LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — A film crew member is alleging in a lawsuit that Johnny Depp twice punched him on the Los Angeles set of a movie about the killing of the Notorious B.I.G.
The lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court by location manager Gregg “Rocky” Brooks also claims that he was fired from the movie, called “City of Lies,” when he refused to sign papers saying he wouldn’t sue over the incident.
“City of Lies” chronicles police investigations of the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, and is based on a book by Randall Sullivan titled “LAbyrinth”.
Brooks alleges that in April 2017, the movie’s director forced him to inform Depp that an upcoming shot would have to be the day’s last.
The lawsuit says Depp screamed obscenities at Brooks and punched him twice in the ribs, then offered him $100,000 to punch back.
Messages left with Depp representatives seeking comment were not immediately returned.
It’s the latest legal trouble for Depp after two former bodyguards claim filed a suit in May claiming they’re owed unpaid wages, overtime and were allegedly forced “to protect Depp from himself”on the job.
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