Johnny Depp sued for allegedly punching crew member on film set
Johnny Depp is facing a troublesome lawsuit after he allegedly punched a crew member.
The incident, which occurred on the film set of City of Lies, a move which details the investigation into murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G, has resulted in a 14-page document filed in Los Angeles.
The crew member alleges that the incident took place outside the Barclay Hotel in downtown LA and, according to the document, Depp was intoxicated: “Throughout the altercation, Plaintiff noticed that Depp’s breath reeked of alcohol,” the suit reads.
Greg Brooks is a location manager for the film production and he alleges that Depp attacked him when he attempted to enforce the pre-agreed curfew on set. According to Book the film only had permission to film outside the hotel until 7pm and inside the building until 10pm.
Having already extended the deadline one, Brooks approached Depp to confirm that filing needed to stop. Then, according to Brooks, Depp became agitated and shout: “Who the f*ck are you? You have no right to tell me what to do! I don’t give a f*ck who you are and you can’t tell me what to do.”
What followed, according to Brooks, was Depp punching him twice in the stomach.
When he kept his “composure” Depp is claimed to have said: “I will give you 100,000 dollars to punch me in the face right now.”
Depp’s bodyguards then are thought to have removed him from the set.
Mr Books is seeking damages from Depp, director Brad Furman, producer Miriam Segal and Good Film Productions after he was sacked from the filming after he refused to sign a document to confirm he would not sue Depp.