Johnny Depp is being sued for attacking a crew member on the set of his upcoming film City of Lies. The actor was working with Hollywood location manager Gregg 'Rocky' Brooks on the new flick, which documents the police investigations into the deaths of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, back in April of last year when the incident took place. According to court documents, Depp had brought two friends along to work on a scene being shot outside a hotel in Los Angeles when the location manager explained the type of permit they had for filming. Depp wasn't happy with the timings, so Brooks pushed it back on two occasions but at 11pm they were asked to move on and stop filming by permit officials.
Brooks informed the director they needed to wrap, and was told to deliver the news to Depp himself, which he then went to do. Brooks apparently approached an on-set police officer as an escort to help him break the news because Depp was known for his volatility and abusive outbursts, but before he could speak to him Depp launched his scathing attack, yelling: "Who the f**k are you? You have no right to tell me what to do! I don’t give a f**k who you are and you can’t tell me what to do!” Depp then allegedly punched Brooks twice in the ribs, and when the location manager failed to react he yelled "“I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now!”
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The actor's bodyguards had to step in as Depp continued to "scream and berate" Brooks, states the suit. The actor's breath is said to have been heavy with the scent of alcohol at the time, and Brooks was pressured on set to sign a release waiving his right to sue. After he refused, he was let go from the production and forced to seek work elsewhere just three days later. The suit, filed in Los Angeles on July 6, seeks unspecified damages. News of the suit will come as a blow for Depp, who is currently embroiled in legal battles of his own with his ex-managers - he is suing his former lawyers too, claiming the group cheated him out of millions of dollars.