Johnny Depp Admits to Supplying Weed to His Then-12-Year-Old Daughter
According to an admission in court this week, Johnny Depp supplied his 12-year-old daughter with pot.
Reportedly, the star said he wanted to be a “responsible parent” and knew his own stash was “trustworthy,” the Evening Standard noted.
“My daughter was 13 years old, and as we all know at 11, 12, and 13 years old, when you go to a high school party, you are approached by people who will want to give you [a] drink because they are drinking at 12 and 13, doing cocaine at 12 and 13 and smoking marijuana at 12 and 13, doing ecstasy and doing many, many drugs,” he said in court, according to the paper.
Of course, Johnny is in a court in London for his libel suit against a British newspaper.
At the time, his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, who is now 21, came to him after she went to a party. She later explained that someone had passed her a joint, but she didn’t know what it was.
“She was just 12, and she said she didn’t know what to do,” he said. “I said, ‘Listen, sweetheart, if you are at a party and someone hands you the joint, take the joint from the person, and pass it to the next person. Please don’t experiment with drugs with people you don’t know.’”
Johnny later noted to Lily-Rose that the drugs can be laced with other things.
He continued, “‘Please, please, when you are really at the moment in your life when you are passed the joint and you really want to try it,’ I said, ‘Please do me the honor of coming to me when you are ready and you really feel you are ready. I don’t want your first experience to be with people you don’t know, taking things you don’t know, that you don’t trust.'”
He added, “It’s a safety issue, it’s a father worried about his daughter in this kind of situation.”
Well, certainly he’s not the first dad to supply his child with marijuana in the safety of their own home. But he might be the most famous!