Johnny Depp reaches a settlement with a City of Lies crew member who has accused him of hitting him in anger

Johnny Depp has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed against him by a crew member of the film City of Lies, who accused the actor of assaulting him during the film’s production.

The 59-year-old actor settled legally with Greg ‘Rocky’ Brooks on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which reviewed court documents in the case.

Depp in the legal agreement agreed to honor the settlement until the end of August, as the trial in the case would have started later in July, according to court documents.

The latest: Johnny Depp, 59, has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed against him by a crew member of the film City of Lies, who accused the actor of assaulting him during the film's production.  He was seen in court in Fairfax, Virginia in May

The latest: Johnny Depp, 59, has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed against him by a crew member of the film City of Lies, who accused the actor of assaulting him during the film’s production. He was seen in court in Fairfax, Virginia in May

“The Settlement Agreement is conditional on the dismissal of this matter from the satisfactory performance of certain conditions not to be satisfied within 45 days of the date of the Settlement,” the court documents in the case said. ‘An application for termination will be submitted by May 1, 2023 at the latest.’

Details of the settlement were not revealed in court documents, and the case will continue if Depp fails to honor the terms of the agreement.

Brooks initially filed a lawsuit against the actor in 2018, alleging that Depp punched him in the middle twice in April 2017, yelled at him, and asked him to hit him back with $100,000. Brooks claimed Depp smelled of alcohol during the exchange and was using drugs on the film’s set. Depp had denied the allegations.

Brooks said he was fired from the film when he would not agree not to sue Depp over the encounter.

Depp in the legal agreement agreed to honor the settlement until the end of August, as the trial in the case would have started later in July, according to court documents

Depp in the legal agreement agreed to honor the settlement until the end of August, as the trial in the case would have started later in July, according to court documents

The crew member claimed that Depp punched him in the middle twice in April 2017, yelled at him and urged him to hit him back and offer him $100,000

The crew member claimed that Depp punched him in the middle twice in April 2017, yelled at him and urged him to hit him back and offer him $100,000

Emma Danoff, who worked as the script director for City of Lies, told the court in a statement that Brooks’ account of the exchange was incorrect. Danoff said she saw Brooks use racial epithets on a black homeless woman during filming, and Depp responded.

“He immediately got up from our shared seat at the edge of a planter and went to Brooks to intercede on the woman’s behalf,” Danoff said in the court statement. ‘Mister. Depp told Mr Brooks: “You can’t talk to her like that. Do you think she’s anything less than you? Who do you think You Are? How dare you?”

Danoff said she has photographic evidence that Depp did not hit Brooks.

The film, which was released last year, casts Depp as an LAPD detective investigating the death of The Notorious BIG

Depp was represented by Camille Vasquez, who also represented him in his high-profile libel trial against Amber Heard.

Depp was awarded more than $10 million in June in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard over a 2018 opinion piece she wrote for the Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure who depicts domestic violence,” captioned the actor’s unmentioned name.

Depp attended the premiere of City of Lies in France at the Deauville American Film Festival last September

Depp attended the premiere of City of Lies in France at the Deauville American Film Festival last September

The film, which was released last year, casts Depp as an LAPD detective investigating the death of The Notorious BIG

The film, which was released last year, casts Depp as an LAPD detective investigating the death of The Notorious BIG

Depp was awarded more than $10 million in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard in June.  Both were pictured in court in Virginia in May

Depp was awarded more than $10 million in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard in June. Both were pictured in court in Virginia in May

Much of the televised trial revolved around Heard’s claims that Depp – whom she married in February 2015 and filed for divorce in May 2016 – physically and sexually abused her, as she says he has her by more than a dozen times attacked. Depp denied ever hitting Heard and said she abused him.

Depp was awarded $15 million in compensatory damages, which the judge reduced to $10.4 million in accordance with state statute limits on punitive damages. Heard was awarded $2 million in damages by the jury stemming from remarks by a Depp attorney that Heard made up a story and vandalized an apartment she shared with Depp to make her look bad, as authorities said were called to the crime scene.

After the trial, Depp released a statement saying he was “really humbled” by what the jury “gave”. [him his] life back’ with the verdict.

“From the beginning, the goal of these indictments has been to uncover the truth, regardless of the outcome,” he said. “Telling the truth was something I owed to my children and to all those who have steadfastly supported me. I feel reassured knowing I’ve finally made it.”

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