Johnny Depp’s legal battle with his ex-managers continues to heat up.
The actor has asked a judge to release testimony from a whistleblower in his $25 million fraud lawsuit against The Management Group on May 15, according to documents obtained by Daily Mail. Depp, who was revealed to be $40 million in debt back in April, is accusing his former managers of launching a global media smear campaign against him.
In the documents, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star said he uncovered documents and testimony from a former TMG employee whistleblower. The employee was fired from The Management Group last month and said she could back up Depp’s claims of money mismanagement by the company.
Depp would like to add the new allegations to his case, but his former managers demanded the documents be sealed in the case. Now the actor is fighting to bring the testimony to light.
The whistleblower’s testimony is said to name the former employee, the fact she worked on Depp’s account and how she was fired for complaining about TMG’s mismanagement – plus a statement that “she knows all the dirt and all the thieves.”
Depp said he discovered the testimony through an internal message. Depp believes The Management Group wants to keep the testimony under wraps to maintain their reputation.