Actor Johnny Depp is being sued by a disabled woman that attended an Iggy Pop show in December 2011, claiming she suffered “injuries to the extreme and outrageous humiliation” at the hands of his bodyguards.
The woman, only identified as Jane Doe, filed the suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, April 16.
In the court documents, the woman states that she attended the concert with her husband and was in her VIP seat when she was forcibly moved by Depp’s security team. She alleged that the guards were so rough in removing her from the VIP section that her shoes came off and her clothes became disheveled.
The woman also stated Depp’s bodyguards also restrained her wrists and tried to rip her iPhone from her hands one finger at a time. The situation became even more embarrassing when they handcuffed her and dragged her through the venue, causing her pants to fall off and “exposing her buttocks to the other Hollywood Palladium Theater patrons.”
The woman also said the actor was fully aware of what his security team was doing. In fact, she alleged that the Captain Jack Sparrow of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise was “supplying direct supervision and management of his security guards and directing their current and future actions.”
The woman said she suffered severe injuries, including dislocated elbow, “cuts, bruising, scrapes, swelling, hyper-pigmentation and bleeding.” She also said that the incident exacerbated her pre-existing condition of spondyloarthritis and fibromyalgia.
She is suing for unspecified damages from Depp and the Hollywood Palladium for 12 causes of action, including negligence, assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and discriminatory practices in public accommodations.
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