Johnny Depp isn't having the greatest 2017.
Now, everything is relative, and Depp still owns a private island, so it could be a lot worse.
But these days, it seems as though the actor's personal life and financial future are unraveling at the same that his box office popularity has hit the skids.
Depp is broke by Hollywood standards, having squandered the truly astonishing amount of cash he raked in from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and a number of other successful films.
The revelations about Depp's wild spending have mostly come from an increasingly contentious lawsuit against his former management group, TMG, who's defending itself against claims of mishandling Johnny's funds.
The stories of his lavish lifestyle (Dude doesn't even deny spending $30,000 a month on wine.) are mostly good for a laugh, but there's darker stuff coming out of the court documents filed by TMG, as well.
As you've likely heard, Depp was accused of physically assaulting Amber Heard during the former couple's messy, high-profile divorce.
(Yes, Johnny has spent a LOT of time in court recently.)
The folks at TMG claim they were kept abreast of just about everything that went on in Depp's personal life, and not only are they claiming that Heard's allegations are legit, they're also dropping some new bombshells about their clients handling of the situation.
According to court documents filed this week, Depp's management team “was informed well after the fact through communications with various house staff and security that Depp had been extremely volatile and sometimes ‘gotten physical’ with Heard.
"Mandel was also later informed that Depp had violently kicked Heard during an incident that took place in or around 2014.”
The documents also seem to confirm the authenticity of text messages Heard sent to a friend in which she describes the abuse she endured from Depp:
“Depp and his long-time assistant publicly denied the messages and outrageously accused Heard of manufacturing them," reads one filing.
"TMG is informed and believes that Depp knew full well that the text messages were genuine, but pressured and berated his assistant to falsely challenge the texts publicly.”
In some of the most damning papers so far, TMG claims that Depp lied to unspecified "authorities" regarding an investigation involving his family:
The docements claim that while he was being "interviewed by public authorities relating to a serious and troubling issue involving his family ... [Depp] knowingly lied to public authorties in several respects in connection with these matters” and his actions “marked lack of concern for certain serious family issues.”
When a TMG employee approached Depp about “certain cash expenditures that were related to a serious family matter,” the manager was told by Depp to “mind his own f–king business.”
We're beginning to think Depp's current public image woes and declining popularity go a lot deeper than his choice of film projects.