Johnny Depp Sued By Crew Member For Alleged Assault On Set

Danny Woods
July 10, 2018

Brooks says that the production team had permission to film until 7pm outside the hotel and until 10pm inside the building. As the location manager recounted after the encounter, Depp (who, per Brooks' account of the ordeal, may have been drinking) allegedly offered him $100,000 to punch him in the face - an offer that Brooks did not take him up on at the time.

He claims Depp - starring as retired LAPD detective Russell Poole, who worked on both 1990s rap star murders - requested an extension of the permit so that he could direct two of his friends in an extended version of the scene the crew was filming that day. According to Brooks, the actor's breath "reeked" of alcohol during the encounter.

From there, Johnny Depp reportedly began taunting Brooks. The lawsuit obtained by Us claims that Depp responded, "Who the f-k are you? You have no right to tell me what to do".

Brooks alleges that he went to get an on-set police officer to help him break the news to Depp, but that before he could do so, Depp accosted him, yelling, "Who the f*** are you?"

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Brooks said he returned to work the following Monday and was asked by a producer to write and sign a declaration saying he wouldn't sue over the incident.

Johnny Depp is facing legal action after an on-set physical altercation which allegedly occurred in 2017. Brooks said he was seeking out the off-duty sheriff's deputy serving as set security when Depp found him first.

The location manager is suing Depp, Segal, director Brad Furman, Good Film Productions and Infinitum Nihil (the production company that Depp founded) for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence, among other damages.

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.

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