Johnny Depp is being sued by a disabled woman, identified only as Jane Doe in court documents, who claims the actor directed his security team to forcibly stop her from returning to her VIP seat at an Iggy and the Stooges concert. When she tried to explain that she was just trying to retrieve her cane and couldn’t use the alternate route because of her disability, she says she saw Depp and his team “huddled and speaking to one another” while looking over their shoulders in her direction. Then things got physical — they grabbed her wrists to try and pry her iPhone out of her hands “one finger at a time,” tried to handcuff her claiming to be off-duty officers, and finally dragged her across the floor of the stadium, which caused her pants to fall below her hips, “exposing her buttocks” to other concert attendees. She also claims that Depp was not only aware that she was disabled, but he was also “supplying direct supervision and management of his security guards and directing their current and future actions.”
The plaintiff, a medical professor at UC Irvine, says she suffered “injuries to the extreme and outrageous humiliation” and is subsequently suing both Depp and the concert venue, the Hollywood Palladium, for a string of offenses, including negligence, assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and discriminatory practices in public accommodations. The L.A.P.D. have reportedly told gossip site TMZ that the case is currently under investigation but that the victim has so far been less than cooperative and even seemed slightly intoxicated at the time she filed the report. Depp’s representatives have yet to make a statement surrounding the issue.