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Johnny Depp settles suit claiming he punched crew member on ‘City of Lies’

Johnny Depp has reached a settlement with City of Lies crew member Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, who alleged in 2018 that the actor had punched him on set.

At the time, the location manager said he was fired from the production when he refused to promise not to sue over the incident. He also sought to sue the film’s director and producers for unspecified damages.

He recounted the 2017 incident in the lawsuit, alleging Depp smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated as he shouted obscenities and then “angrily and forcefully” punched Brooks twice in the rib cage.

Now, Deadline reports the actor, who recently won his defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard, has seemingly settled the case after weeks of behind-the-scenes talks, according to a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court by Brooks’ lawyer Arbella Azizian.

The news comes just two weeks before a civil trial pertaining to the case was to begin on 25 July, People reports.

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