Forensic accountant, Mike Spindler, told the courtroom just how much money Johnny Depp lost in 2017.
As the defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp reaches week four, Spindler took to the stand and told the court that he examined the lost earnings of Depp.
According to Angenette Levy, the correspondent for the Law & Crime network who are broadcasting the trial, Spindler examined the loss of earnings between December 2018 and December 2020.
“Spindler concluded that #JohnnyDepp suffered lost earnings of $40M.
“Loss of Pirates 6 was $22.5M. Looked at other things including endorsements. Looked at 2017 bookings – instances in which JD is hired for a project.
“For 2017, bookings were $17.5M – in a typical year, at that rate, what would we have expected JD to earn?
“Compared to actual bookings for period of time. 2017 was used as a baseline.
“Spindler asked whether he realizes this case is only about the Dec. 2018 op-ed. He says ‘yes’.”
Depp launched the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard in 2019, after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post.
Heard never mentioned Depp by name but the actor argued that the article she wrote tarnished his reputation and ultimately his acting career.
Celebrity Net Worth reported that Depp’s net worth is $100 million.