Johnny Depp settles lawsuit with ‘City of Lies’ cast member

Johnny Depp will not yet appear in court later this month as his lawyers have reached a settlement with a ‘City of Lies’ crew member who alleged the actor punched him on the board in 2017.

Depp was due to go to a civil trial in Los Angeles on July 25, less than two months after winning his libel battle in a Virginia court against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, a stage manager, sued Depp in 2018, alleging that Depp became angry after Brooks informed him that they had to stop filming for the night.

According to the suit, the production had a permit to shoot at the Barclay Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but the permit expired at 10 p.m. Depp wanted to go later to get a longer version of a scene, and Brooks was able to get two extensions. . But at 11 p.m., he was told he had to close it.

Brooks first informed the director, Brad Furman, who replied, “Why don’t you tell Johnny Depp that?”

Brooks tried to get a police officer to help break the news, at which point Depp started yelling, “Who the fuck are you? You have no right to tell me what to do! ”, according to the lawsuit.

Depp allegedly punched Brooks twice in the lower rib cage, according to the lawsuit. Brooks claimed Depp had alcohol on his breath and shouted “I’ll give you $100,000 to punch me in the face now!”

The case was set for a final status conference before trial on Tuesday. On Monday, the notice of settlement was sent to the judge. The lawsuit should be dismissed once the settlement is reached. No terms were disclosed.

Depp was represented by Camille Vasquez, the lawyer who became popular among Depp fans after cross-examining Heard in the defamation lawsuit.