Johnny Depp sued by bodyguards who claim they had to ‘wipe drugs off his face’
JOHNNY DEPP is being sued by two former bodyguards who claim they were forced to work in ‘toxic’ situations — including times when they had to wipe drugs off his face in public.
The 54-year-old is facing legal action from Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez, suing for, among other things, unpaid wages and wrongful termination.
The security professionals said that, between 2016 and 2018, ‘things began to spiral toward chaos’, and they found themselves ‘in situations that required more than what a bodyguard would be expected to do’.
In papers filed in California Superior Court, the New York Post reports the pair alleged they were ‘forced to protect [Depp] from himself and his vices while in public, becoming caretakers for him’. This included a nightclub incident in which the duo alerted Depp ‘of illegal substances visible on his face and person while preventing onlookers from noticing Depp’s condition’.
They also allege they were ‘asked repeatedly to drive vehicles that contained illegal substances, open containers and minors’.
And, despite the lawsuit, the minders insist they bear no ‘ill will’ towards the Pirates Of The Caribbean star.
Depp’s team are yet to reply to Metro’s request for comment.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth