Depp, 54, is being sued for unpaid wages and unsafe work conditions, among other complaints. Both men claim that for the two years they worked under Depp, neither received overtime, off-duty meals or rest breaks as required by law.
However, nearly immediately after, according to them, Depp began to use them not only for personal protection but also for outside of work - were forced to drive vehicles with drugs and alcohol, to observe the "unstable" members of the team of the actor, babysit his children and take care of himself.
Signs of this became evident in 2017, when Depp sued his entire team of former business managers at The Management Group (TMG) for $25 million for countless charges, including fraud, accusing them of losing "tens of millions of dollars" due to "gross misconduct".
The duo were employees of the security firm Premiere Group International, but according to the lawsuit, Depp hired them both individually after he'd made a decision to cut his ties with the company in 2016. "Depp began making sudden and drastic changes to his staff and management team, causing a significant financial crunch for everyone surrounding Depp, except for Depp himself".
They also allege that they were tasked with responsibilities that bodyguards wouldn't normally be expected to do, and "were forced to protect Defendant Depp from himself and his vices while in public, becoming caretakers for him".
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The laws referenced by the agency do not require prohibitions on guns when people under Secret Service protection make public appearances.
With so many people coming at Depp, he could use a couple of bodyguards. This included a nightclub incident in which the duo alerted Depp "of illegal substances visible on his face and person while preventing onlookers from noticing Depp's condition".
Arreola and Sanchez are seeking unspecified damages.
The guards add: "As a result of the toxic and risky work environment and the constant labor code violations of their employers, Plaintiffs were forced to leave their employment despite the fact that they enjoyed numerous people they worked with and have no ill will toward Johnny Depp".
A rep for Depp did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The actor is now embroiled in a United States dollars 25 million lawsuit with his former business managers, whom he claims mismanaged and exhausted a sum of USD 650 million that he earned in the last two decades.