Johnny Depp is calling out the crew member suing him over an alleged assault, saying the man has no proof of his injuries.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Depp is back in court defending himself in the lawsuit brought by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks.
In his suit, Brooks accuses Depp of drunkenly punching him on the set for “City of Lies”. Depp denies the allegations and got another crew member to back him up.
In newly filed documents, Depp is adamant he “never punched Mr. Brooks that night or any other night.”
The actor accuses Brooks of never being able to identity any “tangible injury that actually resulted from the alleged incident.”
Depp claims Brooks has never received medical treatment over the alleged assault. He also accuses Brooks of failing to present any medical bill or record.
He adds, “Plaintiff has never so much as taken over-the-counter pain medication as a result of the alleged incident.” Depp calls the claims in the lawsuit “not fictitious” and “trivial.”
Depp says Brooks has not been damaged by him, let alone the $70,000 + he is seeking. The actor wants the case dismissed immediately.
A judge has yet to rule.
Earlier this year, Brooks sued Depp accusing him of punching him on the set of the upcoming film “City of Lies.”
Brooks, who was a location manager, claimed he was trying to enforce permit restrictions on the set on April 13, 2017. They were filming the film about the deaths of Tupac and Biggie Smalls in Downtown Los Angeles
The location manager claimed they had a permit to shoot until 7:00 PM outside and 10:00 PM inside, and Brooks was able to get the permit extended multiple times to accommodate the actor who wanted to direct a longer version of a scene but could not get any more extension.
He then told the director the shooting would have to halt production, and the director allegedly told Brooks “Why don’t you tell that to Johnny Depp?”
Brooks went to get an on-set police officer to help him tell Depp, but before he could Depp approached him yelling, “Who the f–k are you? You have no right to tell me what to do!”
He tried to explain the situation but then Depp allegedly punched him twice in the lower side of his rib cage. Depp is accused of yelling, “I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now!”
Brooks claimed Depp’s breath smelled of alcohol and said the actor’s bodyguards had to intervene to stop the situation. He was fired from the film three days later when he refused to sign a release over the incident.
Depp fired back at the lawsuit demanding it be tossed out of court.
The actor denies all allegations of wrongdoing in the lawsuit and says his alleged actions were done in self-defense.
He accuses Brooks of willfully and maliciously acting out and conducting his activities in a way that made him fear for his safety on set. Further, he claims Brooks did not comply with the directions of his employer and, as a result, is demanding the entire case be dismissed.
Back in December 2018, Brooks dismissed “City of Lies” director Brad Furman and only continuing on with his case against Depp.