Suit: 2 women assaulted at Browns’ Richardson home
Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson has been sued by
two women who say they were assaulted at his home last year.
The lawsuit by Krystal Jones of Maple Heights and Kathleen
Hunter of Cleveland was filed Friday in Cuyahoga County Common
Pleas Court, their lawyer told the Plain Dealer of Cleveland
(http://bit.ly/YznbOg ). Richardson’s brother, Terrell; his
girlfriend, Sevina Fatu; and two other women also were named in the
According to the complaint, the women were celebrating a Browns
victory with Trent Richardson and others at a night club on Dec. 6
and were later invited back to Richardson’s home in Columbia
Station. Not long after they arrived at his home, the women were
asked to leave, the complaint said.
The women say they exited the house and were able to get in a
vehicle when Richardson emerged from the house, cursing them for
slamming a door and saying they ”disrespected his house.”
Richardson then banged on the hood of Jones’ vehicle, causing
damage of more than $1,500, the lawsuit said. He then urged his
girlfriend to attack the plaintiffs, according to the lawsuit.
Fatu and the two other female defendants began hitting and
kicking Hunter with Richardson’s encouragement, the complaint said.
The women then turned the attack on Jones, 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 defendants, the lawsuit
Jones and Hunter suffered lacerations and bruises on their face
and body and eye injuries, according to the lawsuit. The women want
the plaintiffs to pay for their medical treatment, property damages
and attorney fees. They’re also seeking punitive damages.
Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis told the newspaper the team was
”aware of the situation,” but he declined to comment further. The
Associated Press left a message seeking comment from Richardson’s
agent, Jimmy Sexton, on Saturday night.
Richardson, who played college ball at Alabama, was the third
pick in the 2012 NFL draft.