Johnny Depp Sued Over Unpaid Legal Bill

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May 21, 2019 | 7:29am EST

Johnny Depp has been hit with a lawsuit from his former lawyers for allegedly failing to pay for their services.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star filed a complaint against Jacob A. Bloom and his entertainment law firm Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP for $30 million in 2017. He accused them of committing “professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment” and engaging in “misconduct for their own financial benefit” while representing him from 1999.
Depp retained the services of Buckley LLP and lawyers Fredrick Levin, Michael Rome and Ali Abugheida at the time to pursue his legal case against Bloom Hergott but dropped them in January.
Now, in a new lawsuit filed by Buckley executives, they have claimed the 55-year-old owes them $350,000 for their services. He paid some of their original bill, but the rest has allegedly been outstanding for months.
According to Variety, the suit claims Depp’s representative Edward White had assured Buckley executives that the actor had “high regard” for Levin, who helped him score a small victory in the case last year, and would pay the outstanding fees by May.
“Plaintiff received further assurances regarding payment from Depp’s agents, most recently with promises to pay the amount owed in full by mid-May,” the suit stated, adding that these promises have not been fulfilled.
Depp’s legal battle with Bloom Hergott will head to trial in September. He is now being represented Adam Waldman and attorneys from Brown Rudnick LLP.