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Johnny Depp

Bodyguards Accused of

Tackling Disabled Woman

12/4/2011 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Johnny Depp's hired muscle put a handicapped woman in the hospital Thursday night -- this according to a police report filed by the woman in question.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 52-year-old Robin Eckert filed the report claiming she was celebrating her husband's birthday at the Iggy Pop concert in L.A. -- treating him to $600-a-pop seats at the Palladium ... and Johnny was seated right beside her, surrounded by bodyguards.

Eckert claims she was having a blast, dancing her face off ... when she accidentally strayed a little too close to Johnny's table.

According to Eckert, Depp's bodyguards pounced on her out of nowhere -- grabbing her wrists and wrestling her to the ground. Soon as she regained composure, Eckert says she left and got herself checked out at the hospital.

Eckert's assistant tells TMZ, Robin and her party had been drinking during the evening. Law enforcement sources tell us, Robin appeared wasted when she made the report.

Attempts to reach Depp's people were unsuccessful.

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16.

Jayden    

Thats the problem with the US now. She is probably collecting disability benefits and there are people on their deathbeds that are getting denied. I am sure that Depp's bodyguards would not have done what they did if she would have been obviously disabled with something like blindness etc. Also, you have to imagine, if she was still that intoxicated when giving the police report, think of what she was like at the actual event. Just looking for a payout at Depps expense. She should have been thrown out for being such a drunk and invading someone elses space, whether they were famous or not.

1023 days ago
17.

Mike    

You'd have to pay me $200 just to watch Iggy Pop.

1023 days ago
18.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

I'm sure her memory of the events are quite different than everyone else's memory, with the exception of her husband of course. I agree with everyone else who said "what kind of disability does she have?" She better be careful, it sounds like another false claim. Whoever is issuing her other checks better take a closer look at this "disabled" woman.

1023 days ago
19.

static    

How threatening could a 53 year old woman be?
And why does Johnny Depp need bodyguards?, I hope she sues him and wins a load of cash.

1023 days ago
20.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

How disabled could she have been if she was dancing her face off?

1023 days ago
21.

Fuck Celebrities    

Handicapped?
Dancing?

Piss off.

1023 days ago
22.

Dylan    

depp's security team should have shot her dead. who needs a drunk disabled woman dancing? yuck.

1023 days ago
23.

Kathy    

How handicapped can you be if you are dancing around drinking and partying?

1023 days ago
24.

kitnplayn    

It's a bit difficult to play the "disabled sympathy card" when she is falling down drunk on top of people. Hey, let's get drunk and find someone to fall on so we can sue them. Americans are basically stupid.

1023 days ago
25.

squeakermama    

Johnny, make this right. I seem to remember you wasted a time or two.

1023 days ago
26.

Joao    

It doesn't matter if she was disabled. An unproved assault is a crime [except when it involves a celebrity in California]. Ultimately there'll be a settlement and that's okay but Johnny need to rein his thugs in. I wish they'd try that crap with me-they'd be pushing up daisies. TRUST ME.

1023 days ago
27.

Dan da man    

Her biggest handicap was paying 600 dollars!..she must have been drunk when she bought the tickets!!

1023 days ago
28.

Jasmine    

TMZ, you report only what you hear and usually are pretty cool about Johnny Depp and respect the man.
Clearly, this Robyn woman, wasted as law enforcement says at the time of her report, is out for her 15 minutes of sad and pathetic fame. Johnny has the best in the business when it comes to personal security and they are totally professional. They had to have good reason to subdue the drunken woman, especially since Johnny had his family with him and I doubt very much that anyone with any common sense will take her report as fact.
The important fact here is, a drunk, out of control woman was "checked out" at the hospital and released.

1023 days ago
29.

EastCoastChopper    

Why does Johnny refuse to lose the Cap'n Jack Sparrow voice?

1023 days ago
30.

And thats the truth    

She is disabled but she is dancing all over the place and has enough monies to pay for 2 $60...0.00 tickets and enough booze to get her drunk? Something is fishy here.

1023 days ago
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