After his trial for defamation against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is again expected in court next July. He is accused of violence by the manager, Gregg Brooks.
After having just won his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is preparing to return to court on July 25. And for good reason, he is accused of violence by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, who is none other than the manager of the film crew “City of Lies”.
As reported by TMZ in July 2018, the complaint filed by the manager dates from this same period. According to court documents seen by the American media, Gregg Brooks had been hired a year earlier to produce this story, which traces the investigation into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG.
According to the explanations of the manager, the facts date back to April 2017. While Johnny Depp had chained a scene several times in Los Angeles, under the dissatisfied eye of the director Brad Furman, Gregg Brooks would then have informed the assistant of the latter that there was only one possible take left to shoot, since the filming authorization was coming to an end.
“100,000 dollars for you to hit me”
Then after having informed Johnny Depp, he would then have lost his temper. Concerned by the instability of the actor, Gregg Brooks would then have tried to contact a police officer, but this one would have been stopped by the comedian. According to him, the latter attacked him and yelled at him: “Who the hell are you? You have no right to tell me what to do!”
Johnny Depp would then have hit him twice in the rib cage, and seeing that the manager had not retaliated, he would have said to him: “I will give you 100,000 dollars for you to hit me in the face”. The hero of Pirates of the Caribbean would then have continued to vent his anger against the manager, before being dismissed by his bodyguards. Gregg Brooks insisted that Johnny Depp’s breath “stinks of alcohol”.
Separately, according to the Sun, Gregg Brooks claimed he was fired after refusing to sign a waiver waiving his right to sue Johnny Depp, causing him “emotional distress.”
For this new trial, Camilla Vasquez, the lawyer who defended Johnny Depp against Amber Heard, will again be his representative. However, unlike the case between him and his ex-wife, it will not be broadcast live on television.
If Johnny Depp did not contradict having hit Gregg Brooks, he however considered that it was “self-defense following a situation caused by the manager”.
You should also know that in 2018, some members of the film crew claimed that the confrontation had only been verbal, as Madame Figaro pointed out.
The damages claimed by Gregg Brooks have not been disclosed. His lawyers also made it clear that although they respected the verdict of the case between Mr. Depp and Mrs. Heard, their client’s case “had nothing to do with the dispute between two Hollywood celebrities involved in a toxic relationship, since it is here about the aggression of a member of the film crew by the star of the film”.