Trent Richardson being sued for alleged assault
The plaintiffs – Krystal Jones of Maple Heights and Kathleen Hunter of Cleveland filed the lawsuit in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Friday, their lawyer confirmed. Trent Richardson’s brother Terrell, his girlfriend Sevina Fatu and two other women have also been named as defendants in the lawsuit.
The Incident occurred after the Cleveland Browns’ Dec. 9 win, when someone from Trent Richardson’s part invited the two women back to Richardson's residence in Columbia Station from the night club, where they were initially celebrating. However, after a while the two women were asked to leave, according to the lawsuit.
But while the two women were exiting the house and entering their vehicle, Trent Richardson stormed outside, shouting and cursing that they “disrespected his house” by slamming the door. Then Trent Richardson allegedly banged his fist on the hood of Krystal Jones’ car, causing over $1,500 in damages, lawsuit claimed.
The two women further claim that Trent Richardson motivated his girlfriend and two other female defendants to attack them. Sevina Fatu and the two defendants beat Kathleen Hunter with their fists and feet, before turning onto Krystal Jones with Trent Richardson urging them on every step of the way, the lawsuit said.
"Defendant, Trent Richardson and Defendant, Terrell Richardson by their physical presence, their actions and verbalized urging, lent support and encouragement" to the other attacking defendants, the lawsuit stated.
Kathleen Hunter and Krystal Jones claim they finally managed to drive away from the assault after which they called the police and sought medical attention. Both alleged victims suffered eye injuries, as well as busies and lacerations over their face and body. The two women are seeking payment for their medical bills, property damage and attorney fees from the defendants. The lawsuit also includes claim for punitive damages by the defendants.
It is not certain whether the alleged assault case was investigated by authorities for criminal prosecution, and if a decision was made to prosecute or otherwise, before it went into civil court.