FAIRFAX, Va. – Johnny Depp’s former agent testified Thursday that the “actor’s star faded” as word spread about his “unprofessional” behavior on set and his glorification of the culture of Drugs.
United Talent Agency’s Tracey Jacobs recounted in recorded deposition how she helped the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star build a stellar career – only to have his success squandered on drugs and cancer. alcohol.
“It got worse over time,” she said in the recording played for the jury in Fairfax, Virginia.
After the success of the first ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film, Jacobs said: “[Depp] became the biggest star in the world.
Amber Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, asked: “Do you take credit for this?”
“Yes,” replied the agent.
The Hollywood power broker said she was fired in 2016 because “he ended pretty much everyone in his life and I was in on it I guess.”
By the end of their time together, Jacobs testified, the actor’s “unprofessional behavior” was hurting his reputation in Hollywood.
The film industry is a “small community,” Jacobs said. “People are talking.”
Eventually, she continued, Depp was “coming in late to get on pretty much every movie on a regular basis. I would get yelled at.
Jacobs flew to Australia twice while filming the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie because of Depp’s behavioral issues, she said.
Depp, 58, wore an earpiece and showed up late to set, his former agent testified.
“I was very honest with him and said, ‘You have to stop doing this, it hurts you.’ And it did,” she said.
Jacobs also testified that no one at Disney had committed to hiring Depp for the sixth installment of the “Pirates” franchise in conversations with her.
“[Depp’s] faded star. People were talking and the question was there about his behavior.
As the fifth week of the trial draws to a close, Jacobs’ testimony casts doubt on Depp’s claims that his career has been affected by Heard’s domestic violence allegations.
Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.” He claims to have been defamed by the essay, even though his name was never mentioned in it.
Heard, 36, is suing the actor for $100 million, claiming his lawyers defamed her by staging a “smear campaign” against her under his orders.
Oral arguments are expected on May 27.