The Rocky Case
A masterpost if you will about Johnny Depp’s innocence in the City of Lies matter. He got falsely accused of violence and then global roads used it as an excuse to postpone the film, while actually there was no violence and global road pushed the film because of financial problems and more. Johnny will defend his innocence in court about the ‘attack’ and global road is being sued for their bullshit.
First articles with statements from people who were there, lawyers and people who worked on the project:
Film director Brad Furman has jumped to the defence of the star of his upcoming film, Johnny Depp, Brad has issued a statement insisting that claims from Page Six Johnny “attacked” a location manager, even attempting to throw a punch, are totally false.He insisted (via Metro): “Johnny Depp is a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists.“He always treats the crew and people around him with the utmost respect. Movies can be stressful, and non-events often become exaggerated.”The director concluded: “We all love stories — there isn’t one here.”
Crew members who were there insist it never escalated beyond a verbal confrontation and no punches were ever thrown.
“They had a little moment, there weren’t punches, there wasn’t anything, just were in each others’ face for a second,” script supervisor Emma Danoff, who was sitting next to Depp when the alleged altercation began, told The Daily Beast. “We shot for maybe another hour-and-a-half after that, we went inside. We finished and the locations guy came up to Johnny and they hugged and it was all cute and that was it.”
Three other crew members who spoke to The Daily Beast support Danoff’s recollection.
Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, issued the following statement to The Daily Beast: “Despite false media reports suggesting otherwise, Johnny Depp never touched the person suing him, as over a dozen witnesses present will attest. In a court filing we have generally denied all claims and we will fight these latest sham allegations.”
Yet, whatever did or did not happen between Depp and Brooks, City of Lies director Brad Furman sees the distinct possibility of darker forces at work to kill his movie.
The film’s release was officially shelved on July 19, according to industry data collected by RenTrak. Furman told The Daily Beast he didn’t learn of the decision until the beginning of August during a conference call with Global Road executives, who he says informed him that “they had spoken to Johnny Depp’s people at CAA and that his agents were in accord with this course of action and that a Johnny Depp movie at this time was not releasable.” But when Furman “started talking to people and doing my own due diligence, I realized that Johnny Depp’s team, including his point agent, including his sister who is his manager, none of them had heard anything about the push of the release.”
Sullivan believes that these same political pressures may have contributed to the postponement of the release of City of Lies, adding, “I think Johnny is being made a scapegoat and frankly, it pisses me off.”
Script supervisor Emma Danoff on Monday submitted a declaration stating that she witnessed the altercation and it was nothing like what Brooks described in his lawsuit.
Danoff says they were shooting outside and Brooks berated an African-American homeless woman with “racial and derogatory slurs” because she was in his way. Depp was sitting next to her about 25 feet away when it happened.
“He immediately stood up from our shared seat on the edge of a planter bench and went over to Brooks to stand up for the woman,” Danoff says. “Mr. Depp said to Mr. Brooks, ‘You can’t talk to her like that. You think she is something less than you? Who do you think you are? How dare you?’”
Danoff says there were no punches thrown and no offer of $100,000 for Brooks to punch Depp — and she says she has 40 time-stamped photos that prove it.
“Mr. Brooks, and others who have abused Mr. Depp, are about to discover the consequences for making false accusations,” says Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman.
In the suit, the bank alleges that Global Road used Depp’s off-screen issues as an excuse for its own failure to release the film.
“Any such statement would have been false because the real reason Open Road would not release the Picture is because Open Road and Global Road are in financial distress and decided not to pay the $10,000,000 of marketing and distribution expenses Open Road committed to pay,” the suit alleges.
The man who sued Johnny Depp for allegedly punching him on a film set blew off a court hearing this week and now faces possible sanctions by the court.
On November 6, a scheduled court hearing went down in Los Angeles Court where both parties were supposed to appear. According to court documents, Depp’s lawyer was present for the hearing but Gregg “Rocky” Brooks and his lawyer failed to show up.
The judge set a hearing for next month to determine if he will punish Brooks for not showing up, meaning he could be hit with monetary sanctions or could risk having his entire case dismissed.
All of the claims made by the location manager are absurd. We will prove that as we fight this case.— What Johnny Depp’s attorney has to say about the allegations made by a local manager:
The crew member who is suing Johnny Depp over an alleged film set beatdown has dropped the movie’s director from the legal battle.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the crew member, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, is dismissing “City of Lies” director Brad Furman from the case, leaving Depp and his production company as the sole defendants.
He also dropped parts of his lawsuit against Depp but is still pursuing his claim of assault and battery against the actor.
Secondly, the inconsistencies in the claims in the court doc
Full doc is here:
(Note, these docs don’t present the current case anymore, because plaintiff dropped the case against all the defendants except Johnny, so only those claims need attention.)