Johnny Depp sued for 'punching' film crew member

Carla Harmon
July 10, 2018

Johnny Depp is reportedly facing a lawsuit for allegedly assaulting a crewmember on the set of his upcoming film City Of Lies.

Brooks says that Depp, who plays LAPD detective Russell Poole in the forthcoming film, hired two of his friends for a scene being filmed in downtown L.A. on April 13, 2017.

Brooks suffered humiliation, wrongful termination and physical and mental pain from the incident, the lawsuit says. When Brooks noticed that the scene wasn't working, he told the director they could only have one more shot at filming it.

Gregg "Rocky" Brooks - who worked as a location manager on the flick about the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur - claims that Depp, 55, became upset when he told the movie star that they would have to stop filming one night after repeatedly extending their city permit. According to Brooks, the actor's breath "reeked" of alcohol during the encounter. "You have no right!'" a source told Page Six following the incident, adding that Brooks told Depp "'I'm just doing my job'".

Brooks alleges that Depp screamed, "Who the fuck are you?" Jony still continued his tirade and was removed by bodyguards.

Mr Brooks claims he was sacked from his role as location manager for refusing to sign a declaration stating that he would not sue the production company.

The incident allegedly took place a year ago on the set of "City of Lies", a movie about the killing of Notorious B.I.G.

IndieWire has reached out to Depp's representative for comment, but at the time of writing there was no response. The actor is now suing his former managers for $25 million for mishandling his finances, and he was sued in May by a pair of former security guards over unpaid wages and a "toxic" work environment. However, it is alleged Depp intervened, shouting: "Who the f*** are you?"

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