Why is Johnny Depp sued AGAIN? Camille Vasquez to defend actor in 2017 lawsuit by Gregg Brooks
'Brooks' case is not about two Hollywood celebrities involved in a toxic relationship,' said Gregg Brooks' lawyer Pat Harris
Johnny Depp and Camille Vasquez are reuniting once again as the lawyer will defend her client over 2017 on-set assault allegations brought forward by Gregg 'Rocky' Brooks, a crew member of 'City of Lies'. This time, the iconic duo of Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez won't be seen, rather she'll be accompanied by attorney Randall Smith. This might be the first high-profile case for Camille after becoming a partner in her law firm, Brown Rudnick. The lawyers will defend the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor against a personal injury lawsuit brought against by Brooks.
FIling the lawsuit back in 2018, both the parties will face each other in a Los Angeles court on July 25, 2022. Depp can't seem to get a break from all the controversy as he'll return to court merely two months after winning the libel case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. As for Brooks, also called Rocky, he was the location manager for the 2018 crime-thriller 'City of Lies' and his lawsuit alleges that he and Depp got into an argument after a particular scene wasn't working out accordingly. He reportedly cussed out Brooks and had to be taken away by security. The plaintiff also claims that Depp smelled of alcohol. On the other hand, fans are excited to see Camille Vasquez once again in action defending her friend in court.
What is the new lawsuit against Johnny Depp?
According to the legal documents filed by Brooks, Johnny Depp reportedly punched him in the ribs twice and even offered the location manager, Brooks himself, $100,000 to punch him in the face back in 2017. Brook's documents also talk about Depp's 'intoxication and temper' which created a hostile and toxic environment. It states that it was Depp's behavior due to the intoxication that led him to assault Brooks. The documents state that Johnny Depp's actions were 'intentional and malicious and done for the purpose of causing plaintiff to suffer humiliation.' Brooks' lawyer Patt Harris, while commenting on the actor's latest win, 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 at the start of the production. Mr. Brooks looks forward to his day in court.”
What is Camille Vasquez up against?
Well, the lawsuit is totally different from the defamation case that Camille fought. Even though she emerged victorious, this time around it could be different. The lawsuit claims that Depp had hired two friends for a scene that they were shooting in LA for 'City of Lies' which talks about the murder of Biggie Smalls. He further claims that he told the first assistant director about the permit that was expiring and that he the team could rake up one more shot in it. However, Depp reacted violently despite the fact that there was an LAPD officer present and yelled, "Who the f*** are you? You have no right to tell me what to do.”
As of now, Brooks is seeking unspecified damages. But Depp has claimed that Brooks' actions were "self-defense/defense of others” and that he himself "provoked" the actions that caused him injuries. Fighting a personal injury lawsuit is way different from a defamation case and we can't wait to see what Camille Vasquez, along with Randall Smith, comes up with in order to defend her friend Johnny Depp. "We are delighted to welcome Camille to the partnership. Historically, we have reserved this announcement for the end of our fiscal year. But Camille’s performance during the Johnny Depp trial proved to the world that she was ready to take this next step now. We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to what she will accomplish as our newest partner," tweeted Brown Rudnick's Twitter account, congratulating Camille for the promotion.
Some fans were excited to see Camille and Depp team-up. One user, complimenting Camille's determination, said, "No she will bring up witness who was there that has 40 time stamped photos of everything that happened which includes Gregg brooks racially assaulting a black women." Another user said, "Gregg Brooks is suing #JohnnyDepp for assault. #CamilleVasquez will likely be the attorney. Sounds like Brooks will be getting destroyed like #AmberTurd. The trial is set for July. #StayTuned #trials #EntertainmentNews"
No she will bring up witness who was there that has 40 time stamped photos of everything that happened which includes Gregg brooks racially assaulting a black women.— GherkinNZ (@NotCoating) June 16, 2022
Gregg Brooks is suing #JohnnyDepp for assault. #CamilleVasquez will likely be the attorney. Sounds like Brooks will be getting destroyed like #AmberTurd. The trial is set for July. #StayTuned #trials #EntertainmentNewshttps://t.co/7RwEZEYD37— thiscountrygirlslife (@countrygrllife) June 7, 2022