Johnny Depp accused of ‘throwing family under bus’ during lawsuit

London: Controversy’s favourite child Johnny Depp has landed himself in one more controversy.

According to The Independent, Depp has been accused of throwing family and friends “under a bus” during a multi-million dollar legal wrangling with his former management company.

The 54-year-old actor is now clashing with a number of people close to him – after he accused them of taking money from him during a battle with The Management Company, who say he owes them huge debts.

After delaying naming them, Johnny Depp has named his sister, nephew and close friends as people who took “unauthorised loans” from him in the ongoing legal battle with The Management Company.

TMG have responded by amending their complaint, acknowledging the seven cross-defendants and calling Depp’s new loan claim a “charade”.

“In his attempt to avoid paying his debts to TMG, Depp is knowingly throwing his closest family, friends and employees under the bus. He is falsely alleging that they took millions of dollars in unauthorised payments from him,” said in a statement.

The statement continued, “It is no wonder that Depp delayed for months in revealing their names.”

“Depp’s claims of unauthorised loans to the new Cross-Defendants are not a basis for Depp to obtain a judicial declaration requiring the disgorgement of any business management fees from TMG, or for any of his other baseless claims. Depp’s closest friends, family, and colleagues who have been added as new Cross-Defendants in this action have only Depp to blame for their involvement in this charade,” the statement concluded.

TMG insists that all the loans to people cited by Depp were authorised by him or by Dembrowski in his name. Depp’s side insists that this was not the case.

A trial for the case is set to begin on August 15,2018. (ANI)