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Johnny Depp's former managers call him 'habitual liar'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/26/2017
FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at the El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles. Depp's former business managers called him a "habitual liar" in a statement on April 26, 2017. The managers were responding to Depp's criticism of them in The Wall Street Journal. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at the El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles. Depp's former business managers called him a "habitual liar" in a statement on April 26, 2017. The managers were responding to Depp's criticism of them in The Wall Street Journal. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp's former business managers say the star "is a habitual liar who denies responsibility for his own outrageous conduct" and "has himself to blame for his financial woes."

The statement from Management Group spokesman David Shane is the latest volley in a public battle between the actor and his one-time management team.

Depp sued the Management Group and attorneys in January for more than $25 million, charging fraud and negligence. The Management Group countersued, saying Depp spent lavishly on homes, private jets, art and memorabilia in spite of its warnings.

In comments to The Wall Street Journal for a story published Wednesday, he questioned why he wasn't dropped as a client by his managers.

Shane responded by saying Depp was 'involved in every significant business decision during the 17 years TMG represented him."

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