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Johnny Depp has millions of female admirers, but there's one California woman who isn't exactly his biggest fan right now. An unnamed woman (who has a disability) has filed a lawsuit against Depp after his security detail allegedly manhandled and humiliated her in an effort to forcibly remove her from her VIP-section seat near him at an Iggy and the Stooges concert.
The lawsuit, which was filed Monday, contends that while in Depp's full view, his security team moved the woman so roughly that her clothes were "disheveled" and her shoes came off. It also says that her trousers came down, "exposing her buttocks" to anyone in her vicinity.
Although she is referred to as "Jane Doe" in the legal papers, the woman -- who had a right to be seated in the VIP section -- was first approached by Depp's team when she was unable to return to her seat except via the entrance closest to his seat. She claims his guards attempted to prevent her return to the area until she explained she had left her cane with her husband and couldn't climb the stairs to the other entrance.
The lawsuit goes on to claim that Depp and his team were "huddled and speaking to one another" while glancing at her. According to E! News, the complaint alleges that Depp was "supplying direct supervision and management of his security guards and directing their current and future actions."
The security went on to bother her again and again, she states, doing everything from prying her iPhone from her hand "one finger at a time," dragging her to another area of the VIP section, attempting to handcuff her while saying they were off-duty police officers, and even physically dragging her on the floor through the Hollywood Palladium, causing her slacks to fall off her torso and hips.
Jane Doe, a medical professor at UC Irvine, states that she suffered "injuries to the extreme and outrageous humiliation" at the hands of Depp's team. And she maintains that the actor was entirely aware that she was disabled and aware of what his team was doing.
Depp and his reps have yet to comment on the lawsuit.