Johnny Depp Claims His Ex-Business Partners Are ‘Gaslighting the Public’ Into Thinking His Life Is a Mess

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Accusing people of gaslighting is very hot right now, so Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, has decided to join in on the latest linguistic trend in his most recent public statement. Depp made headlines earlier this week when his former business team (whom he recently filed a lawsuit against) sued him for “more than $560,000 in allegedly unpaid commissions and credit card fees.” People reports they accused Depp of being wildly irresponsible with his money, claiming he overspends on everything from his 14 homes to wine.


So Depp and Waldman fought back with the following statement:

“[The Management Group (TMG)] have chosen to employ a reprehensible ‘blame the victim’ strategy in a transparent attempt to save their own skin and deflect away from their malfeasance, which is chronicled in Mr. Depp’s 48 page complaint...Mr. Depp did not sue his former business managers for his own personal investment decisions or the ‘financial distress’ they wildly allege — Mr. Depp sued them for fraud and multiple breaches of their fiduciary duty, among other claims. Gaslighting the public with global press releases will not save the defendants in court from their gross misconduct set forth in the complaint.”

My man, we didn’t need TMG (whoever they even are) to gaslight us into thinking Depp’s life is a mess. He did that to himself.


Lea Michele had an EXCLUSIVE chat with People this week because she wanted to discuss her “revealing” new album, which is every tabloid’s second favorite Lea Michele activity after “mourning.” But before getting to how “personal” and “important” her album is, she felt compelled to talk about Taylor Swift.

Said Michele:

“There isn’t a day that goes by that Taylor Swift music isn’t blasted in my house. Right now, her new song with Zayn … if I play it one more time, I might combust. I love her. I was just talking to Emma Roberts about her the other day and we were reading the inside of her booklet for Red, and she has this amazing little excerpt she wrote inside about different kinds of love. She’s really an amazing songwriter and her music is just the best girl music ever.”


Why did she tell this story about casually discussing her emotional connection to the liner notes of a five-year-old album with Emma Roberts, and why did People publish it? Maybe Michele’s hoping to get some of that sweet sweet Swiftian IG promo, or maybe she wants to join her squad (it’s not worth it in 2017, Lea!)—but whatever the reasoning, I hate it.


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  • “Whole aspects of the BDSM world are truly beautiful.” - Dakota Johnson, trying a teensy bit too hard to promo her movie [Celebitchy]
  • British tabloids love describing things as “sweet.” [The Sun]
  • “I didn’t know these two were dating, let alone having a child.” - Jezebel Deputy Editor Kate Dries [People]
  • It’s very weird to see her referred to as Grandma Goldberg here. [Page Six]
  • Judge Joe Brown just got a divorce and was able to keep the “Tennessee home, a Porsche 911, Range Rover, Land Rover, Jeep...and the leather reclining chair.” [TMZ]
  • OK! [Us Weekly]

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*for generally just seeming to be a pretty decent non-asshole kinda guy; for going through some pretty traumatic shit and coming out of it still seeming to be a pretty decent non-asshole kinda guy; for occasionally being a really terrible actor, but not having any attitude about reviews or doing a crap job; for mostly being in movies that are overall pretty good, despite some of the afore-mentioned crap acting; for being so, so pretty, and graceful and awkward and dorky at the same time.

I’m a grown ass woman who is in no way, shape or form a “celebrity enthusiast”, he seems like the kind of guy you could run into at a wine bar or late night coffee shop and have a nice chat with.