Lawyer In Johnny Depp's Next Court Case Speaks Out
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A lawyer representing the plaintiff in Johnny Depp's next court case has spoken out after the actor was awarded more than $10 million in damages in his trial against Amber Heard.
Location manager Gregg Brooks is suing Depp over an alleged incident which took place in April 2017 when they were working together on the film set of the crime drama City of Lies.
In the lawsuit filed in 2018, Brooks alleged Depp had punched him twice in the rib cage and as a result was 'inflicting emotional distress' on him. After being punched, Brooks claimed he was offered $100,000 by Depp to punch the actor in the face.
Brooks says he did not react when he was punched twice in the rib cage and claims that Depp shouted: “I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now.”
Depp was also accused by his ex-wife Heard of having been physically abusive, but in the former couple's recent court trial the jury sided largely with Depp and determined Heard had defamed him by describing herself as a victim of abuse.
And now, Brooks' lawyer, Pat Harris, has spoken about Depp's recent win ahead of the upcoming trial and told The Sun he and his client respected the jury's decision.
However, Harris also expressed belief the verdict 'has no relevance to Mr. Brooks' case in Los Angeles'.
“Brooks' case is not about two Hollywood celebrities involved in a toxic relationship. It is about the assault of a hard-working film crew member by the star of the production. Mr. Brooks looks forward to his day in court," the lawyer said.
The location manager is seeking unspecified damages through the lawsuit, which he claims came about after he told the first assistant director (AD) of City of Lies that their permit was expiring on a scene they were shooting in downtown Los Angeles.
Brooks is said to have told the AD the case had one more shot at getting the scene, to which Depp reacted with volatility.
According to Brooks, Depp screamed: " Who the f**k are you? You have no right to tell me what to do.”
Depp is accused of having continued in this manner before his bodyguards removed him from the area. Brooks also alleged Depp's breath smelled of alcohol during the altercation.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has responded to the lawsuit to claim Brooks sustained injuries due to 'self-defense/defense of others'. He also argued Brooks 'provoked' the actions which caused his injuries.
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