Actor Johnny Depp sued for punching a crew member on the set of City Of Lies

The Pirates of Caribbean star is reportedly accused for punching a crew member while working on the sets of his upcoming movie City of Lights

Johnny Depp Actor Johnny Depp sued for punching a crew member on the set of City Of Lies Source : Press

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is being sued by a location manager who worked on the Hollywood star's upcoming movie City of Lies for allegedly punching him during the film's production. Greg Brooks alleges Depp "forcefully punched" him twice in the lower left side of his rib cage after the actor was told the production had to be halted for the day.

The incident is said to have occurred last April when the movie was being filmed inside and around the Barclay Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. As per the lawsuit, Depp continued to scream and berate Brooks until the actor's bodyguards removed him from the scene. Brooks alleges that Depp's "breath reeked of alcohol" and he says he believes the actor had been drinking and doing drugs on set.

Brooks claims he was asked to sign a document stating that he would not sue the production over the incident and was eventually sacked after choosing not to do so. This is not the first time Depp has been in the legal trouble. The actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, accused him of domestic abuse around the time the two separated in 2016, an allegation he denied. After their divorce, the two issued a joint statement saying, "Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm."

Deep alleged drinking and drug use have been implicated in lawsuits where his ex-bodyguard alleged "he was forced protect (Depp) from himself and his vices while in public". Even his former managers claimed the actor's financial woes are the result of erratic behaviour and poor impulse control, particularly when it comes to spending.