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Depp hit with lawsuit over concert scuffle

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Apr 17, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

The plaintiff, listed as Jane Doe, claims she sustained severe injuries and emotional distress after the Pirates of the Caribbean star's minders hurt her during an Iggy and the Stooges gig at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

She alleges the trouble began when Depp's entourage tried to take away her iPhone, before dragging her out of the VIP section and causing her pants to fall down, "exposing her buttocks to the other... patrons".

The woman, who suffers from fibromyalgia, maintains Depp was aware of the struggle and "was supplying direct supervision and management of his security guards and directing" their actions.

The incident allegedly exacerbated her pre-existing conditions and caused the plaintiff "injuries and extreme and outrageous humiliation".

She is seeking unspecified damages, medical costs, reimbursement for loss of income, attorney's fees and statutory damages.

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