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Johnny Depp Sued

Over Alleged Concert Attack --

Your Thugs Ripped My Pants Off

4/16/2012 4:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Johnny Depp is being sued by a 52-year-old disabled woman who says she was roughed up and humiliated by the actor's bodyguards during a concert back in December ... claiming Depp's hired muscle beat her up and tore her pants off.

According to the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the woman -- who identifies herself as Jane Doe -- claims she was trying to get to her seat in the V.I.P. area of an Iggy Pop concert when Depp's goons went berserk.

In her suit, Doe -- who claims she's a professor of medicine at UC Irvine -- claims for no reason, Depp's team grabbed her from behind and bear-hugged her, while restraining both of her wrists.

Doe claims the bodyguards went after her cell phone -- which contained highly sensitive confidential medical information about her patients -- and ripped it from her hand "one finger at a time."

Doe claims a member of Depp's squad eventually put her in handcuffs -- and then dragged her on the ground, causing her pants to be removed from her body, "exposing her buttocks to  the other Hollywood Palladium Theater patrons.

Doe claims she suffered severe injuries in the incident -- including a dislocated left elbow, bleeding, swelling, bruising and possibly broken bones.

The woman also claims the incident caused more damage to her pre-existing spondyloarthritis and fibromyalgia -- which affects her joints and back. 

Doe is suing for unspecified damages.

TMZ broke the story ... the woman had filed a report with the L.A.P.D. immediately following the incident ... and identified herself as Robin Eckert. Law enforcement sources tell us Eckert appeared intoxicated at the time she made the report.

We're told the case is still under investigation -- but law enforcement sources tell us the alleged victim has been less than cooperative.

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ManiacalZebra    

If she was so concerned about the "highly sensitive confidential medical information about her patients," why was it on her phone, which could be easily taken or lost?

830 days ago
17.

Carl    

Interesting that this woman doesn't appear on the UC Irvine School of Medicine faculty list on their website. If she actually is connected to the university then she might have some adjunct position which isn't a real professor position. Its more like a way to say you have some affiliation with the school but aren't on the staff and probably aren't getting a paycheck.

830 days ago
18.

Ben    

I have never understood the physical attraction people have to this man, even in his younger days. He's always been very homely.

830 days ago
19.

I am Spartacus    

old boozehound got drunk and made an ass out of herself, literally. Now she wants a celeb to pay for it. Puhleez

830 days ago
20.

amazinglybored    

Her story has changed and the original didn't make sense, I call BS. She also sounds like an unprofessional idiot. Opputunistic is right, but she's a moron thinking it's a good idea to lie in a legal do***ent.

830 days ago
21.

remy    

fibromyalgia is a phony disease

830 days ago
22.

Heather    

The last time I checked, it is a HIPPA violation to carry any patient medical information on a personal cell phone. I smell a liar.

830 days ago
23.

RogerWithTigerStripes    

Celebrities need to get over themselves. You chose to be in the public eye, you make a ssss hit ton of money for doing relatively something of little value to society and if you decide to be out in a public forum, no less a concert where I'm sure tons of people were taking pictures with their phone of IGGY POP, that's on you if your picture gets taken. Grow up and realize that the world doesn't revolve around you and the imaginary spotlight that beams down upon you like God's golden child manifested in your narcissistic mind.

830 days ago
24.

Woot    

Stupid wanker... let's hope her 15 minutes are more like seconds for this stunt.

830 days ago
25.

Muppet    

Sounds like the truth is somewhere in the middle.

830 days ago
26.

mckittrick    

Why would he hire men to tear her pant off when he probably could have talked her out of them himself.

830 days ago
27.

abby    

Gee . . . you don't think she's lying do you?

830 days ago
28.

Billy Bob    

I like Depp but where in the hell did he get that accent? He's from Kentucky. Is there a country that stars who come from the streets go to and come back with funny accents? If he and Madonna had a kid it would come out speaking pig latin.

830 days ago
29.

yop    

famewhore!!

830 days ago
30.

Tigers Wood    

Is she Jewish?

830 days ago
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