Depp sued for alleged assault

NEW YORK •A movie production crew member was sent to tell Johnny Depp (above) that work for the day would be ending after the next scene.

The director had felt that things had not panned out well that day.

Depp, 55, was upset and subjected the crew member to a torrent of abusive words, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

Now, the actor is being sued for allegedly assaulting the crew member, who worked on Depp's upcoming film, City Of Lies.

In the suit, the man also claimed that the actor hit him twice in the ribs before allegedly saying: "I'll give you US$100,000 (S$135,000) to punch me right now."

The accuser also said he lost his job after he refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement that would bar him from suing the actor over the alleged April 2017 incident.

City Of Lies, where Depp portrays a detective on the hunt for a killer, is slated to open in the United States on Sept 7.

He also faces other legal woes, with two former bodyguards filing a lawsuit saying he did not pay them and that they were asked repeatedly to drive vehicles that contained illegal substances, reported The Telegraph.

But Depp is also picking a legal fight with other people, suing his former business managers for US$25 million for "gross misconduct".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'Depp sued for alleged assault'. Print Edition | Subscribe