This is awful. New York Knicks power forward Kyle O’Quinn allegedly beat up an innocent woman outside of a Manhattan bar, and the victim is suing him and his girlfriend, who reportedly started the attack. Get the details here.
Kyle O’Quinn, 26, allegedly attacked Shakaira Elaine Elie, 22, at Trinity Place Bar and Restaurant on May 22, and Shakaira is fighting back. She filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Supreme Court according to a new report. Read on to see what went down and why Shakaira is suing the Knicks player, his girlfriend, and the restaurant where the fight allegedly took place.
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Shakaira Elie was allegedly assaulted by Kyle and his girlfriend, according to the New York Daily News. Shakaira was partying with friends at Trinity Place Bar when she noticed a tall man staring at her, according to the lawsuit. She had no idea it was the Knicks power forward — who was also with a woman believed to be his girlfriend — at the time. According to the suit’s account, he was giving Shakaira meaningful looks, rather than paying attention to the woman he was with.
As the party ended, Shakaira waited outside for a ride alone while her friend was in the bathroom. Kyle, his girlfriend and posse allegedly left around the same time, and the Knicks player tried to strike up a conversation with Shakaira. According to the suit, she wasn’t interested in talking to him, but Kyle’s companion allegedly attacked her out of jealousy. According to the court documents, Kyle allegedly got involved and grabbed Shakaira by the neck.
Shakaira’s attorney Marion Conde da Silveira told the Daily News that Shakaira is suing the couple as well as the restaurant: “We find it extremely disturbing that a person with his fame, that young people look up to, would not prevent a fight from happening, but instead would brutally attack, choke and slam her to the ground, not once, but twice,” Marion said. The suit also says that Shakaira’s bag and wallet went missing after the alleged attack. She was then admitted to the hospital, where she was treated for bruises all over her body. Shakaira is now suing Kyle and his girlfriend for “he pain and suffering she sustained from the assault”, as well as the restaurant for “failing to have proper security”.
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