Ex-agent testifies about Johnny Depp’s drug use, on-set antics

FAIRFAX, Va. — Johnny Depp’s former agent testified Thursday that the actor’s “star dimmed” as phrase unfold about his “unprofessional” on-set conduct and his glorification of drug tradition.

Tracey Jacobs, of United Expertise Company, recounted in a taped deposition how she helped the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star construct a stellar profession — just for him to squander his success over medication and alcohol.

“It worsened over time,” she mentioned within the recording performed for the Fairfax, Virginia, jury.

After the success of the primary “Pirate of the Caribbean” film, Jacobs mentioned, “[Depp] turned the largest star on the planet.”

Amber Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft requested: “Do you’re taking any credit score for that?”

“Sure,” the agent replied.

Johnny Depp in court on Thursday.
Johnny Depp in courtroom on Thursday.

The Hollywood energy dealer mentioned she was fired in 2016 as a result of “he terminated basically everybody in his life and I used to be alongside for the journey, I assume.”

By the tip of their time collectively, Jacobs testified that the actor’s “unprofessional conduct” was hurting his repute in Hollywood.

The movie business is a “small neighborhood,” Jacobs mentioned. “Individuals discuss.” 

Amber Heard stands next to her attorney on Thursday.
Amber Heard stands subsequent to her legal professional on Thursday.
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Finally, she continued, Depp was “exhibiting up late to set persistently on nearly each film. I might get yelled at.”

Jacobs flew to Australia twice throughout the filming of the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film over points with Depp’s conduct, she mentioned.

Depp, 58, wore an earpiece and confirmed up late on set, his former agent testified.

The film industry is a "small community," Jacobs said. "People talk." 
The movie business is a “small neighborhood,” Jacobs mentioned. “Individuals discuss.” 

“I used to be very trustworthy with him and mentioned you’ve acquired to cease doing this, it’s hurting you. And it did,” she mentioned.

Jacobs additionally testified that nobody at Disney had dedicated to hiring Depp for the sixth installment of the “Pirates” franchise in conversations along with her. 

“[Depp’s] star dimmed. Individuals had been speaking and the query was on the market about his conduct.”

Jacobs' deposition was played before the jury on Thursday morning.
Jacobs’ deposition was performed earlier than the jury on Thursday morning.

Because the trial’s fifth week winds down, Jacobs testimony forged doubt over Depp’s claims that his profession was harmed by Heard’s allegations of home abuse.

Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million over a 2018 Washington Publish op-ed wherein she described herself as “a public determine representing home abuse.” He claims he was defamed by the essay, regardless that his identify was by no means talked about in it.

Heard, 36, is countersuing the actor for $100 million, claiming his legal professionals defamed her by mounting a “smear marketing campaign” towards her at his path.

Heard looks on in court.
Heard appears on in courtroom.

Closing arguments are anticipated on Might 27.

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