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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

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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skye sparrow    


884 days ago


skye sparrow you're an idiot! The small dirty Pirate is as nasty as they come. Matter of fact most of you sick woman lusting after the dunk little man are idiots!

884 days ago


And..@MrHarrybawls2010:Johnny Depp is good looking and is the best actor ,I mean He is the Nª1 in America..face it,don't be jealous and let the other persons say their opinion too..u bitch.And @Lexie..always saying craps about him..don't you? You are annoying .And you're right when you say that Johnny is not like Brad..Brad is a whore fame!

883 days ago


I want to say her story has changed and the original didn't make sense either,second..the bodyguard RIPPED HER PANTS -OFF?!For what?!THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!And Johnny Depp DIDN'T TOUCH THAT WOMAN..his bodyguard was.So..say it like it is.

883 days ago


Regards to u DEPP HATERS out there! This story smells like money hungry BS...Her story has changed too many times.. Get over you're personal preferences and judgments and build a bridge already.. This is a money/publicity scam. Johnny might be QUIRKY but he had his son with him @ that IGGY concert (check out his websites and u will see them) and the woman was invading his space by being a drunken idiot. I am sure that this was not JERRY, his personal bodyguard and I can assure u that Mr. Depp would never allow his paid security to rough up someone. He has always been generous to people as well as to his fans with his time(which can be proven & googled). Whether it's Depp or whoever in the media; a drunken idiot shouldn't be allowed in anyone's space and then take no responsibility to his/her actions at time of incident cause they are too drunk to remember what really happened!

883 days ago


..."which contained highly sensitive confidential medical information about her patients"
Regardless of what happened WHY IN THE HELL does she have this highly sensitive material ON HER PHONE??

681 days ago
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