Time To Celebrate! Johnny Depp Splashes Out $62,000 On Lavish Dinner Party Following Defamation Victory
Johnny Depp is letting the good times roll! After a hard-fought legal battle in his $50 million defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, the actor, 58, hosted a lavish dinner party over the weekend for twenty of his closest pals at an Indian restaurant in the UK.
According to Daily Mail, Depp dropped more than $62,000 for multiple rounds of cocktails, rosé Champagne and curry dinner on Sunday, May 5, at the Varanasi restaurant in Birmingham, England.
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“We had a call out of the blue on Sunday afternoon saying that Johnny Depp wanted to come to eat with a group of people," the operations director of Varanasi, Mohammed Hussain, told the outlet.
“I was shocked, and at first, I thought it might have been a wind up [joke]. But then his security team arrived [and] checked out the restaurant, and we let them have the whole place because we were concerned that he might be bothered by other diners," he continued of accommodating the star.
“[He] spent a lot of time speaking with the staff, our friends and family and was happy to pose for pictures with them. You would never have thought that he was such a big star. He had a lot of time for us all,” Hussain noted. “We made more money from Depp’s visit than we did from our busiest night of the week, which is a Saturday when we have around 400 diners.”
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Despite being in a celebratory mood, the Dark Shadows actor “wanted a little break from everybody” and hung out with Hussain in his private office. “It was just a nice conversation with a very humble man," the manager explained. "I’m still pinching myself, because I never dreamt that Johnny Depp would be in my office having a chat about how the CCTV in the restaurant works."
As OK! previously reported, a Virginia jury awarded Depp $10.35 million in damages after his former wife being found liable for defamation for penning the 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post where she labeled herself a victim of abuse.