By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
Johnny Depp is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with a crew member from upcoming film “City of Lies”, who claims the actor assaulted him.
Depp’s lawyers said in a statement: “Despite false media reports suggesting otherwise, Johnny Depp never touched the person suing him as over a dozen witnesses present will attest. In a court filing, we have generally denied all claims and we will fight the latest sham allegations.”
The crew member, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, claims that the “Sweeney Todd” actor was intoxicated and punched him twice in the lower left side of his rib cage. Brooks further claims that the assault was intended to humiliate him.
“City of Lies” is an American biographical crime thriller based on the book “LAbyrinth” by Randall Sullivan. The film sees Depp playing a retired detective investigating the murder cases of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
The film is expected to be released worldwide on 7 September 2018.