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Johnny Depp’s Former Agent Said He Was “Unprofessional”

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The agent’s testimony contradicted Depp’s argument that he misplaced out on work as a consequence of Amber Heard’s op-ed about being a sufferer of home violence.

Johnny Depp’s former agent testified concerning the decline of his Hollywood star-power.

Depp and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, are presently embroiled in a extremely public courtroom battle, happening in Fairfax, Virginia.


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The 58-year-old is suing Heard for $50 million, citing defamation over an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018.


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The article detailed Heard’s expertise as a survivor of home abuse, and was headlined: “I spoke up towards sexual violence — and confronted our tradition’s wrath. That has to alter.”


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Although Heard didn’t title Depp within the op-ed, the actor and his attorneys argue that she not directly framed him as an abuser and considerably broken his popularity and profession because of this.


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In flip, Heard filed a $100 million counterclaim of her personal, alleging that Depp and his authorized crew defamed her by discrediting her abuse allegations as “faux” and a “hoax.”

The case bought underway on April 11, and is headed into its twentieth day of trial.


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A big portion of Depp’s defamation declare facilities across the demise of his appearing profession — particularly, a task within the sixth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.


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Depp, his authorized crew, and his present expertise agent declare that he misplaced out on a task within the film — and a reported $22.5 million payout — due to the allegations in Heard’s op-ed.

Nevertheless, Depp’s former longtime agent testified Thursday that the actor’s wrestle to land main roles was a results of his personal actions.


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Tracey Jacobs is a high agent at United Expertise Company and represented Depp for 30 years. He fired her — alongside along with his longtime lawyer and administration agency — in October 2016.


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Testifying via video link as a witness for Heard, Jacobs stated that representing Depp turned “much more difficult” within the final 10 years that they labored collectively, claiming that he developed a poor popularity for his “unprofessional habits” on film units.


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Depp was “exhibiting up late to set constantly on just about each film,” Jacobs stated, including that she had warned Depp about how his actions may influence his profession.


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“I’d get yelled at,” she testified. “I by no means stated to him, ‘You are a troublesome shopper.’ I by no means used these phrases. However I used to be very sincere with him and stated, ‘You have to cease doing this. That is hurting you.’ And it did.”

Regardless of confronting her shopper, Jacobs stated his habits on set didn’t change.


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“Initially, crews liked him as a result of he was all the time so nice with the crew. However crews do not love sitting round for hours and hours and hours ready for the star of the film to point out up,” she stated.

When requested by Heard’s lawyer if a part of his unprofessional habits included the elevated use of alcohol and medicines, Jacobs testified that it did, later including that “folks had been speaking” inside the trade about his habits.


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“His star had dimmed as a consequence of it getting tougher to get him jobs,” Jacobs stated. “Individuals had been speaking. The query was on the market about his habits.”

Due to this, Jacobs stated studios had turn out to be “reluctant” to solid Depp of their initiatives.


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“It additionally bought round city. I imply, folks discuss; it is a small neighborhood,” she stated. “It made folks reluctant to make use of him towards the top [of our time working together].”


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Jacobs’ testimony contradicted Depp and his crew’s argument that he was axed from the sixth Pirates film due to the fallout from Heard’s op-ed.


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Depp’s present expertise supervisor, Jack Whigham, beforehand testified that he had “closed a deal” for his shopper to star within the sixth Pirates installment, however that in early 2019, “it turned clear [producers at Disney] had been stepping into a unique path” that didn’t embrace Depp.

He attributed this choice to the fallout from Heard’s op-ed, which he stated was “catastrophic” for Depp’s profession.

“After the op-ed, it was not possible to get him a studio movie, which is what we usually would have been centered on in that point interval,” Whigham testified.

Throughout his cross-examination, Heard’s lawyer argued that there was no written proof of proof stating Depp’s involvement within the sixth Pirates film.


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Whigham — who beforehand claimed that Depp was set to earn $22.5 million for the position — responded that he would sometimes use verbal agreements when negotiating a shopper’s pay for a possible undertaking.


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“It could be honest to say I’ve by no means seen a doc…I’ve not seen ‘22 million’ written down on a web page, you are appropriate about that,” Whigham stated.

In her testimony, Jacobs additionally stated that she did not recall ever being concerned in negotiations concerning Depp’s future involvement within the sixth Pirates film.


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