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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

THE WORLD OUT THERE: DEPPLY DISTURBED




LONDON -- Johnny Depp was back to his bad-boy ways when he chased off photographers with a piece of wood outside a trendy restaurant, police said.


Police held the actor for almost four hours after the fracas Sunday at Mirabelle, where he had dined with French actress Vanessa Paradis, newspapers reported.


Monday's newspapers carried photos of Depp clutching the wood, being questioned by police and being taken into custody. The Sun tabloid reported that Depp "flipped out" and started screaming obscenities when photographers tried to take his picture.


"Johnny Depp is a person who guards his privacy. He had asked photographers to abstain from photographing him. Unfortunately, they persisted and intentionally provoked him," Depp's publicist Leslee Dart said.