Yoko Ono publicist files suit against NYC restaurant

09/01/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

New York – The publicist for Yoko Ono has filed a lawsuit against Batali eatery Eataly over an alleged assault and homophobic slurs. As reported by Reuters, Kip Kouri alleges in the suit that bouncers at the restaurant in Manhattan called him derogatory names and threw him through a glass window.

According to Kouri’s attorney, Richard Klass, his client sustained injuries to his leg, head, and knees in the incident. The commotion reportedly began after Kouri and his family discovered their reservation had been given away.

Klass is quoted as stating, “That created a fuss that ended up in a loud argument. They started calling him names, referring to him as being homosexual…The bouncers threw him through a plate glass window and he ended up on the street.”

A spokesperson for Eataly denied that is was occurred stating that instead Kouri had to be removed by security from the eatery. Cristina Villa is quoted by the New York Daily News as stating, “While doing so, the whole group banged into the glass window, which crashed, injuring all involved, including our guards.”

Kouri’s lawsuit is seeking $10 million in punitive damages, and unspecified personal injury damages.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – New York Legal News

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