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Johnny Depp Sued By Ex-Bodyguards For 'Toxic And Dangerous Work Environment'

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Jun. 22 2018, Updated 5:47 p.m. ET

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Uh oh! Johnny Depp is in the hot seat! OK! has learned that the actor is being sued by his ex body guards for unpaid wages, wrongful termination and unlawful business practices, among numerous other allegations. Click through for all the details on the explosive lawsuit!

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In documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez said that they were employees of the private security firm Premiere Group International and claimed they were assigned to protect Johnny Depp.

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According to the lawsuit, when the Pirates Of The Caribbean star faced a "financial crisis" in 2016, he cut ties with the company but hired both Eugene and Miguel individually to work for him. They claim that they were "told they would be classified as "employees," and would receive all the protections and benefits they were entitled to under the law."

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But the bodyguards alleged that during their time working for the actor, "things began to spiral toward chaos," and that they "found themselves in situations that required more than what a bodyguard would be expected to do," adding that they were put in a "toxic and dangerous work environment and constant labor code violations."

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The bodyguards claimed that they were "asked repeatedly to drive vehicles that contained illegal substances," and were "asked to monitor unstable individuals in Johnny Depp's life and entourage."

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The shocking lawsuit further alleged that they were "forced to protect Johnny from himself and his vices while in public, becoming caretakers for him." They also claimed that, for nearly two years, neither of them were paid overtime wages, despite working 12-hour shifts, adding that they were not given their legally mandated meal and rest breaks.

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Finally, the lawsuit alleged that Eugene and Miguel were "exposed to unsafe conditions and situations" and, as a result, they suffered "stress-related injuries created by a hostile and unsafe work environment."

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