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Depp’s Team Blocked Evidence Of Disney’s Frustration With His Behavior—Docs



Johnny Depp is pictured in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 26, 2022. He is pictured inset as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean." Details about Disney's dissatisfaction with his alleged behavior on the set of the fifth "Pirates" movie have been unveiled in unsealed court documents. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES;/DISNEY

Johnny Depp‘s team blocked evidence of Disney‘s frustration with his behavior on the set of the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, according to recently unsealed court documents.

After several years of success portraying lead character Captain Jack Sparrow in the hit film franchise, Depp reprised his role for a final time in 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, before he was dropped the following year.

Depp’s loss of the lucrative role served as an influencing factor in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, who he sued for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post, in which she said she was a domestic abuse survivor.

Following a high-profile trial in Fairfax, Virginia, the jury in June found that Heard had, indeed, defamed Depp and awarded him more than $10 million. Depp was ordered to pay $2 million to Heard—who had counter-sued for $100 million—for defaming her via comments made by his attorney Adam Waldman.

As both parties appeal the verdicts against them, details of pre-trial documents, showing information and details that attorneys for each star had attempted to submit into evidence but did not get approved or were deemed inadmissible by the judge, have been revealed.

One such detail is a claim by Heard’s team that those representing Depp in the case had blocked evidence of Disney’s frustration with his lateness while shooting Pirates 5 and allegedly being “drunk and stoned” during a TV appearance.

Heard’s team states in the documents that in the lead-up to the trial, Depp’s paralegal “produced an unidentified document production with password protection, labeled DEPP017, leaving out Ms. Heard’s primary paralegal in the case, and did not disclose it was related to the then in-progress deposition of [Depp’s former agent] Tracey Jacobs.”

The statement continues that Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, “who was already in the process of deposing Ms. Jacobs, did not become aware of this production during the deposition, and even if she had, could not reasonably have read, much less marked and then used these documents.

“Yet Mr. Depp’s counsel Mr. [Ben] Chew—who represented Mr. Depp in BOTH of the prior depositions, had already reviewed these transcripts and prepared them and related attached documents for Mr. Depp’s use in the deposition. Had Ms Heard had the same opportunity, she would have been able to elicit highlight relevant and damaging information.”

Among the alleged issues said to have been missed out as a result were Depp’s “serious and worsening drug and alcohol use, lateness and not showing up at all in filming, and movie studios’ unhappiness with Mr. Depp.”


Amber Heard is pictured in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 27, 2022. Heard was sued by her ex-husband Johnny Depp ex-wife after she wrote an op-ed piece in “The Washington Post” in 2018 referring to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse.

As well as alleging that “Mr. Depp’s actions hurt Mr. Depp’s career,” the statement continued that the actor “appeared on TV drunk and stoned, to the point that Disney studio executives called Ms. Jacobs asking ‘What the hell was wrong with your client?’

“These same issues appeared during the filming of Pirates 5, and Disney told Ms. Jacobs the conduct was not ‘going to be tolerated,’ Disney was ‘not going to put up with this,’ and that ‘there was no love between Johnny and Disney, given the Piratesfive situation.'”

While testifying at the trial, Depp said that he felt “betrayed” by Disney when he was dropped from his role in the hugely successful movie franchise.

He said: “Having added much of myself, much of my own rewriting, the dialogue, the scenes, the jokes, I didn’t quite understand how after that long relationship and quite a successful relationship with Disney that… suddenly I was guilty until proven innocent.”

Jacobs, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star’s former agent, contradicted Depp’s claims that the article led to a downturn in his career during video testimony at Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court.

The entertainment professional said that while Depp was shooting the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, he would regularly show up to the film set late. She also alleged that industry executives became “reluctant to use him” in films.

Amber Heard are pictured together in Venice, Italy, on September 4, 2015. The stars announced their split in 2016.

Under questioning from Heard’s attorney Bredehoft, Jacobs answered in the affirmative when asked if Depp “glorified drug culture.”

Jacobs also said that the same applied to his anger issues, which, according to Jacobs, “worsened over time.”

Later, Jacobs added of Depp: “His star had dimmed due to it getting harder to get to jobs, due to the reputation he had acquired due to his lateness and other things.”

After being asked what those other things were, Jacobs said: “Just, you know, people were talking and the question was out there about his behavior.”

When asked whether that behavior included alcohol and drug use, Jacobs answered affirmatively.

While the testimony was not favorable to Depp, Jacobs said that she had never seen the actor hit a woman. She also said that she never saw evidence of abuse on Heard.

Depp parted ways with Jacobs back in 2016, following litigation between the actor and his former managers Joel and Robert Mandel. Depp had alleged that Jacobs was among those who had betrayed his best interests.

A representative for Depp recently refuted reports that the actor was returning to the Pirates franchise.

During the defamation trial, Depp himself stated he would not return to Pirates.

While on the stand, Depp was asked by Heard’s attorney Ben Rottenborn if he would work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film in the future.

Rottenborn said: “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film? Correct?”

“That is true, Mr. Rottenborn,” Depp said in response.


Jay-Z’s net worth reaches $2.5 billion, extends lead as richest rapper alive




JAY-Z has cemented his lead as the world’s richest rapper with a net worth of $2.5 billion.

The new figure is reportedly due to money for Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Usse cognac, a business venture that belonged to the rapper, until recently.

Interestingly, this increase in wealth comes without Hov, as he is often called, releasing a new album or going on tour.

Jay-Z’s net worth reaches $2.5 billion, extends lead as richest rapper alive

In February, it was announced that JAY-Z had reached a settlement in his legal battle with D’USSE.

According to Bloomberg, HOV and Bacardi managed to settle a multi-billion dollar lawsuit that saw the Brand buy Jay’s stake in the company for $750 million. However, the rapper is said to retain a “significant interest,” indicating the acquisition of JayZ’s majority stake while he retains a minority stake within the company.

JAY said in his statement, “Growing D’USSÉ over the past decade from an idea to one of the fastest-selling spirits in history has been a blessing,”

Jay-Z’s net worth reaches $2.5 billion, extends lead as richest rapper alive

According to TMZ, JayZ and Bacardi’s partnership began in 2011, and Hov intended to take over all of D’Usse’s books, records and deposits on drinks and accessories. Sources claimed that he also wanted physical inventory and process details.

The lawsuit states that the rapper “intended to monitor [Bacardi’s] business conduct to protect SC’s rights as a partner.”

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Tom Cruise avoids Will Smith to protect his own ‘reputation’ in Hollywood




Tom Cruise avoids Will Smith to protect his own ‘reputation’ in Hollywood

Tom Cruise will be next seen in ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’

Tom Cruise has reportedly been distancing himself from Will Smith. Sources close to the Top Gun: Maverick star have revealed that he’s not willing to risk his reputation following the King Richard actor’s infamous Oscars slapgate.

According to sources close to the actors, Smith, 53, has been trying to reconnect with Cruise in hopes of collaborating on a new project that would help revive his career.

However, Cruise, 60, has been avoiding Smith as he’s refused to respond to his messages. Hollywood experts believe that the Mission: Impossible star is concerned that associating with Smith could potentially harm his reputation.

“Will has approached Tom several times, trying to reconnect and see if they can hang out and brainstorm on some projects together. A solid movie with Tom would guarantee Will’s comeback, or so he thinks,” revealed insiders.

“Will has even offered to fly to London if that’s more convenient, but Tom isn’t biting and doesn’t even write him back.”

On the professional front, Smith was last seen in Emancipation, which earned critical praise and generated buzz in Hollywood.

Cruise, on the other hand, will be next seen in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

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Storage Wars’ star Gunter Nezhoda dies aged 67 after losing battle with cancer just months after diagnosis




Gunter Nezhoda died in sleep in Salt Lake City from lung cancer complications.

The ‘Storage Wars’ star Gunter Nezhoda has died aged 67 after losing his battle with cancer, just six months after his diagnosis.

Nezhoda died in his sleep in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night as a result of complications from lung cancer, his son and fellow ‘Storage Wars’ star Rene Nezhoda told TMZ.

Rene said Nezhoda was diagnosed with lung cancer in September after smoking for 30 years – but the chemotherapy treatment left holes on his lungs.

Nezhoda flew to Utah for an emergency surgery to treat his lungs, but medics said there was nothing more they could do for him, Rene said.

In a video, Rene said: ‘I’m telling you guys this because I know that you guys connected with my dad.

The ‘Storage Wars’ star Gunter Nezhoda (pictured right with his son Rene on Storage Wars) has died aged 67 after losing his battle with cancer , just six months after his diagnosis

My dad was one of the guys on Storage Wars that never really got any hate, people just loved him and being around him, including the crew.

‘Everybody loved working with my dad, so I appreciate the support.

‘A lot of people have been asking how my dad is doing and I just haven’t really talked about anything because we kept it private and we thought he was going to fully recover but unfortunately he didn’t.

‘He was 67 years old and all the love that you guys have shown him and support he really appreciated that.

‘And so hopefully he’s up there in heaven with my mom, dancing again with no more pain.’

Rene said Nezhoda’s son, Ricky, was with him when he passed away on Tuesday.

Gunter, who was born in Vienna and then lived in Frankfurt, Germany for ten years before moving to Las Vegas in 1990, starred in seven episodes of ‘Storage Wars’ from 2015-2019.

He was also a movie star and worked on Bass with the musicians Pat Travers, Leslie West, Michael Schenker, George Lynch, and Kevin Dubrow.

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