Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial became one of the most highly discussed topics in the past couple two months. However, another messy courtroom battle is looming around the corner for Depp. The Hollywood megastar, who won millions of dollars in damages from ex-wife Amber Heard in April, is making a last ditch attempt to avoid another scandalous court case.
Depp has been sued by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, a former colleague with whom he worked with on the set of the City of Lies movie in 2018. Brooks claimed Depp punched him in the rib cage. The case is scheduled to go before court next month.
According to Radar, Depp’s legal team, headed by attorney Camille Vasquez, was deep in negotiations with lawyers for Brooks up until late this week in a bid to settle the matter out of court. A deal had not been agreed to as of Friday, nor is it known how much Depp has offered to stave off a trial.
According to court documents obtained by the outlet, Brooks claimed the incident caused him “emotional distress,” and Depp’s actions were meant to make him “suffer humiliation.” He added Depp’s “intoxication and temper” on the set of the film “created a hostile, abusive and unsafe work environment.”
Brooks’ sensational lawsuit also alleged that Depp offered him $100,000 to punch him in the face after the incident. Brooks is also seeking “unspecific damages” if he wins the case, and is suing the film’s producers and directors as well. Meanwhile, Depp’s camp has vehemently denied the situation. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.
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