Damn it, Johnny, you just can’t keep out of trouble, huh?
The actor’s been on a downward spiral for a while now, and this recent development isn’t helping matters.
He’s being sued for allegedly assaulting a former location manager named Gregg “Rocky” Brooks on the set of his upcoming film, City of Lies.
Here’s more info via Rolling Stone:
In the suit, Brooks said that Depp punched him twice in the ribs. He also accused the actor of verbally assaulting him and saying he’d pay the crew member $100,000 [R1,3 million] to hit him back. The suit, which Brooks’ lawyer filed Friday, also claims that he’d been fired from the film after he refused to sign an NDA that would prevent him from suing the actor. He’s seeking unspecified damages.
According to Brooks, the alleged incident between him and Depp and Brooks went down in April last year after director Brad Furman asked Brooks to tell Depp that the shooting day would be ending after the next scene, since it wasn’t working out.
Yeah, that apparently wasn’t a good idea:
Brooks claimed that Depp reacted with a string of curse words. Page Six reports that Brooks then sought help from a police officer but that Depp struck him before that could happen. He then allegedly said, “I’ll give you $100,000 [R1,3 million] to punch me right now.”
No, Johnny, rather save that money for your ex-wife’s alimony payments.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star is also being faced with two other lawsuits from two former bodyguards, who claim that the actor allegedly didn’t pay them properly and that he put them in “toxic” situations.
In a reverse situation, Depp is also suing his former business managers for $25 million (over R335 million) for “gross misconduct.”
I’m not sure Depp is going to come out looking great in this upcoming lawsuit brought on by Brooks, given what Amber Heard has said about their abusive relationship.
Heck, I’m not sure he’ll hold up in the other lawsuits mentioned as well.
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