Johnny Depp His film crew has long been acclaimed for being truly terrifying to fans and regular people alike. Countless stories of the actor’s generosity and humility have been told over the past few decades, but according to his former talent agent, the alleged behavioral problems that began after his career were the real reason his Hollywood stardom began to fade.
Tracy JacobsWho represented the actor for 30 years until 2016 when he was fired, testified on Tuesday as part of Depp’s ongoing defamation suit against his ex-wife. Amber HardAnd he explains how Johnny’s career has developed over the years due to a so-called bad reputation.
In a pre-recorded video, Jacobs tells the court that it’s time to represent 21 Jump Street Alum, he became “the biggest star in the world” and he was “extraordinarily talented”, but added that in the end it became difficult to work with him. When asked why Oscar The nominee fired him, Jacobs said:
“I don’t really know. He basically ended everyone in his life so I was with the ride, my idea.”
The court then read out part of Johnny’s testimony in which he stated that Jacobs was a “co-conspirator” with whom he sued and that he was using him for money – a claim Jacobs said was “all untrue.”
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When asked if the father of two was a “tough” client, the agent revealed:
“She wasn’t initially and it has become more complicated during her representation over the last 10 years.”
These complications come from Depp’s “amateur behavior,” according to Jacobs, who added that the phrase “covers a lot of things.” He shared:
“Every movie is getting late to be set consistently. I will scream. I never told him you were a tough client, but I was very honest with him and told him you had to stop doing it, it hurt you. And it did. “
However, Jacobs’ conversation with the now-58-year-old apparently did not change his behavior – which he said was due to his increased use of alcohol and drugs.
When Amber’s lawyer said Elaine Bradhoft Asked if Depp had “romanticized drug culture,” Jacobs said yes. The agent said yes when Bradhoft asked if Johnny had a “fundamental problem with anger.” The lawyer then asked,
“Was it bad during your representation or was it relatively similar?”
To which Jacobs replied:
“Yeah, it got worse over time.”
Jacobs confirmed that the star was impatient when he didn’t find his way and started using an earpiece so people could feed him his line on set, adding:
“Initially the crew liked him because he was always very good with the crew but the crew doesn’t like to sit for hours to show the movie star. It also spread around the city – people talked – and it made people reluctant to use it to the end. “
Jacobs went on to recall how Johnny had to jump in when he had problems shooting the fifth film. Pirates of the Caribbean Film in Australia, where his finger was cut off and filming was stopped for a few weeks. The agent said he didn’t just have to have several conversations with her Disney execs, but went as far as trying and smooth things to fly over Australia twice.
The court is then shown the receipt of Johnny’s controlling party when it comes to Amber. The email that Depp sent to Jacobs was displayed in the courtroom, showing how much pressure Johnny had on Hard’s character. London Fields Will be naked for a scene – although the scene was shot with a body double.
Depp emailed Jacobs:
“It must be stopped or I will sue them in eighteen ways from F ** KING Sunday. These people are not in this business and they should be told that we will be destroyed immediately. “
Depp was offended by a follow-up email:
“I want you to go to King Harles.”Hanlis, Film producer) About London Fields !!! They are going to premiere it at the London Toronto Film Festival. There will be no nudity in Amber’s contract. “
Jacobs explained that the emails showed that Depp was “trying to kill me.” [the film]”And” everything is being done to stop it. “Now Depp’s reputation? Jacobs said that” these lawsuits don’t help. ” He explained:
“When we were able to secure a loan for him through Bank of America Ed White (Depp’s business manager) couldn’t pay him and it was very helpful for him. “
Where Depp signed a 5 million deal to attend Orient Express murder And $ 25 million was paid Pirate 5 At the time, Jacobs noted that his stardom was declining. He thought:
“His star has faded, seeing the fame he has gained due to his delays and other things. People were talking and there were questions about his behavior. “
Jacobs said Johnny came to his office in early 2016 and asked for $ 20 million because he “needed money,” noting:
“She needed the money. He just hoped we would do it. “
When asked if Johnny had asked her to “get 20 million,” Jacobs said:
“I really wanted you to give me মিল 20 million. The question was not asked as a loan.
Jacobs said the other two executives told Depp that they “are not in a position to pay our clients this kind of money. We are not a bank,” but Depp responded by arguing that they should pay him anyway because “he makes a lot of money for us.” Did. ” Jacobs added that no other client has ever made such a claim.
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