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Johnny Depp breaks down in rare interview: 'I tried being kind to everyone'

In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the actor addresses his highly publicized legal battles over his finances and reports of his extravagant spending.


Brittany King


Actor Johnny Depp opened up in a rare and very candid new interview with  Rolling Stone magazine. Within the interview, the 55-year-old addresses his highly publicized legal battles over his finances and reports of his extravagant spending.

 

Last February, Depp's former business associates filed a countersuit against him after the actor filed a lawsuit in mid-January against The Management Group (TMG) and its associates for allegedly defrauding him and mismanaging his money. 

 

They claimed it was Depp's alleged extravagant expenses that drained his account and that they had previously warned him about spending $30,000 a month on wines flown to him from around the globe.

 

"It's insulting to say I spent $30,000 on wine," Depp candidly said. "Because it was far more."

I poured myself a vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I couldnt see the pages anymore. I kept trying to figure out what Id done to deserve this. I tried being kind to everyone, helping everyone, being truthful to everyone.

Then there was there was the allegation that Depp spent $3 million to blast to blast Hunter S. Thompson's ashes out of a cannon. To that, the actor revealed, "By the way, it was not $3 million to blast Hunter out of the f**king sky... It was $5 million."

 

"I have never, ever been in my life the bully kid," he continued of the lawsuit. "I never went out of my way to hurt anybody. When I was a little kid, what I was taught, was never start a f**king fight, but if somebody f**king tags you or starts invading your f**king world, finish the f**king fight. To my mom's exact words, 'lay them out with a f**king brick.' "

 

The iconic actor also touched on his brutal public divorce from Amber Heard, saying, "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten. The next step was, 'You're going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open, and youre going to leave with your eyes closed. I couldnt take the pain every day."

It was then that the actor used music to escape. He went on tour with his band, The Hollywood Vampires, and started writing a memoir on an old manual typewriter. 

 

"I poured myself a vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I couldnt see the pages anymore," he tearfully told Rolling Stone. "I kept trying to figure out what Id done to deserve this. I tried being kind to everyone, helping everyone, being truthful to everyone."

 

"The truth is most important to me,"  Depp added. "And all this still happened."

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