Johnny Gill Sues Four Seasons Hotel After Being Attacked By A Drunk Racist
Johnny Gill has filed a $1 million dollar lawsuit against the Four Seasons Hotel for allowing a drunk white man to hurl racial slurs and physically attack him.
The 47-year old superstar says last Friday (Aug. 23rd), he was lounging on the patio at the Four Season Hotel in L.A. with friends when the incident occurred. Gill says it was approximately 11 p.m. when an inebriated white patron came up to him, unprovoked, and called him out of his name with "racially charged negative remarks." To make matters worse, when the New Edition legend objected to the mans behavior, he was physically attacked. Johnny Gill says the drunken man pushed him so hard he fell against a heating lamp, causing him to be injured.
While all this is going on, hotel security did nothing. Gill says that security was present, but they did nothing to stop the man from hurling the racial remarks nor anything to intervene when he attacked him. So, the singer filed a $1 million lawsuit against the hotel for damages do to negligence, failure to intervene, failure to exercise reasonable care, pain and suffering,medical expenses and loss of income, in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Here's a look at the formal complaint:
“At approximately 11 p.m. on said date, another guest who was obviously very inebriated sitting at another table in the patio area, without provocation hurled racially charged remarks at plaintiff.
“Plaintiff is African American and this individual who uttered these racially charged negatives remarks was Caucasian.
“Plaintiff objected to these unsolicited remarks and when he did so, this individual pushed plaintiff with such force and intensity that plaintiff was thrust up against a heating lamp causing great bodily injury with resulting pain and suffering, major medical expenses and loss of earnings as plaintiff was unable to perform as an entertainer, plaintiff’s extremely successful and lucrative chosen profession for over 20 years.
“At no time did defendant’s security employees, staff or representative offer any assistance to plaintiff nor did any such intervene to protect plaintiff, prevent the individual from becoming inebriated and thus behaving in an unruly manner the result of which was the assault that was committed on plaintiff and the resulting injuries to plaintiff.”