Johnny Depp won’t be in the courtroom this month, as his attorneys could reach a settlement with City of Lies Crew members allege assaulting the actor in 2017.
The film’s location manager Gregg (Rocky) Brooks filed a lawsuit in 2018, claiming Depp punched him twice on set and offered him $100,000 to punch the actor back.
According to Variety, the civil trial is scheduled to take place on July 25 in Los Angeles. On Monday, notice of the settlement was sent to the judge.
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The terms of the deal are still unknown.
In the lawsuit, Brooks alleges Depp, 59, became upset when he informed the actor that his license to film the evening at the Barclay Hotel in downtown Los Angeles had expired.
He claims Depp had wanted to shoot a longer version of a scene – and Brooks could get two extensions in response – but by 11 p.m., filming had to stop.
When the venue manager told director Brad Furman, according to the lawsuit, he replied, “Why didn’t you tell Johnny Depp?”
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Brooks then asked an officer to help him tell Depp that filming had to stop for the night.
According to the lawsuit, Brooks claimed Depp became hostile and asked, “Who are you? You have no right to tell me what to do! “
Brooks alleges that Depp punched him twice in the ribs before shouting, “I’ll give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now!”
The crew member claimed he could smell alcohol on the actor’s breath and that Depp was using drugs while filming.
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Brooks is said to have been fired from City of Lies after refusing to sign papers saying he would not sue over the alleged incident, according to legal filings.
The lawsuit is expected to be dismissed once the settlement is complete and accepted by both parties.
Less than two months ago, But the pirate of the Caribbean The actor won a lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. He was awarded $10.35 million in punitive damages, though Heard has claimed damages.
Camille Vasquez, who worked on Depp’s legal team in the defamation trial, also represented Depp in the City of Lies assault case.
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