Hunter S. Thompson may now also add prophet to his list of achievements as The Rum Diary was loosely based on Johnny Depp’s life. Drugs, Amber Heard, and jail most likely being in his immediate future. He’s managed to dodge domestic abuse allegations and the sources around him are squealing that his finances are far from being in order. But Johnny enjoys going for broke. He’s really good at doing really bad. So bring on the trouble. Depp is currently being sued by his bodyguards for unpaid wages and not explicitly stating in the contract that they would be required to dust the excess blow around his nostrils. His hired muscle may have skipped reading the fine print as the core duty does state protection, but that means not only protecting Johnny from outside sources but protecting Depp from himself and personal other habits.
In the new civil suit, Eugene Arreola, a onetime LAPD detective, and Miguel Sanchez also allege they were used as de facto chauffeurs and nannies for Depp’s family and were exposed to “illegal substances” by guarding the hard-partying actor.
They claim that working for Depp put them in “toxic” situations, including once when, “An incident at a local nightclub involved Plaintiffs alerting Depp of illegal substances visible on his face and person while preventing onlookers from noticing Depp’s condition,” the court papers allege.
Scientists will figure out a way to double life expectancy before those bodyguards ever see a dime of a settlement agreed to by Depp. Johnny doesn’t have any good sense or money. Unfortunately for him we live in America and he isn’t allowed to marry his daughter off for the promise of dowry. She’s worth at least five sheep and half a cantaloupe.
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