Movie star actor Johnny Depp recently made waves when he implied that President Donald Trump should befall the same fate as Abraham Lincoln — being assassinated by an actor. But although the liberal actor has exhibited opposition to global warming in the past, a recent lawsuit reveals how little he allows his green activism to affect his personal lifestyle.
According a cross-complaint filed against the actor by his former business managers, the actor owns 14 residences, including a château in France and a chain of four islands in the Bahamas. It was not reported if any of his 14 residences were built to green energy specifications.
In 2007, Depp was voted the second best champion to fight climate change among people under 20 in the United Kingdom.
In 2009, Depp's movie production company tried to buy the movie rights to a book dramatizing the future effects of global warming as described by a teenager in London. Ultimately, the writer signed with a different company.
According to the complaint, Depp also owned a steam-powered 156-foot yacht with a "multi-national crew of eight" employees.
The management group produced as evidence that Depp was aware of his financial problems in an email where he said he would sell his possessions, but absolutely not give up flying a private jet. The actor said that taking commercial flights would be a "nightmare of monumental proportions" because of the paparazzi.
The vastly less carbon-friendly nature of private flights as compared to commercial flying was not addressed in the email.
Depp's attorney responded to the cross-complaint, saying, “Most of these points are false, grossly misleading or bewilderingly irrelevant to the lawsuit."