The crew member suing Johnny Depp for assault is firing back at the actor in court, believing he is owed in excess of $70,000 for the alleged incident.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks is demanding a judge not allow Depp to move the case to a different court (where the most he could be awarded is $25,000).
Depp recently asked the judge to reclassify the case as a “limited civil case." He wants the case moved to a lower court, saying any damages awarded should be less than $25,000. The actor said the allegations in Brooks’ complaint could not result in damages greater than $25,000.
The actor does not believe punitive damages are warranted in this case. He pointed out that Brooks failed to claim any medical expenses and the actor continues to deny the alleged assault ever occurred.
In the newly filed docs, Brooks argues otherwise, saying he has lost wages as a result of the incident, “which at the time of the discovery response, were estimated at $70,000.”
He says, “Given the nature of the complaint, the facts of the case herein, the injury suffered by the Plaintiff, and the harm Plaintiff continues to suffer, it is highly likely that the damages awarded in this case will exceed $25,000.”
Brooks is asking the judge to keep the case in the current court and allow his case to move forward.