Lawsuit: Depp Spent $3M on a Cannon for Writer's Ashes

He also blew $30K a month on wine, former managers say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2017 3:50 AM CST
Lawsuit: Depp Spent $3M on Cannon for Writer's Ashes
Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" last year.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Johnny Depp spent more than $3 million on a cannon to blast Hunter S. Thompson's ashes over Aspen, Colo., spent $30,000 a month on expensive wines, and apparently just wasted much of the rest of his income, according to a lawsuit filed by his former managers. The lawsuit, filed as a countersuit to Depp's $25 million suit against The Management Group, claims that Depp lived an "ultra-extravagant lifestyle" that he couldn't really afford, with other spending including $75 million on 14 residences around the world, $18 million on a 150-foot yacht, and $10 million to support family and friends, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The countersuit claims Depp needed 12 storage facilities for his collection of Hollywood memorabilia and fine art, the Telegraph reports. The former managers, who represented the actor from 1999 until 2016, say they repeatedly warned Depp about the unsustainable spending, meaning "Depp, and Depp alone, is fully responsible for any financial turmoil he finds himself in today." Depp's lawsuit accuses the managers of mishandling more than $25 million and failing to file his taxes on time, costing him millions in penalties. (In 2016, Depp topped a list of overpaid actors for the second year in a row.)

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