Johnny Depp settles suit with ‘City of Lies’ location manager

Johnny Depp has tentatively settled a 2018 lawsuit brought by a location manager who accused the actor of physically assaulting him on the set of the film “City of Lies.”

Fresh off the victory in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp reached a last-minute deal in the assault suit just two weeks before it was set to go trial in Los Angeles.

“The settlement agreement conditions dismissal of this matter on the satisfactory completion of specified terms that are not to be performed within 45 days of the date of the settlement,” the notice of settlement reads. “A request for dismissal will be filed no later than 1/5/2023.”

Gregg “Rocky” Brooks filed the civil suit against Depp in 2018, alleging the 59-year-old actor flew into a drunken rage and punched him twice in the ribcage. According to court documents, Depp became angry when he was told he would only have one more shot for a scene in the film “City of Lies,” in which he plays a retired LAPD detective investigating the deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.

“Who the f— are you? You have no right to tell me what to do,” Depp allegedly said before taking several swings at Brooks.

When Brooks did not react, he said Depp, who smelled of booze, offered him “$100,000 to punch me in the face right now.”

The Oscar-nominated actor was eventually taken off the set by his bodyguards, according to the lawsuit. Brooks further claimed he was fired from the Los Angeles production when he refused to promise not to sue over the incident.

The settlement comes two months after Depp’s high-profile legal battle with Heard over a 2018 op-ed in which she labeled herself a domestic abuse survivor. Following the 6-week trial, jurors awarded Depp $15 million in damages though Heard will only have to pay $10.35 million due to a cap on punitive damages in Virginia

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