. He wants $25-million for fraud, accusing the company of mishandling his fortune. The company fired back with their own lawsuit stating that the reason why Depp’s fortunes are dwindling is due to his own out of control spending. Their counter-suit alleges that since they started managing Depp in 1999, He lived “an ultra-extravagant lifestyle that often knowingly cost Depp in excess of $2 million per month to maintain, which he simply could not afford.”

This latest allegation by Depp about a smear campaign seems pretty unlikely. As we wrote about earlier in the year, Depp has many luxury properties throughout the world, 45 luxury vehicles, a huge collection of fine art and even paid $3 million to blast Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes out of a canon over Aspen. So it wouldn’t be much a stretch to believe that Depp is spending more than he can make and we doubt that TMG is making up Depp’s ownership of multiple cars, multiple homes and many luxury items. Depp was just photographed at Lady Gaga’s birthday looking worse for the wear. No word yet from TMG regarding the allegations that they are spreading lies about Depp to discredit him in court.

Josh Duggar Being Sued for Stealing Photos for his Dating Profiles

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Josh Duggar being sued The pariah of the Duggar family, Josh Duggar, is back in the news again and once again it’s not for anything good. In Touch Weekly is reporting that Josh Duggar is being sued by lawyers for the LA-based DJ and photographer who claims Josh stole his image to use on the popular cheating website, Ashley Madison. Duggar stole photos from a man named Matt McCarthy and used them to pick up on women on Ashley Madison. It was discovered during the infamous Ashley Madison hack in August of 2015 that Josh Duggar had a very active account with the website and had paid $249 for the “guaranteed affair” package. He created a fake account and used McCarthy’s photo’s in order to try and  meet women willing to have an affair with him.

McCarthy In his lawsuit claims that Josh’s use of his photo caused him loss of work, harassment from the public, and prolonged pain and embarrassment. He also claims that when the scandal became public people began referring to him as “DJ Duggar” and “Duggar’s boy toy.” But the lawsuit doesn’t stop there, it goes on to state that he has suffered from “prolonged pain and suffering, anxiety, depression, embarrassment, humiliation, loss of self-esteem and extreme and severe mental anguish and emotional distress including but no limed to: frequent panic attacks, disruption of sleep and insomnia, mood changes, fits of anger, a loss of interest in pursuing both professional and personal endeavors, and a complete loss of self-confidence.”

At first, McCarthy wasn’t too upset about the fact that his photos had been stolen until the full story about Josh’s indiscretions came to light. Not only was Josh caught in the Ashley Madison hack but he also molested his younger sisters and an another unknown girl. Once McCarthy realized that such a scumbag was using his pictures, he couldn’t handle being associated with such a terrible individual. He told Gawker in 2015, “Now that I’ve found out that this guy’s a child molester, and he’s been unfaithful and all those other things-it’s awful! Especially since he’s supposed to be this stand-up religious guy. I mean, I’m not all that religious, but I do-I am very close with my family. And am basically the exact opposite of him and now, this maniac is using my pictures online to try to get laid.”

This news comes at the same time that Josh and his wife Anna announced that they are expecting their fifth child. Why they decided to bring another child into that mess of a relationship is mind boggling. They just posted an announcement on their blog a few weeks ago that said, “For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust. We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time,” the couple wrote in their joint statement. “As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!”

We really hope that McCarthy gets some kind of compensation for Josh using his photos. It is still mystifying that Anna stayed with this guy. We doubt that this will be that last time that Josh Duggar is in the news for being a degenerate.

 

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