Johnny Depp Sued for Alleged Assault on 'City of Lies' Set

Gregg "Rocky" Brooks was hired as a location manager a year ago for the movie "City of Lies" - a story about Biggie Smalls' murder.

The movie stars Johnny as real-life LAPD detective Russell Poole, who investigated the 1997 murder of 25-year-old rapper Biggie Smalls.

However, when things weren't going to plan, this is when Brooks had to inform Depp, who reportedly "reeked of alcohol", that he only had one more shot. Before Rocky reached the officer, he claims Depp attacked him and angrily screamed, "Who the f*** are you?" When the crew member did not react, Depp allegedly "continued to scream and berate him in front of a set full of people until Depp's own bodyguards physically removed Depp from the scene".

Brooks said he was sacked from the "City of Lies" production three days later after he refused to sign a release giving up his right to sue Depp over the incident.

A source told Page Six at the time that the out-of-control star was "six inches away" from Rocky's face, yelling, 'Who are you? According to Brooks, that's when Depp became volatile and Brooks went to find an LAPD officer for protection.

Brad Furman, the film's director, had previously said that the situation had been overblown.

Brooks' filing from Glendale attorney Arbella Azizian of Baker Olson, LeCroy & Danielian seeks wide ranging but unspecified damages from Depp, Furmqn, producer Miriam Segal and the production.

"Johnny Depp is a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists". The movie is set to open September 7 from Global Road Entertainment.

Brooks also claims that he was sacked from the film after he refused to sign a waiver relinquishing his right to sue.

Depp has not yet responded to the lawsuit.

Messages left seeking comment with representatives for Depp and the production company Good Films Productions were not immediately returned.