When the scene didn't go as planned, Rocky went to tell Depp that putting his friends in this particular scene in downtown Los Angeles may not work. A film crew member is alleging in a lawsuit that Depp twice punched him on the Los Angeles set of a movie about the killing of the Notorious B.I.G.
Gregg "Rocky" Brooks, who served as location manager for Depp's film "City of Lies", said the alleged attack came as he was seeking protection from an LAPD officer against Depp.
Brooks tried to explain that as location manager, he had to make sure the production was in compliance with city permits.
"He was 6 inches away, yelling, 'Who are you?" Brooks says the scene wasn't working well, and he informed the director they could only have one more shot at finishing it. "You have no right to tell me what to do". According to the lawsuit filed by Baker, Olson, LeCroy & Danielian, Depp attacked him and angrily screamed, "Who the f*** are you?"
Rocky claims Depp continued his tirade and his bodyguards then removed him from the area.
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. He claimed he was sacked when he declined.
Brooks is suing for assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress and negligence, among other things.
The lawsuit is just the latest setback for Depp, whose financial woes have played out in the media amid multiple court cases.
Rolling Stone also reported in June that almost all of his previous net worth of $650 million is long gone.
Depp opened up about his dire financial situation in a candid interview with Rolling Stone magazine last month, revealing he fell into a deep depression in 2016 as his money issues worsened, all while fighting allegations of domestic abuse during his bitter divorce from his The Rum Diary co-star Amber Heard.