Johnny Depp admitted that he spoke about marijuana use with his teenage daughter Lily-Rose.
Johnny Depp has been open about his history of drug use. As his libel case against The Sun continues, his drug use is one of the topics that has been discussed. He also opened up how he talked about marijuana use with his then-teenager daughter.
Johnny Depp opens up marijuana use with Lily-Rose
According to Johnny Depp, when Lily-Rose was 13, he opened up about marijuana use with her. He understands that at such age, some teenagers start to drink, do cocaine and smoke marijuana.
There are also individuals who approach them to do drugs. As a dad, Depp didn’t want his daughter to experience her first marijuana session with strangers.
“My daughter was at a party and someone passed the joint to her. She was just 12 and she said she didn’t know what to do,” Depp said as quoted by Evening Standard.
“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’.”
Depp feared that others could lace the drugs they offer to Lily-Rose with other substances. So, he offered her to approach him if she wanted to try it.
“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 honour of coming to me when you are ready, and you really feel you are ready,” Depp said.
Depp explained why he talked that way to his child
Johnny Depp explained that he talked about the matter to his teenage daughter for safety reasons. He was concerned about her.
“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 told Lily-Rose.
“It’s a safety issue, it’s a father worried about his daughter in this kind of situation when she came and said ‘we are ready’.”
Depp added that he wanted his child to be honest with him instead of going out there and hide things from him. He wanted her to trust him, and as a dad, he wanted the experience to be “pleasant as possible.”
“I don’t want a 13-year-old going into some sort of paranoid tailspin. I knew the marijuana I had myself, that I smoked myself, is trustworthy and good quality,” he added.
“If this is wrong in your eyes, I appreciate what you think but I was raising a daughter and I was being a responsible parent so far as I’m concerned,” Depp told Sasha Wass QC.
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