The Los Angeles Police Department wants to meet Johnny Depp. So do I, but for different reasons.
Johnny Depp is wanted for questioning by LAPD regarding an alleged incident involving one of his bodyguards. Apparently, Depp attended an Iggy Pop concert at the Hollywood Palladium last Thursday, where his bodyguard injured a disabled woman. I think there's a 90% chance this "disabled woman" was Iggy Pop himself.
Anyway, 52 year-old Robyn Ecker claims a member of Depp's entourage grabbed her wrists and wrestled her to the ground after she was dancing too close to his VIP table at the Palladium.
The woman says she paid $600 for the tickets as a birthday gift for her husband. She went to the hospital following the incident and then filed a complaint with the LAPD. Officers are now trying to contact Johnny and his bodyguards to interview them about what happened.
According to TMZ, Robyn's assistant confirmed that she was wasted during the night, and a law enforcement source reported that she was drunk when she made the complaint.
And if that's not enough drama for Johnny, he's also outraging a few conservative Christian groups, and we all know how hard that is to do.
Depp recently lent his voice to a tongue-in-cheek Christmas tune by British act Babybird. The tune is called Jesus Stag Night Club, and tells the story of a group of teens who hire a Jesus lookalike to organize a bachelor party. The lookalike ends up getting drunk and stuff and then its revealed that he's actually Jesus.
Lee Douglas, a spokesperson for the Christian Coalition, called the song "blasphemy" and added that Johnny Depp will burn in Hell. No, seriously:
"One day, Johnny Depp and his cronies will face the judgment of our Lord and they will burn in hell for this filth."
A spokesperson for Focus on the Family released a similar statement, saying:
"We are sickened by Mr. Depp's behavior. Why did he need to record this song? It's a slap in the face to Christians all over the world."
Controversy seems to follow Johnny Depp wherever he goes. Just this summer he was in hot water after likening being a celebrity to being raped. Depp later apologized for the metaphor.
"I am truly sorry for offending anyone in any way. I never meant to. It was a poor choice of words on my part in an effort to explain a feeling," he said.