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Johnny Depp

Settles Up In 'Concert Brawl' Lawsuit

1/3/2014 6:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Johnny Depp decided it's better to pay a little cash to rid himself of a woman who claims the actor's bodyguard beat the crap out of her ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Depp was at an Iggy Pop concert in L.A. in 2011 when a woman sitting next to him claims she got up and danced a little too close to him ... and she says the bodyguards unloaded on her ... allegedly dragging her to the ground, causing her pants to slip down to her ankles and "exposing her buttocks to other Hollywood Palladium Theater patrons."

She claimed severe injuries and filed a police report, but cops never bought her story and law enforcement sources told us she was just plain wasted.  She subsequently sued Depp and others.

Now we've learned the woman -- Robin Eckert, who claims to be a professor of medicine at U.C. Irvine -- has settled her lawsuit.

We don't know how much Eckert got, but we're told the various defendants, including Depp, all anted up something to get her out of their hair.

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Your S&M Girlfriend    

The lawsuit actually stated that someone caused her pants to slip down to her ankles? The fact that she was awarded damages for being a completely wasted whore is kind of freaking me out.

230 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

O em gee! that skank got money outa' him? sounds like she was an obnoxious drinkin' pain in the buttocks.

230 days ago
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buggaz    

She ho'

230 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

What TMZ is not saying or perhaps does not know is that this woman was in a wheelchair and is handicapped when she was assaulted AND she had a legal right to be there. It was an outrageous attack and I lost respect for Depp after the incident because he watched it go down. Hope the money makes her happy...it's piss pot money to Depp whatever it was I'm sure. You can be sure of one thing: Life goes on for the Johnny Depp without a hitch!

230 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Whatever she got would have been pocket change to Depp. You only get really big bucks if you take it to trial. Bitch just got herself a few bucks and a lot of bad publicity. Get wasted in public? Get what you deserve.

230 days ago
6.

Gretel    

Cashing in

230 days ago
7.

Phil Mcl    

Bad move Johnny don't become an easy target.

230 days ago
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VELLY258    

HIIII

230 days ago
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Waka Waka Waka    

Depp & bieber must be using the same body guard's

230 days ago
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angelina    

I hope she uses the money for rehab, because she apparently has serious alcohol/drug abuse issues. What a skank.

230 days ago
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sheesh    

Maybe it's true? You write this like she's a liar and they paid her off to get rid of the problem. I don't know, I wasn't

230 days ago
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Hashtag Titties    

Well played TMZ! A little Googling here on the doc leaves little wonder why Johnny didn't feel like hanging with this gem. #Brutal

230 days ago
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VeraCa    

I did not expect her to settle as she seemed like one of those crazy women who want to tell everyone their version of the world even if it makes no sense to anyone else.
Drunk, dancing and disabled but not her fault if she falls over those around her?!

230 days ago
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Jasmine    

What wheelchair?
Police reports mention no wheelchair and that the woman was drunk.
Even her companions admitted she was drunk. She was warned, too, for
invading the families' table space and generally making a nuisance of herself.
Ignoring the warning, she got too close to Johnny and made personal contact with him and that's when the guards intervened.
The bodyguards were the venues and not his personal security but when a
drunken opportunist sees a quick dollar, they make a freaking pest of themselves.
Hence, pay her to get rid of her. Sad for Johnny but he'll be ok.
Eckert, on the other hand, from now on will publicly be known as the woman who made an ass of herself.

230 days ago
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VeraCa    

I did not expect her to settle as she seemed like one of those crazy women who want to tell everyone their version of the world even if it makes no sense to anyone else.
Drunk, dancing and disabled but not her fault if she falls over those around her?!

230 days ago
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