Johnny Depp sued for allegedly punching crew member on set

Brooks said he was asked to get the permit extended to accommodate Depp, who wanted to direct a longer version of the scene with two friends.

Brooks says that the famed actor hired two of his friends for a scene in the flick in April of a year ago. Furman allegedly replied: "Why don't you tell that to Johnny Depp?".

Brooks said he was sacked from the "City of Lies" production three days later after he refused to sign a release giving up his right to sue Depp over the incident.

"Throughout the altercation, Plaintiff noticed that Depp's breath reeked of alcohol", the suit reads. Brooks said he was seeking out the off-duty sheriff's deputy serving as set security when Depp found him first.

Depp, who used to be married to Amber Heard, continued berating him: "You have no right to tell me what to do!"

Depp allegedly punched the location manager twice in the rib cage.

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Brooks was sacked three days later, after declining to sign a release waiving his right to sue over the incident. "My client wants to make sure Mr. Depp is held accountable for his conduct on set so that, in the future, others will not be put in the same situation", Gregg's attorney Arbella Azizian said in a statement to E!

Depp, as well as City of Lies director Brad Furman and the film's production companies, are being sued for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, negligent hiring and retention of unfit employee, negligent supervision of employee, hostile work environment, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, retaliation, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

City Of Lies is about the LA police department's investigation into the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. and is due to be released in cinemas in September. However, it is alleged Depp intervened, shouting: "Who the f*** are you?"

The suit seeks unspecified damages. The actor is now suing his former managers for $25 million for mishandling his finances, and he was sued in May by a pair of former security guards over unpaid wages and a "toxic" work environment.

IndieWire has reached out to Depp's representative for comment, but at the time of writing there was no response.

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