Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp has endured his fair share of unfavorable headlines over the past couple of years and his latest alleged outburst on the set of the upcoming film, Labyrinth is just adding on to the bonfire.
The movie chronicles the life and times of late LAPD detective Russell Poole, most famous for his immense interest in The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 murder.
According to Page Six, multiple sources relayed to the publication that Depp, 56, was “smoking and drinking all day on set” and attacked a location manager while screaming, “I’ll give you $100,000 to punch me right now!”
The alleged scuffle was said to have been brought forth by Depp’s willingness to keep cameras rolling after a permit expired during a scene he was directing. It involved two of his friends cast as a cop and homeless man.
“The producers kept asking for the time to be extended,” a source claimed. But when Labyrinth director Brad Furman stepped in, yelling, “Tell that to Johnny Depp!” citing the scene was a wrap, the location manager had to face the wrath of Jack Sparrow in the flesh.
“He was 6 inches away, yelling, ‘Who are you? You have no right!’” the source claimed Depp bellowed. It was then Depp was reported to attempt to punch the location manager in the ribs but the punch was so frail, it failed to inflict any damage — or pain.
Page Six obtained a statement from Furman, who dismissed the incident.
“Johnny Depp is a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists,” the statement read. “He always treats the crew and people around him with the utmost respect. Movies can be stressful, and nonevents often become exaggerated. We all love stories — there isn’t one here.”
Poole passed away in 2015 at the age of 58 as he was in preparing a tell-all book about everything he learned investigating the Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls murder investigations.
He was recently portrayed in USA’s miniseries Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. by acclaimed actor Jimmie Simpson.
Source: Hip Hop DX