The lawsuit that was filed Wednesday, accuses the club of negligence and is seeking $1 million in damages from the business.
According to the Houston Chronicle, On June 25, Moses Malone, Jr., was jumped by several people outside the V Live Houston club, 16213 Richmond. The assault was because of a Facebook post Malone made about Rockets star James Harden, said Houston attorney George Farah who is representing Malone in the lawsuit.
“He criticized James Harden for charging a fee for his basketball camp – a substantial fee,” Farah said.
Malone Jr. told Houston police Malone that Blount, 39, directed the others there to attack him.”He was struck with weapons as well as fists,” Farah said. “One of the individuals kicked him in the face.”
Malone also told police that his jewelry valued at $50,000 was stolen from him during the brawl. He said they ripped his diamond earrings from his ears, according to the lawsuit.
This case is still under investigation and may add additional defendants to the lawsuit, including Harden, if new evidence indicates that he played some kind of role in the attack.
An email message was sent to Harden’s agent in Los Angeles. There was no response.
Currently Malone Jr. is out of state for his safety.
“He’s doing better (but) he’s very frightened,” Farah said. “The individuals involved in this are very dangerous.”
The lawsuit filed on behalf of Malone by his Farah said:
They [V Live] didn’t even notify the police. Anytime you provide an establishment where you collect money from customers, you need to provide a safe space for them. ‘V Live’ did not provide a safe space for Mr. Malone as a customer.