Crew member says Johnny Depp punched him on LA film set

Johnny Depp Sued For Attacking Crew Member on Biggie Smalls Movie Set

In the movie, "City of Lies", set for USA release September 7, the 55-year-old Depp plays a Los Angeles police detective who for years investigated the still-unsolved 1997 death of the rapper Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie Smalls, whose real name is Christopher Wallace. Brooks alleges that Depp attacked him, and even told him he'd give him $100,000 to punch him in the face, and now Brooks is understandably seeking legal action.

He claims Depp - starring as retired LAPD detective Russell Poole, who worked on both 1990s rap star murders - requested an extension of the permit so that he could direct two of his friends in an extended version of the scene the crew was filming that day.

The lawsuit says Furman forced Brooks to go beyond his duties and tell Depp himself that shooting had to end.

According to a lawsuit filed by Baker, Olson, LeCroy & Danielian and obtained by TMZ, Gregg "Rocky" Brooks is suing actor Johnny Depp for unspecified damages following a physical altercation on the set of a new film in April. "I don't give a f - k who you are and you can't tell me what to do!"

Brooks said Depp continued his belligerent behavior until bodyguards removed him from the set.

Rocky, who says he was fearful of the actor, claims that Johnny attacked him and punched him in the ribcage twice.

Depp, who Brooks claims smelled of alcohol, reportedly had to be dragged away by body guards, though the film's director, Brad Furman, claimed that the incident was overblown.

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.

Brooks said he was sacked from the production three days later, when he refused to sign a release waiving his right to sue over the incident.

Brooks is suing for assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress and negligence, among other things.

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