Johnny Depp sued
MORE LEGAL WOES FOR THE ACTOR
IN COURT DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY WHO, crew member Gregg Brooks claims actor Johnny Depp hit and abused him on the set of City of Lies— an upcoming movie about the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. Hired as a location manager for the film, Brooks is alleging the incident occurred on April 13, 2017, when the actor—who is also involved in a $US25 million lawsuit with former business managers—became upset after Brooks told him they had only one more shot.
Brooks claims he had to take protection from an LAPD officer after Depp, 55, followed him, then punched him twice in the ribs after screaming, “Who the f--k are you? You have no right to tell me what to do.” His bodyguards then removed him from the set. As a result of the alleged incident, Brooks says in the complaint that he “suffered pain, severe humiliation, mental anguish, and emotional and physical distress.”
In a statement to Page Six in May, director Brad Furman said “movies can be stressful, and non-events often become exaggerated,” he continued. “We all love stories—there isn’t one here.”
Depp (pictured on June 24) is “a consummate professional, great collaborator and supporter of other artists,” says Furman. Below: court documents.