Johnny Depp is known for a wide variety of films. From his iconic role as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean To Alice in Wonderland, Edward in Silver Hands, and many more, the Hollywood star is widely known and incredibly popular.

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Recently, Johnny Depp has been in hot water when it comes to the media after his legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard became widespread. Heard has accused Depp of domestic violence and is suing for $ 100 million, and Depp is fighting back his lawsuit with a defamation cost of $ 50 million. The two won’t have their official trial until next spring, but Depp has lost a defamation battle against British tabloid The Sun, which sided with Heard’s description of Depp.

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Due to the ongoing legal battle, we are seeing a lot of details about both parties unearthed. Now, it is reported that Depp was abandoned by his “mean” mother as a teenager, according to divorce documents revealed following the lawsuit.

In 1981 court documents, so far buried in court records, between Betty Sue Depp and actor John Depp’s father – who divorced in 1978 when he was 15 – it is claimed that her son was “emancipated and self-sufficient”.

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Paul Barresi discovered the documents while researching the new Discovery + J seriesOhnny Depp vs. Amber Heard.

Barresi said:

“He said since he was 11 he has taken all kinds of drugs including marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, prescription pain relievers, opiates and magic mushrooms. . His drug use, he said, was a way of escaping family problems. He struggled to find gigs in a garage band and peddled ink pens while working part-time as a telemarketer. Needless to say, at 17, Johnny was barely financially independent, and far from emancipated. As far as I’m concerned, his mother disowned him at a time when he undoubtedly needed her the most.

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In previous interviews, Depp has spoken about his mother and her ways of disciplining, saying, “Yes, there have been irrational beating,” Depp said, “Maybe it’s an ashtray coming towards you. Maybe you’ll have fun with the phone. It was a ghost house – no one was talking. I don’t think there was ever any other way of thinking about people, especially women, other that “I can fix them”.

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On the contrary, Depp’s difficult childhood has only continued to bleed into his Hollywood career. Due to the legal battle, Depp claimed to be “boycotted” by Hollywood after being started by Disney and Warner Bros. Pirates of the Caribbean The film sparked instant outrage from fans, who must sing heavy petitions to bring the actor back. There was talk of Depp teaming up with friend and film maker Tim Burton, as well as smaller studio productions. Yet at this point not much has been said more.

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