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Johnny Depp sells fifth penthouse in L.A.

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp in the mystery film, Murder on the Orient Express.

Johnny Depp has sold his fifth penthouse in Los Angeles.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has managed to offload his final penthouse in the luxurious Eastern Columbia Building in sunny LA for US$1.425 million, making it the fifth property he has sold from this location after he listed them all for sale for US$12.78 million. It ended up being that each was sold separately, netting him US$10.88 million in total.

This particular penthouse has beautiful exposed brickwork and a fantastic view of Los Angeles. The kitchen is kitted out with stainless-steel appliances and, in keeping with the theme, there is a steel-framed staircase which takes you up to a landing and the lounge. Another stairway goes up to the one-master bedroom suite.

Depp started selling some houses following his split from Amber Heard last year, where he started by offloading two of his homes in October and November 2016, making more than US$5.5 million after selling for US$2.54 million and US$3.09 million, respectively.

 

FRAUD, NEGLIGENCE SUIT

 

It comes after Depp filed a lawsuit against The Management Group in January for US$25 million, citing fraud and negligence, and they then hit back with a countersuit that blamed his money woes on a US$2 million-a-month lifestyle.

But Depp believes that if he really was to blame, the company should have dropped him as a client long ago.

He said at the time: "I've worked very, very hard for a lot of years and trusted a lot of people, some who've clearly let me down. Why didn't they drop me as a client if I was so out of control? It's my money. If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it's my thing."