LOS ANGELES, CA—Johnny Depp is suing his former business managers for $25 million after accusing them of “gross mismanagement” that left him near financial ruin, but the star actor is rejecting any suggestion that he’s responsible for his financial woes.
“It’s my money,” he told The Wall Street Journal. “If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing.”
That statement has sent cotton ball dealers around the country into a frenzy. According to the American Cotton Ball Association (ACBA), a trade group that represents cotton ball producers, a contract for 15,000 cotton balls per day would make Depp the largest non-corporate cotton ball buyer in the country. “It’s a huge amount,” Sam Cotton, the ACBA’s president, told Daily Bamboo. “I’ve never heard of anything like this before.”
“If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing.”
Ray Bronstein, who has established himself in Hollywood social circles as the cotton ball broker to the stars, is hopeful that Depp will reach out to him and warns that if Depp chooses to deal with an amateur, it could have grave consequences.
“There are obviously going to be a lot of cotton ball dealers and wannabe cotton ball dealers trying to get Johnny’s money, but I’m the only guy on the West Coast who can supply anywhere near 15,000 per day,” Bronstein claims. “Anyone else telling him that they can move that kind of weight is lying.”
It is not known why Depp needs 15,000 cotton balls each day. The versatile bundles of fluff can be used for everything from makeup removal to growing beans. Depp’s representatives did not respond to Daily Bamboo calls regarding Depp’s planned use for the cotton balls.