Johnny Depp is facing another lawsuit Monday, accusing the actor of slugging a location manager on the set of his upcoming film “City of Lies.”
The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed Friday by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, contends that Depp reacted angrily when Brooks tried to tell the actor the day’s filming in downtown Los Angeles was about to end to meet requirements of a film permit, despite Depp’s desire to film an expanded version of a scene.
The suit claims that Depp accosted Brooks, yelling obscenities at him and adding, “You have no right to tell me what to do.”
“At the same time, while screaming at plaintiff, Depp angrily and forcefully punched plaintiff twice in the lower left side of his rib cage and causing pain,” according to the lawsuit.
The court document contends that Depp “continued to scream and berate (Brooks) in front of a set full of people until Depp’s own bodyguards physically removed Depp from the scene.”
Representatives for Depp could not be reached for comment.
“City of Lies,” set for release in September, tells the story of the investigations into the killings of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.
Brooks claims he was asked to sign an agreement waiving his right to sue the production over the altercation, and when he declined to do so, he was fired.
The lawsuit, which also names the film’s producer and director, alleges assault and battery, negligence and hostile work environment, among other claims. It seeks unspecified damages.
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