Brooks says he believes Depp had been "drinking and using drugs throughout the day on set".
In the movie, "City of Lies", set for USA release September 7, the 55-year-old Depp plays a Los Angeles police detective who for years investigated the still-unsolved 1997 death of the rapper Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie Smalls, whose real name is Christopher Wallace.More news: Sagan wins Stage 2 of Tour de France to take early lead
Gregg "Rocky" Brooks filed suit against Depp on July 6 accusing the actor of "inflicting emotional distress", according to the Los Angeles County court docket viewed by Page Six on Monday. Brooks said 11 P.M. was the latest he could get the shooting time inside the hotel extended and when he notified director Brad Furman that production would have to stop for the evening, the director replied, "Why don't you tell that to Johnny Depp?".
"City of Lies", which was called "Labyrinth" during production, stars Depp as former LAPD detective Russell Poole and tells the story of the police investigation of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls' murders.More news: Most senior Brexit official quits United Kingdom government
Depp allegedly punched the location manager twice in the rib cage. Brooks alleges that Depp attacked him, and even told him he'd give him $100,000 to punch him in the face, and now Brooks is understandably seeking legal action. "I don't give a f - k who you are and you can't tell me what to do!" According to Brooks, that's when Depp became volatile and Brooks went to find an LAPD officer for protection.
Johnny's alleged verbal assault continued until his bodyguards took him away, Rocky says. When Brooks returned to the set three days later, producer Miriam Segal allegedly wanted him to sign a declaration stating that he would not sue the production team. That said, Brooks is now seeking monetary damages from the movie star, though the exact amount remains unspecified at this time. Depp nor his representatives have issued a comment so far.More news: Gal Gadot dons Wonder Woman outfit to visit sick children in hospital