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Johnny Depp sued for allegedly attacking crew member on film set

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Adrian Cunningham | 10 July, 2018, 03:40

Brooks and Johnny got into an altercation after Gregg told Mr. Depp that they only had one more chance to finish a scene, and Depp became agitated and violent.

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.

According to the lawsuit - filed by Baker, Olson, LeCroy & Danielian - Rocky was concerned about Depp's volatility and went to get an LAPD officer for protection but was attacked before he could get help.

Depp is then said to have added: "I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now".

"PLAINTIFF still did not react and DEPP continued to scream and berate him in front of a set full of people until DEPP's own bodyguards physically removed DEPP from the scene".

Rocky, who says he was fearful of the actor, claims that Johnny attacked him and punched him in the ribcage twice.

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Brooks says he told the director, Brad Furman, that shooting would have to halt.

The suit seeks unspecified damages and Johnny's rep has yet to comment, according to TMZ. "You have no right to tell me what to do!" In a statement, Furman declared Depp to be "a consummate professional", and said the situation was "a non-event".

Brooks alleges that the film, set for release this September, was being filmed in April 2017 at the Barclay Hotel in Los Angeles and that it was his job to ensure filming complied with city permits.

The lawsuit also claims that the crewmember was sacked when he refused to sign papers saying he wouldn't sue over the incident.

As it was previously reported, this is just one of many legal problems faced by Mr. Depp in the last two years, following his divorce with Amber Heard, as well as the $25 million lawsuit he filed against former business managers.