Johnny Depp Sued by Former Bodyguards for Unpaid Wages and Unsafe Working Conditions
Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez claim in a lawsuit that the actor ‘began making sudden and drastic changes to his staff and management team, causing a significant financial crunch.’
Johnny Depp‘s former bodyguards are suing the actor for unpaid wages and working conditions. Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez were terminated in 2016 and later rehired to oversee security at the star’s Hollywood Hills home.
In a new suit requesting a jury trial, the plaintiffs state they began to “notice a stark change in Depp and the atmosphere on his Hollywood Hills compound,” adding, “Depp began making sudden and drastic changes to his staff and management team, causing a significant financial crunch for everyone surrounding Depp, except for Depp himself.”
The complaint continues, “Often times Plaintiffs were forced to protect Defendant Depp from himself and his vices while in public. An incident at a local nightclub involved Plaintiffs alerting Depp of illegal substances visible on his face and person while preventing onlookers from noticing Depp’s condition,”
Arreola and Sanchez add, “As a result of the toxic and dangerous work environment and the constant labor code violations of their employers, Plaintiffs were forced to leave their employment despite the fact that they enjoyed many of the people they worked with and have no ill will toward Johnny Depp.”
The pair’s attorney Tamar Arminak tells Deadline, “Depp owes my clients for significant unpaid wages.”
Depp is also battling legal woes with his former business managers and lawyers, and he is scheduled to face his former managers at trial in August.
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