Johnny Depp is being sued after he attacked a location manager on the set of his upcoming film City of Lies.
According to a lawsuit filed by Baker, Olson, LeCroy & Danielian and obtained by TMZ, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks is suing actor Johhny Depp for unspecified damages following a physical altercation on the set of a new film in April.
In the lawsuit, Brooks, who had been hired as a location manager for the film about a Los Angeles police officer, played by Depp, investigating the death of Biggie Smalls, claims that the incident occurred on April 13, 2017 after he informed producers they had one more shot to finish a scene. Depp reportedly wanted to keep filming, and while one producer, concerned with the actor’s volatility, went to get a police officer, an altercation broke out.
He was 6 inches away, yelling, ‘Who are you? You have no right!’ a source told Page Six following the incident, adding that Brooks told Depp “’I’m just doing my job.’”
Brooks then claims in the lawsuit that Depp punched him in the ribs and screamed “I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now.”
Depp, who Brooks claims smelled of alcohol, reportedly had to be drug away by body guards, though the film’s director, Brad Furman, claimed that the incident had been was overblown.
“Johnny Depp is a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists. He always treats the crew and people around him with the utmost respect. Movies can be stressful, and nonevents often become exaggerated. We all love stories — there isn’t one here,” Furman said in a statement following the incident.
Depp has not yet responded to the lawsuit.