The American actor, producer, and musician, John Christopher Depp II has sued his lawyer claiming the law firm conspired with his former financial managers to rob $40m of his wealth.
As indicated by TMZ, the Pirates of the Caribbean’ star trusts the diversion law office, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman and Goodman, LLP permitted TMG, his former financial managers to steal from him.
Depp is suing the highly respected entertainment law firm, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP … claiming the lawyers allowed TMG — Depp’s financial managers — to essentially rob him blind.
The suit guarantees the law office worked in its charge in the advances and skimmed the cash off before Depp was qualified for his cash.
Also, the suit guarantees the law office knew completely well what TMG was doing yet never alarmed Depp.
What’s more, get this … Depp claims amid his involved during his long relationship with the firm he’s paid them tens of millions of dollars in attorney’s fee yet the firm never had him sign a retainer agreement.
That economic harm includes, according to Depp’s team of attorneys and in tones similar to the actor’s ongoing action against TMG, contingent fees of more than $30 million without a “statutorily prescribed written contract.”
There is also taking of “breaches of fiduciary duties, unauthorized taking of Mr. Depp’s film residual and other economic rights for themselves, conflicts of interest, self-dealing, legal malpractice, and clear violations of California law.” Or to put it another way, Depp is saying you worked with TMG to screw me and I’m taking you on along with them now.
This latest suit adds to Depp’s personal and professional expenditures and excesses being further out on public display as has been the case ever since the actor first sued TMG in a $25 million lawsuit back in January.
The firm claimed Depp, 54, has spent years failing to memorise his lines and instead employed a sound engineer to feed them to him.