Johnny Depp back in court for assault and battery

Following his libel trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is expected to return to court next July. The manager, Gregg Brooks, accuses him of violence.

Having recently won his libel suit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is set to return to court on July 25. And for good reason, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, who happens to be none other than the manager of the “City of Lies” film crew, accuses him of violence.

As reported by TMZ in July 2018, the complaint filed by the manager dates from this same period. According to court documents seen by US media, Gregg Brooks had been hired a year earlier to produce this story, which traces the investigation into the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious BIG.

According to the manager’s explanations, the events date back to April 2017. While Johnny Depp had chained a scene several times in Los Angeles, under the dissatisfied gaze of director Brad Furman, Gregg Brooks would have then informed the assistant of the latter. that there was only one possible take left to shoot, since the shooting authorization was coming to an end.

“100,000 dollars for you to hit me”

Then, having informed Johnny Depp, he would have lost his temper. Concerned about the instability of the actor, Gregg Brooks would then have tried to contact a police officer, but he 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 have then hit him twice in the rib cage, and seeing that the manager had not retaliated, he would have said: “I’ll give you $100,000 to hit me in the face.” The Pirates of the Caribbean hero would have continued to vent his anger against the manager, before being fired by his bodyguard. 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 giving up his right to sue Johnny Depp, causing him “emotional distress”.

“Self defense”

For this new trial, Camilla Vásquez, the lawyer who defended Johnny Depp against Amber Heard, will be his representative again. 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, however, he considered that it was “in self-defense after 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.

Damages claimed by Gregg Brooks have not been disclosed. His lawyers also clarified that although they respected the verdict in 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 here it is about the aggression of a member of the film crew by the protagonist of the film.”

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