Depp’s former managers call him ‘habitual liar’

Johnny Depp
Updated 27 April 2017

Depp’s former managers call him ‘habitual liar’

LOS ANGELES: Johnny Depp’s former business team is calling the star “a habitual liar” after Depp said in an interview that his one-time managers “clearly let him down.”
Depp sued The Management Group in January for more than $25 million, charging fraud and negligence. The Management Group countersued, saying Depp spent lavishly on homes, private jets, art and memorabilia in spite of its warnings.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Depp questioned why he was not dropped as a client by the group over his spending.
David Shane, a spokesman for The Management Group, responded Wednesday, telling The Associated Press in a statement that Depp is a “habitual liar who denies responsibility for his own outrageous conduct and coerces others to lie for him.”
“Johnny Depp and his sister were involved in every significant business decision during the 17 years TMG represented him,” Shane said. “Depp now admits to his extravagant spending but blames TMG for not dropping him as a client.”
In its countersuit, The Management Group alleged Depp’s lifestyle was costing more than $2 million a month to maintain. The lawsuit said Depp paid more than $75 million to buy and maintain 14 homes, including a French chateau and a chain of islands in the Bahamas.
Depp responded to the claim by telling the Journal “it’s my money.”
“If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing,” he added.


Music icon Cher meets Pakistan PM ahead of elephant’s move

Updated 40 min 23 sec ago

Music icon Cher meets Pakistan PM ahead of elephant’s move

  • The famed singer has for years campaigned for Kaavan the elephant and is helping pay for his move
  • Cher tweeted that she thanked Khan “For Making It Possible For Me To Take Kaavan To Cambodia”

ISLAMABAD: American pop icon Cher met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday ahead of the relocation of an elephant from Islamabad’s dilapidated zoo to a Cambodian sanctuary.
The famed singer, who has for years campaigned for Kaavan the elephant and is helping pay for his move, arrived in the Pakistan capital this week to see the animal before the flight to Cambodia on Sunday.
“Appreciating her efforts in retiring Kaavan to an elephant sanctuary, the prime minister thanked Cher for her campaign and role in this regard,” a statement from Khan’s office read.
Cher tweeted that she thanked Khan “For Making It Possible For Me To Take Kaavan To Cambodia.”
The plight of Kaavan — an overweight, 35-year-old bull elephant — has drawn international condemnation and highlighted the woeful state of Islamabad’s zoo, where conditions are so bad a judge in May ordered all the animals to be moved.
A team of vets and experts from Four Paws, an Austria-based animal welfare group, has spent months working with Kaavan to get him ready for the journey to Cambodia.
Experts have trained Kaavan to enter a large metal crate that will be used to transport the animal to the airport.
Volunteers working with Kaavan say he responds well to music and singing, and Cher is expected to belt out a song or two for the elephant before he departs Islamabad.