After Page Six exclusively reported that Johnny Depp allegedly assaulted a location manager on the set of one of his films, the crew member is going after the star with a lawsuit. In the movie, Depp plays LAPD Detective Russell Poole, the honest officer who continued to investigate the killing years after its occurrence. Brooks filed a lawsuit against the actor on July 9, Variety reports.
After getting the filming curfew extended once, Brooks was told shooting had to wrap. Before the officer could arrive on the scene, Brooks alleges that Depp punched him in the midsection then screamed, "I'll give you $100K to punch me in the face right now".
Depp is also locked in a legal battle that started past year with The Management Group (TMG), who counter-sued Depp after the actor sued its principals Joel and Robert Mandel for allegedly collecting millions in fees without his consent.
Depp, who Brooks claims smelled of alcohol, reportedly had to be dragged away by body guards, though the film's director, Brad Furman, claimed that the incident was overblown.
Brooks claims Depp then punched him twice in the rib cage.
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The Everton number one added: "We can go and create our own history, but now it is about rest and recovery for the next game". Terry Shepherd, 65, from Stockton-on-Tees, in Durham, was in the stadium with his son Lee, 33.
Ultimately, Gregg claims he was sacked from production when he refused to sign a release waiving his right to sue over the incident.
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 suit seeks unspecified damages.
The altercation occurred on the set of "City of Lies", a film based around the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. "You have no right to tell me what to do". With it has come a series of sometimes-ugly legal fights including a long court battle with his former money managers over lost millions and a bitter divorce from wife Amber Heard.
IndieWire has reached out to Depp's representative for comment, but at the time of writing there was no response.