Johnny Depp’s Ex-Lawyer Nets Warner Bros. Chair Kevin Tsujihara, Elon Musk In Malpractice Case
Written by KFAT on April 19, 2019
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Johnny Depp’s $30 million legal battle with his former lawyer is heating up as the latter is calling in lawyers, executives, and other power players to testify against the actor.
Depp’s ex-lawyer, Jake Bloom, has served deposition notices to potential witness which includes Warner Bros. chairman Kevin Tsujihara, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, top lawyer Marty Singer, and Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources close to Tsujihara will be asked to testify about whether or not he had a part in “blacklisting” Heard at Warner Bros. Depp, who plays Grindelwald in the studio’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise allegedly asked Tsujihara to fire Heard from ‘Aquaman’ and prevent her from getting future projects.
Depp filed a case against Bloom for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and other legal malpractice, Deadline reported. The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor filed the lawsuit against Bloom for allegedly give the wrong advice to Depp with respect to his divorce proceedings with Heard. The other lawyers representing Depp in his divorce case are also being served with deposition notices because only Bloom is being sued by the actor, when in fact there were many others in his legal team who advised him to settle the case with Heard instead of pursuing a lengthy legal battle.
These deposition notices were sent ahead of a status hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday on Depp’s suit against Bloom. A September trial date has been set for the case, with Tsujihara’s and Heard’s expected to testify in favor of Bloom.
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