Johnny Depp Sued For Allegedly Assaulting City Of Lies Crew Member


Johnny Depp is being sued for allegedly assaulting the location manager on the set of his upcoming crime film City of Lies.

He claims Depp - starring as retired LAPD detective Russell Poole, who worked on both 1990s rap star murders - requested an extension of the permit so that he could direct two of his friends in an extended version of the scene the crew was filming that day.

Brooks says that the famed actor hired two of his friends for a scene in the flick in April of past year. When the scene wasn't going as well as hoped, Brooks told the director of the film, Bard Furman, that they only had enough time for one more take.

Depp is also locked in a legal battle that started past year with The Management Group (TMG), who counter-sued Depp after the actor sued its principals Joel and Robert Mandel for allegedly collecting millions in fees without his consent.

Brooks claims in the suit that Depp's breath "reeked of alcohol" during the alleged incident.

Depp is then said to have punched Mr Brooks twice in the ribs.

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However, despite Depp's legal troubles, a source told ET last month that the actor was "getting his life back on track" after a harrowing couple of years.

Brooks states that he was then fired from the movie three days later when he refused to sign a waiver stating he wouldn't sue the production over the incident. Jony still continued his tirade and was removed by bodyguards.

The location manager is suing for assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress and negligence, among other things.

Depp has not yet responded to the lawsuit.

The suit is for unspecified damages.

TMZ said its attempts for a comment from Depp's representatives were unsuccessful. With it has come a series of sometimes-ugly legal fights including a long court battle with his former money managers over lost millions and a bitter divorce from wife Amber Heard.