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10th Jul 2018

Johnny Depp sued for allegedly punching crew member on the set of new Tupac and Biggie movie

The actor reportedly taunted the location manager by shouting: "I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now!"

Rory Cashin

The crew member claimed he was then fired for refusing to agree to not sue the production

Johnny Depp is being sued for allegedly punching the location manager of upcoming Tupac and Biggie investigation biopic City Of Lies.

Variety are reporting that Depp requested that a permit to shoot at an external location be extended beyond 7pm, and location manager Gregg Brooks got it extended to 11pm, but could get it for no later than that time, by which time the permit official said they would need to wrap up the scene.

Brooks informed the movie’s director Brad Furman (Lincoln Lawyer, The Informant), who then told Brooks to tell Depp that the crew would need to move on.

At which point, Deep allegedly responded by shouting:

“Who the f**k are you? You have no right to tell me what to do! […] I don’t give a f**k who you are and you can’t tell me what to do!”

During this, Brooks claims that Depp punched him twice in the ribs, and could smell alcohol on Depp’s breath, stating that the actor then shouted:

“I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now!”

Brooks states that he was then fired from the movie three days later when he refused to sign a waiver stating he wouldn’t sue the production over the incident.

IndieWire has reached out to Depp’s representative for comment, but at the time of writing there was no response.

City Of Lies is due for release in Ireland on Friday 7 September.