Johnny Depp is being sued by a lady who claims his security removed her from her seat at a concert. In a rather forceful manner.
The story goes thusly: Johnny attended an Iggy Pop concert at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles last December and the woman - named only as Jane Doe in the lawsuit filed yesterday - alleges he instructed his minders to grab her wrists and wrestle her to the ground after she tried to return to her seat in the VIP section of the venue.
She claims she was moved so roughly that her clothes were "disheveled", her shoes came off and her pants came down, "exposing her buttocks" to other concertgoers, according to court documents obtained by E! News. TMZ reports that the buttock exposure was as a result of Doe being "handcuffed" by one of Depp's "squad" and then "and then dragged her on the ground, causing her pants to be removed."
The unidentified woman also alleges Johnny and his security detail were "huddled and speaking to one another" while looking at her and the actor was "supplying direct supervision and management of his security guards and directing their current and future actions."
The UC Irvine medical professor - who says her phone was ripped out of her hand "one finger at a time" - states that she suffered "injuries to the extreme and outrageous humiliation."
According to TMZ, Doe claims she suffered severe injuries in the incident "including a dislocated left elbow, bleeding, swelling, bruising and possibly broken bones. The woman also claims the incident caused more damage to her pre-existing spondyloarthritis and fibromyalgia - which affects her joints and back."
Johnny, 48, and the Hollywood Palladium are being sued for unspecified damages for quite the list of offenses, including negligence, assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and discriminatory practices in public accommodations.
Thing is, TMZ broke the story, and their side isn't favourable; "The woman had filed a report with the L.A.P.D. immediately following the incident... and identified herself as Robin Eckert. Law enforcement sources tell us Eckert appeared intoxicated at the time she made the report. We're told the case is still under investigation - but law enforcement sources tell us the alleged victim has been less than cooperative."