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Johnny Depp Sued: Disabled Woman Sues Actor Over Alleged Security Mauling [Video]

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Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Johnny Depp is being sued by a disabled woman who claims the actor’s security removed her from her seat during an Iggy Pop concert in Hollywood last December.

According to the lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, 52-year-old Robyn Eckert explains that she was seated next to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star in the concert’s VIP section – during which time she came a little too close to the actor, which led his security team to “bearhug” her from behind and restrain both of her wrists.

The woman — a professor of medicine at UC Irvine who needs a cane to walk — claims she was moved so roughly during the incident that her pants came down, “exposing her backside to other concertgoers,” according to court documents obtained by E! News.

She alleges that during the entire ordeal, Depp stood by, aware of his bodyguards’ actions, but was unwilling to stop them.

The claims don’t end there, as Eckert goes to say that the “man-handling” resulted in severe injuries (including a dislocated left elbow, bleeding, swelling, and bruising) and worsened pre-existing conditions, ultimately preventing her from returning to work after a medical leave.

EW writes that Eckert is suing Depp and the Hollywood Palladium for emotional distress, assault, battery, false imprisonment, discrimination, and civil rights violations.

She is seeking unspecified damages, medical costs, reimbursement for loss of income, attorney’s fees and statutory damages.

Splash TV provides more on the Johnny Depp lawsuit in the video below:

via EW.com

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8 Responses to “Johnny Depp Sued: Disabled Woman Sues Actor Over Alleged Security Mauling [Video]”

  1. Jonnu Singleton

    Yep you heard that right, Johnny's goons seriously roughed up my Mom…and now justice will be served to those who operate above the law! Now, if we could just hold our corrupt government accountable for their innumerable violations of law!

  2. Brandon Manrow

    I've read many accounts online, I never have liked this guy and now I don't like him even more.

  3. Julie O'Connell

    First of all, i love that your Mom was at an Iggy Pop concert…..Secondly, that is seriously messed up what was done to her! I'm so sorry……at least she's taking him to court…go Mom!

  4. Jeannette Miller Wynne

    So sorry to hear of your Mom's nightmare here!! Glad she's going after these overzealous goons & their boss!!

  5. Cheri Hall

    Wow thats crazy i am sorry she had to go thru something like that