Johnny Depp Being Sued Over Alleged Security Mauling

Posted Wednesday April 18, 2012 7:25 AM GMT

An Iggy Pop concert night out turned terribly wrong is now the reason that Johnny Depp is being sued for his bodyguards' alleged mishandling of a disabled woman.

According to the lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, 52-year-old Robyn Eckert tells that she was seated next to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor in the V.I.P. area at the concert back in December - during which time she was dancing and came a little too close to the actor, which led his security team to grab her from behind and restrain both of her wrists.

Eckert, who tells that she is a professor of medicine at UC Irvine, further explains that the bodyguards also went after her cell phone - which contained important confidential information about her patients - prying it from her hands "one finger at a time".

The claims don't end there, as Eckert goes on to charge that a member of Depp's team put her in handcuffs and dragged her on the ground, which not only caused her pants to be removed, but she also suffered severe injuries including a dislocated left elbow, bleeding and swelling.

The woman is suing for unspecified damages and says the incident also worsened her pre-existing illnesses, spondyloarthritis and fibromyalgia.

TMZ first broke the story back in December and law officials tell them the case is still under investigation and the victim has been "less than cooperative."

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