As part of his suit
, Depp has claimed that Heard’s op-ed caused him to lose out on work
, including tens of millions of dollars he said he was to be paid for the sixth
“pirati dei Caraibi” film, that he was ultimately will likely not be a part of
. Jacobs also testified that she could not recall that Disney committed to having Depp in the film
Jacobs testified that, a un certo punto, Depp was in a state of “financial desperation” and asked the agency to give him $ 20 milioni.
Jurors also heard a recorded deposition from Depp’s former business manager Joel Mandel, who Depp parted ways with in 2016 and whose company Depp sued in 2017, accusing it of mismanaging his earnings. The lawsuit was settled in 2018.
Mandel testified that around 2010 it became harder to work with Depp due to a seemingly daily use of substances.
“What I had always experienced as someone who liked to enjoy his wine at the end of the day became consumption that seemed excessive,” Mandel testified. “The ability to coordinate and find times when he would meet became more difficult. It became clear over time that there were issues with alcohol and drugs. And that translated into more erratic behavior, more stressful behavior, more times when it was difficult to engage in the kinds of conversation I needed to do my job.”
Mandel said he began very regularly expressing his concerns over Depp’s “very dire financial circumstances” nel 2015 and said that while Depp’s income was very significant, so was his spending. He said at one point Depp paid $ 300,000 a month to staff.
Heard’s legal team has pointed to the fact that several of Depp’s paid staff testified as part of his case against her and has accused them of siding with Depp because he pays them.
One former friend of Depp, Bruce Witkin, testified in a recorded deposition that Depp stopped speaking with him four years ago after testimony Witkin gave in a lawsuit. He testified that he’d seen both Heard and Depp with injuries but has never witnessed physical altercations between them. Witkin said he talked to Depp about his substance abuse and said that the people who worked around him weren’t always willing to speak up about it.
“Come ho detto, people on payroll won’t really say much. They’ll try, but they don’t want to lose their job. I’m not saying they all fall into that category, but it’s a strange thing around people like him. Everybody wants something,” Witkin said.
Heard completato her testimony earlier this week