Nick Saban's Daughter, Kristen, Accused of Sorority Catfight Beatdown

Nick Saban's Daughter, Kristen, Accused of Sorority Catfight Beatdown

Published Jul. 11, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

 First came Harvey Updyke killing the trees, then came the Alabama teabagging, and now comes the Triple Crown of Crimson Tide fandom, Nick Saban's only daughter, a former Phi Mu at Alabama is being sued for delivering a beat down of epic proportions. A concusssion, lacerations, and difficulty studying. That's a process of beatings. Think of it as the sorority girl equivalent of the BCS title game, total domination from start to finish.

Somehwere Jordan Jefferson is like, "I feel you Sarah Grimes."

It begins as all sorority catfights do, over a boy.  

Back in happier times Alabama officially announced that Grimes and Saban were sorority sisters. Post-catfight Kristen is no longer a Phi Mu. 



How did this civil lawsuit initially come to light? An LSU fan posted it on a message board. 

Only in the SEC. 

We actually held this for several hours after being tipped off -- after all LSU pranks are notorious for their amazing details -- and reached out to Alabama to see if they had a comment on the civil litigation. So far Alabama has said nothing in response to our emails. 

Thursday morning Alabama responded to OKTC's request for comment, referring all questions to Kristen Saban's attorney. 

Shortly thereafter OKTC received the following email from attorney Joshua P. Hayes: "Bob Prince and I are proud to represent Kristen Saban. We strongly dispute the allegations -- and that's all they are at this point -- made in the complaint. We will vigorously defend Kristen and the truth will come out."

Saban's attorneys filed a motion to dismiss this morning, which you can read in full here.

We've also reached out to both lawyers in the complaint to see whether or not Saban's daughter has filed her response to the lawsuit. When we hear from either attorney we'll update the story as well. 

In the meantime, the big question here is this: Nick Saban is worth tens of millions so why didn't he just settle this lawsuit before it went public? For a couple of hundred thousand this story would have never seen the light of day. Now it's everywhere. 

The details according to the complaint?

Well the details are basically mad libs Internet viral: sorority fight, plus the SEC's best coach, plus insane quotes, plus...just read the complaint for yourself.

The best news for Alabama is that the Freeh report comes out tomorrow morning and will help kill the momentum of this story.

But this is enough for Alabama to claim a new crown, your stupidity has officially been topped Kentucky and the Crimson Tide just claimed a new national title.   

Then, well, just read the complaint for yourself. 





Plaintiff, ) 



Defendant. ) 


1. The Plaintiff is over the age of nineteen (19) years; and she is 

attending the University of Alabama. 

2. The Defendant is over the age of nineteen (19) years; and she is 

attending the University of Alabama. 

3. In August 2010, Kristen Saban and Sarah Grimes were friends and 

sorority sisters. 

4. On Saturday, August 28, 2010, Kristen Saban, McKinnon 

Moultrie, Hannah Muncher, and Meaghan Williams were playing "power hour" 

which is a drinking game on YouTube, where you drink every time the song 


5. Sarah Grimes arrived around 11:00 pm and began playing "power 


6. Around 12:00 a.m., August 29, 2010, Kristen, McKinnon, Hannah, 

Meaghan, and Sarah went to the bar called Rounders. 


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7. At the bar, the drinking continued and Kristen's behavior became 

more erratic. 

8. Kristen had been dating "BV" who was also at Rounder's that 


9. Kristen became angry with "BV" because he was not paying 

enough attention to her. 

10. Kristen, Hannah, and Sarah stayed at the bar until last call when 

the lights came on, and Kristen had to sign her tab. 

11. The plan was to go back home to freshen up and then go over to a 

pledge sister's house. 

12. "BV" was also going, so Kristen wanted to go as well. 

13. Kristen drove everyone back home where everyone gathered in the 

kitchen and had a snack. 

14. Kristen became upset with "BV" again, while talking over the 


15. Kristen was lying on the floor next to McKinnon and Hannah 

saying how everyone did not understand "how it was" for her and Kristen became 


16. After Kristen refused to get off the floor after several people had 

tried to help her, Sarah looked over at Kristen and said, "Kristen, please just shut 

up. We're all sick and tired of hearing it." 

17. Kristen jumped up off the floor screaming "No one likes you, you 

don't have any friends" and stormed to her room. 

18. Sarah was laughing at this point because it was not unusual 

behavior for Kristen and made the comment, "You really need therapy." 

19. Kristen then screamed at Sarah, "Yeah, because that obviously 

worked so well for you!" and then slammed her bedroom door. 

20. Everyone in the kitchen was used to seeing Kristen behave this 

way, and no one thought much of it. 

21. About thirty minutes later, Hannah went to check on Kristen in her 

room and closed the door. 

22. For the next thirty or so minutes, Courtney, McKinnon and Sarah 

were lying in Courtney's bed (across the hall from Kristen's) with the door open, 

waiting to go to the Waffle House. 

23. Sarah checked her Facebook via her phone and saw that Kristen 

had posted a status saying "No one likes Sarah! Yayyyyy!" 

24. Sarah showed Courtney her phone, and got up off the bed saying 

"I'm done." 

25. Courtney cautioned Sarah from confronting Kristen about the 

status because of her known violent nature and previous assault on others. 

26. Sarah stated to Courtney, "Well if she touches me, I'll kill her." 

27. Sarah walked across the hall, with her phone in hand and knocked 

on Kristen's door with the palm of her hand saying, "You've got five seconds to 

take it off, or I'm going to tell everyone that you punched Daniel (Kristen's 

former boyfriend) in the face last week. Try me." 

28. Kristen did not respond but opened the door seconds later waving 

her phone in Sarah's face, causing Sarah to move backwards towards Courtney's 

bedroom door. 

29. Kristen was yelling, "I took it off, I took it off!" 

30. Sarah responded, "That's fine, but we're done, you're crazy." 

31. Kristen immediately used both of her hands and shoved Sarah into 

the corner of Courtney's open door, slamming Sarah's head. 

32. Sarah defended herself by pushing Kristen into the opposite wall, 

saying "Don't touch me." 

32. Kristen proceeded to punch Sarah Grimes multiple times in her 

head and nose, and to pull Sarah's hair, even though Kristen knew that Sarah had 

really bad migraines from a prior head injury from an automobile accident. 

33. By this time Meghan, who was outside in the parking lot, heard the 

yelling and ran upstairs. 

34. Sarah screamed "I'm calling the cops!" 

35. Kristen's grip on Sarah's hair prevented Sarah from getting away 

and they moved down the hall toward the kitchen as Sarah tried to get away. 

36. After multiple blows to Sarah's face, Hannah intervened and tried 

to pull Kristen away but was unable to do so due to Kristen's grip of Sarah's hair 

and Kristen refused to stop hitting Sarah. 

37. The screaming woke up Beth Terry, who immediately jumped in to 

help pull Kristen off from behind (Beth's shirt was ripped and stained with 

Sarah's blood). 

38. It took both Beth Terry and Hannah Muncher to pull Kristen off of 


39. Once Kristen stopped hitting Sarah, Sarah saw a large amount on 

blood on the wood floor. 

40. Sarah looked down and noticed a great amount of blood was 

running down her chest and into her bra. 

41. Sarah felt her nose and realized that the blood was coming from it. 

42. Kristen turned to go back to her room, picking Sarah's phone up 

off the floor and throwing it into the wall, attempting to break it. 

43. Sarah followed Kristen along with the other witnesses into her 

bedroom to talk to her and found her lying on the floor to the left of her bed, with 

her eyes closed and crying. 

44. When Sarah caught a glimpse of her face in the mirror from her 

bathroom, she saw that her temple had swollen to the size of a tennis ball, which 

was extremely alarming to Sarah. 

45. Sarah kneeled down on the floor next to Kristen and calmly said, 

"Open your eyes and look at my face" 

46. Kristen slightly sat up, opened her eyes, and Sarah said "I would 

never do this to you." 

47. Kristen responded, "You grabbed my throat!" 

48. Sarah told Kristen that she did that in self-defense because Kristen 

had thrown Sarah into the door frame and Sarah had to get Kristen off of her. 

49. Kristen's eyes appeared to roll back into her head as if she had just 

realized the severity of the situation, and Kristen fell back and started crying 


50. Sarah then told Kristen that she (Sarah) needed to go to the 


51. After Courtney agreed that Sarah needed to get checked out, 

Kristen began hysterically crying louder and screaming "I'm going to jail!" over 

and over. 

52. Sarah went to DCH, the trauma hospital in Tuscaloosa. 

53. Sarah was taken to the hospital by Courtney Reigel, Beth Terry, 

and McKinnon Moultrie. 

54. Sarah reported that she had been assaulted by her friend who had 

hit Sarah's face repeatedly with her fists. 

55. Sarah also reported that she had been bleeding some from her nose. 

56. The emergency physician observed Sarah had a hematoma to the 

left side of her face and abrasions were seen on the bridge of Sarah's nose and left 


57. The physician diagnosed Sarah with an elbow contusion, a 

concussion, cervical strain, and headache. Later, Sarah would be diagnosed with 

a deviated septum. 

58. The emergency physician informed Sarah that her injuries were 

very serious and could have been life threatening. 

59. The concussion was so bad that it affected Sarah's ability to 

concentrate and do her schoolwork. 

60. University of Alabama police officers, Tuscaloosa police officers, 

and the University of Alabama Dean of Students responded to an assault call at 

the DCH emergency room. 

61. The officers spoke with Sarah Grimes, Courtney Reigel and Beth 

Terry; McKinnon had left the hospital before the police arrived. 

62. The officers were told what had happened. 

63. The officers observed bruises to Sarah's left eye and took 

photographs of Sarah's injuries. 

64. Sarah stated that she did not want to have Kristen criminally 


65. The beating was submitted to Judicial Affairs at the University and 

Kristen pled guilty. 

66. Kristen was ordered to take psychological testing, an anger 

management class, and a no contact order was issued between Kristen and Sarah. 

67. As a result of the beating and the head injuries Sarah Grimes 

sustained by Kristen Saban, Sarah has had repeated night terrors, anxiety, physical 

trembling, fears of dying from brain injuries, trouble sleeping, and intrusive 

recollections of the event. 

68. Sarah also had an increase in her migraine headaches since the 


69. Based on the psychological problems that Sarah incurred from the 

beating, she began to see a psychologist for the severe emotional trauma that she 

sustained from the beating. 

70. On December 27, 2011, Sarah Grimes underwent nasal surgery 

with osteotomies and reconstruction. 

71. When the doctor performed the surgery, he could see the petition 

in the middle of Sarah's nose was deformed, was shifted, and it was a direct result 

of the beating that Sarah received from Kristen. 


72. Plaintiff adopts and realleges paragraphs 1-71, above, as if set out 

in full herein. 

73. The Defendant Kristen Saban did negligently, recklessly, 

maliciously, willfully and/or wantonly assault and batter the Plaintiff. 

74. As a result of the beating, the Plaintiff felt physically threatened 

and suffered physical injuries, mental anguish, emotional distress, humiliation, 

permanent emotional and psychological injury, and other damages for which she 

claims compensatory and punitive damages. 


judgment against the Defendant Kristen Saban for compensatory and punitive 

damages in an amount which the Jury finds reasonable and justifiable under the 

circumstances, plus costs and interest, but avers that the Plaintiff's claim is for more 

than $10,000.00.

 This has gotta be worth at least two national titles, right?

And good luck with that jury trial.