Johnny Depp Will Be Back In Court In July For Allegedly Punching Crew Member Twice

Johnny Depp Will Be Back In Court In July For Allegedly Punching Crew Member Twice

Johnny Depp may have just closed the door on one court case, but another is about to begin in July. Movie location manager Gregg “Rocky” Brooks is suing the 58-year-old actor for allegedly punching him twice in the ribs and “inflicting emotional distress” during the assault in April 2017.

  1. Brooks filed the lawsuit in LA in July 2018. However, due to court delays and the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial will finally kick off this summer.
  2. Brooks claims Depp lost it on him for no reason. In the suit, he claims that Depp hired two friends for a City of Lies scene that was being shot in downtown LA. However, the scene wasn’t working and Brooks told both the director and Depp that they could only try it one more time before they had to shut it down. That’s when Depp became violent.
  3. Depp didn’t like being told what to do. According to Brooks, Depp attacked him and screamed: “Who the f*** are you? You have no right to tell me what to do.” He was then allegedly punched twice in the ribcage and Brooks claimed Depp shouted: “I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now.”
  4. According to Brooks, Depp had been drinking. He claims that Depp’s breath reeked of alcohol and that his bodyguards had to remove him from the area. Brooks says he had injuries stemming from “self-defense/defense of others.” He’s seeking unspecified damages.
  5. Brooks isn’t interested in the outcome of the Depp/Heard defamation case. While the case was ruled largely in Depp’s favor last week, Brooks’ attorney thinks it’s irrelevant to his own client’s case. Attorney Pat Harris told The Sun: “While we respect the jury’s decision, it has no relevance to Mr. Brooks’ case in Los Angeles. Brooks’ case is not about two Hollywood celebrities involved in a toxic relationship. It is about the assault of a hard-working film crew member by the star of the production. Mr. Brooks looks forward to his day in court.”
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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