Johnny Depp reaches settlement in assault lawsuit

Johnny Depp has settled an assault lawsuit that alleges he hit a 'City of Lies' crew member. Here are the details.

Johnny Depp reaches settlement in assault lawsuit
Johnny Depp Settles his Assault Case

After his stint in court following Amber Heard's defamation trial, Johnny Depp will not appear in another court later this month as his legal teams have settled the assault lawsuit that alleges he hit a one-person, reports Variety.

Johnny Depp reaches settlement in assault lawsuit

A “City of Lies” crew member, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, a location manager, sued the actor who alleged the actor hit him on set in 2017. Brooks filed the lawsuit against Depp in 2018, in which he alleges that the interpreter became angry after Brooks informed him that they had to stop filming that night.

According to the lawsuit, the production had a permit to film at the Barclay Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but the permit expired at 10:00 p.m., but Depp wanted to go later to get a longer version of a scene. Brooks was able to get two extensions, but at 11 p.m., he was told he would have to finish.

The first person that Brooks informed of his decision to leave was the director, Brad Furman. Mr. Furman responded by saying "Why don't you go tell Johnny Depp that?" As Brooks attempted to find one of the many police officers who were hired for security at the time and were patrolling the estate grounds, he heard Depp yell "Who do you think you are!? 

You're here to do whatever I say!" as he charged toward him. Brooks then claimed that Depp punched him twice in his ribcage while shouting “I'll give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now!”

The case was set for a final status conference before trial. On Monday, the settlement notice was sent to the judge. The lawsuit is expected to be dismissed once the settlement is complete, the terms of which were not disclosed, according to Variety.

In this case, Depp was represented by Camille Vasquez, the lawyer who became popular with the actor's fans after questioning Heard at the libel trial.