In 2018, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, a location manager who worked on the set of City of Lies with Johnny Depp sued him claiming that the actor allegedly assaulted him on set in April 2017. Sources say the two parties reached a settlement just weeks before they were set to go to a civil court in Los Angeles on July 25.
The altercation between Johnny Depp and Gregg “Rocky” Brooks allegedly occurred in 2017
People on Twitter reacted to the settlement
Johnny Depp paid off Gregg Brooks, the former location manager he assaulted on set. He wanted to silence him and make this case disappear like he did before with TMG in 2018. This is both proof of his guilt here and further proof that he only wanted to humiliate Amber Heard. pic.twitter.com/V33t9NXeqm
— CoraMel (@cora_melodie_) July 12, 2022
Just a reminder the Johnny Depp ADMITTED to assaulting Gregg Brooks in this article. Once it came out, his team pressured @BritishGQ @GQMagazine to delete that part + of course they caved.#mentoo, right?
Only if there's a powerful man to protect and a woman to destroy behind it pic.twitter.com/vgUZPuuhnD
— Not drinking the KoolAid (@Kool_Aid_Free) July 11, 2022
Well said, can’t argue with it at all.
— Curious10665 (@curious10665) July 12, 2022
I'd fear for my life if I was Gregg Brooks. Johnny Depp has said he's all about revenge. He's dangerous. People die or disappear around him. Amber Heard is literally a survivor. Depp won't stop till she isn't. 😑 #JohnnyDeppIsAnAbuser #IBelieveAmberHeard 💜 #IBelieveGreegBrooks https://t.co/5b7HgOp2Ha
— Amber4Ever ✊🏻💜 (@tpwk_now) July 11, 2022
Someone got scared
— j oa ny 🇨🇦 (@joanyyc) July 11, 2022
Judge Holly J. Fujie agreed to put off the upcoming trial until Jan. 5 next year after both the parties settled the suit on Monday. The case will be dismissed if Johnny Depp complies to do the things that are necessary in order to fulfill his end of the agreement.
Amber Heard lost a defamation case against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp
This settlement comes almost two months after actor Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for defamation over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post back in 2018. In the post, she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse. The jury later found that the editorial was about Johnny Depp and he won the case.