LATEST: Johnny Depp reportedly gave up his co-ownership of trendy Los Angeles nightclub THE VIPER ROOM following the controversy of his missing ex-partner.

Depp has been caught up in the scandal surrounding the disappearance of businessman ANTHONY FOX, who went missing two years ago, and hasn't been heard of since.

Now, as part of a legal settlement, Depp has quietly handed over his ownership of the trendy club to Fox's daughter, who plans to sell the Sunset Strip club.

Sources close to Depp claim the movie star lost interest in the club in recent years after his friend River Phoenix died outside The Viper Room in 1993.

24/09/2004 02:36