Johnny Depp’s next lawyer speaks out as he prepares to go back to court on assault charges

Johnny Depp's legal troubles have been ongoing for quite a while now

During the past six weeks, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was involved in a defamation case involving his ex-wife, Amber Heard

Depp ultimately won the case, as Heard was found guilty of defamation on three counts and must now pay millions to her ex

Despite what appears to be Depp's closure on that matter, a former colleague has filed a lawsuit against him alleging assault

The accuser's lawyer is speaking out ahead of the trial

In 2018, Brooks filed suit alleging that the star punched him twice in the rib cage

According to the crew member, by committing the purported act, Depp caused him "emotional distress

Brooks also stated that after Depp allegedly punched him, he began to taunt him

Before the actor allegedly offered him $100,000 to punch him in the face