Another lawsuit! Johnny Depp sued by crew member who claims the actor punched him on a film set
More lawsuits in store for the Pirates of the Carribean actor. This new lawsuit by Gregg Books states that Johnny lost his temper on the film set for no reason at all.
Johnny Depp is being sued over an incident which allegedly took place in 2017 when the actor was shooting for 'City Of Lies'- a movie about the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. Gregg Brooks, who was working as a location manager on the set alleges that the actor punched him while they were on the set. The altercation allegedly occurred on April 13, 2017. In the court documents that have been obtained by People, it states that Johnny lost his temper when Gregg informed him that a shot was remaining. The document further adds that Gregg had to take an LAPD officer for protection.
Gregg alleges that Johnny followed him and allegedly punched him twice before shouting, “Who the f— are you? You have no right to tell me what to do.” He then added that the actor said he’d give him “$100,000 to punch me in the face right now” after he did not react to the punches. The location manager added that Johnny was eventually taken away from the location by his bodyguards.
However, despite these claims, Director Brad Furman is standing by the actor. Speaking to Page Six in May, Brad labeled the accusations made by Gregg as “exaggerated” and claimed that Johnny was “a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists”.
"He always treats the crew and people around him with the utmost respect,” he said. “Movies can be stressful, and nonevents often become exaggerated. We all love stories — there isn’t one here.” In the document, Gregg alleges that due to the incident, he “suffered pain, severe humiliation, mental anguish, and emotional and physical distress, and has been injured in mind and body.”
Gregg's latest lawsuit is just another addition to all the other lawsuits that the actor has surrounded himself with. He is currently embroiled in a $25 million lawsuit with his former business managers. Johnny claims that they mismanaged the $650 million he’s made in the last two decades to the point of depletion. Johnny claims that his attorney, Jacob A. Bloom committed “professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment,” which cost him millions of dollars.
“Johnny Depp’s recently filed lawsuit reflects his continued stand against systemic, self-serving Hollywood practices that he hopes this lawsuit will expose and end,” Johnny's lawyer told People. Johnny had hired Jacob and his firm to handle his legal affairs in 1999 "But instead of protecting Mr. Depp’s interests, [Bloom and his firm] engaged in misconduct for their own financial benefit and violated some of the most basic tenets of the attorney-client relationship.” However, Jacob says that the actor's allegedly extravagant spending is the reason for his financial troubles and there is no one else to blame.