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Johnny Depp spent ‘far more’ than $30K on wine

In a bizarre, illuminating interview with Rolling Stone, troubled actor Johnny Depp admitted to spending “far more” than $30,000 on wine, as had been previously reported.

During a red wine-fuelled, 72-hour interview with Rolling Stone, which ran with the headline: ‘The Trouble with Johnny Depp’, the actor seemed keen to set the record straight about just how much cash he’d splashed on fine wine.

“It’s insulting to say that I spent $30,000 on wine. Because it was far more,” Depp told interviewer Stephen Rodrick, who compared the actor to “a late-era Marlon Brando” and “a worn Dorian Gray”.

Allegedly Depp has managed to fritter away almost all of his $650m fortune on sprawling mansions, old guitars, Andy Warhol artworks, designer clothes, luxury cars, private jets, a 40 strong entourage, a cluster of islands in the Bahamas and vintage wine.

“It’s my money. If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing,” Depp told The Wall Street Journal last year.

The actor spent a cool $5 million to shoot gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes into the sky from a cannon.

Last year Depp was embroiled in a legal battle with his financial advisors, who he blamed for his money woes, accusing them of “grossly mismanaging” his earnings.

The actor is suing The Management Group, run by his longtime business manager Joel Mandel, for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.

Depp is seeking over $25 million from The Management Group, which he has accused of investing his money for its own purposes.

In 2015 db reported that Depp had put his château near the village of Plan-de-la-Tour in the south of France, which included a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed wine cave, on the market for £16.5m.

In the past the Donnie Brasco star has spoken of his love of Château Petrus, Cheval Blanc and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

The Rolling Stone interview by Stephen Rodrick took place in London with Depp agreeing to the interview in the hope of setting the record straight about his financial situation. You can read the interview in full here.

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