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Johnny Depp will be back in court next month to fight assault accusations

He’ll be represented by Camille Vasquez again

Fresh from his million-dollar defamation suit with ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is already due back in court next month.

The actor will be facing a new set of allegations from former co-worker Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, according to Metro. The crew member claims Depp assaulted him while filming City of Lies in 2017.

Camille Vasquez, who led Depp to victory against Amber earlier this month, will reportedly represent him again. The lawyer went viral during the Depp v. Heard case for her blunt questions and unwavering support for Johnny Depp.

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Brooks has accused Depp of “maliciously and forcefully” punching him twice in the ribs while on set in April 2017. Depp also allegedly said he’d pay Brooks “$100,000 to punch me in the face right now.”

The actor has always maintained Brooks “provoked” others on set, and claimed he acted in self-defence.

This case will be civil – not legal – which means Depp won’t be facing criminal charges. But an unspecified amount of damages will be on the line for the actor.

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According to Brooks’ legal documents, the crew member stated Depp created a “hostile, abusive and unsafe” work environment, which he blamed on his “intoxication and temper.”

We don’t yet know whether cameras will be allowed into the courtroom – but the date for the trial is set for 25th July.

The jury on the Depp v. Heard case took just 13 hours to deliberate, before ordering Heard to pay around £8 million in damages. She’s set to appeal the decision, with her legal team stating she “absolutely” won’t be able to pay that amount of money.

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