By LG

Below is a copy the text of the law suit filled against Browns running back former 1st round draft pick (3rd overall) Trent Richardson. This is the exact text copied from the court documents filed in the Court of common pleas in CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO. This is bad news for Browns fans,if these allegations are true.  The last thing they needed is a guy who is just another punk making a ton of money. What kind of example is this guy setting for the City of Cleveland? Lets hope this turns out to be false.

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO

JONES CASE NO.
5697 Longwood

Maple Heights, Ohio 44137

And, JUDGE:

KATH LEEN ER

3839 E. 142 St.

Cleveland, Ohio 44128

. COMPLAINT
Plaintiffs, JURY DEMAND)

TRENT RICHARDSON

24752 Eagle Pointe Ct.
Columbia Station OH 44028

And,

SEVINA FATU

24752 Eagle Pointe Ct.
Columbia Station OH 44028
And,

TERRELL
2475?. Eagle Pointe Ct.
Columbia Station OH 44028
And,

JANE DOE #1

24752 Eagle Pointe Ct.
Columbia Station OH 44028

And,

THE PARTIES

“Plaintiffs, Jones and Kathleen Hunter are residents of Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Det’endant Trent Richardson is a member of the Cleveland Browns Football Team and a
resident of Ohio.

Defendant, Sevina Patti is Defendant Trent Richardson’s girl friend, the mother of his
three children and a resident of Ohio who resides with Mr. Richardson at his compound
in Columbia Station, Ohio.

Defendant, Terrell Richardson is the brother of Deferidant Trent Richardson and resides
with Mr. Richardson at his compound in Columbia Station, Ohio. Defendant, Terrell
Richardson had been involved in a relationshi.p with Plaintiff’, Jones at various
times during calendar year 2.0 2.

Defendant, Jane Doe #1 and Defeiida.nt_._ Jane Doe #2 are believed to be frieiids and/or
relatives of Defendant, Trent Richardson who either reside with Mr. “Richardson at his

compound or were social guests and invitees at said compound on December 10, 2013.

FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS

At all times Plaintiff, Jones was a personal friend of Defendant Trent Richardson,
and a personal friend ofDefendant, Sevina Fatu. Moreover, Plaintiff, Jones had
been in a relationship with Defendant Terrell Richardson at various times during calendar
year 201 2 up until the time of the events complained of herein.

On December 9, 2012 Plaintiffs ones and Plaintiff, Kathleen Hunter were a.t
Ruinors night club on W. 6 St. in Cleveland, Ohio. While there they became part of a
group eelebrating 21 Cleveland Browns victory along with Defendant, Sevina Pam and
other mernbers of Defendant, Trent Richardson’s family and/ or entourage.

The celebration continued. into the early hours of December O, 2012 and after Rumors
night club closed “Plaintiffs were invited by Defendant Sevina Pam, and other members of
Trent Richardson’s farnily and/or entourage to continue the party at Defendant Trent
Richardson’s compound on Eagles Point Court in Columbia Station, Ohio.

Plaintiffs departed Rumors in the company of Defendant, Sevina Fatu; Defendant, Jane
Doe and Defendant, Jane Doe While wa.1.king to their respective vehicles parked
in the Warehouse District of Cleveland, Plaintiffs were repeatedly asked by Defendant,
Sevina Fatn to come to the Richardson. eompound to continue the celebration.

On their arrival Plaintiffs were social guests and invitees at the Richardson compound.
On their arrival. inside the home within the Richardson compound Plaintiff, ones
inquired about Defendant, Terrell Richardson and his wh.ereabo’uts.

Plaintiff, Jones was told by Defendant, Trent Richardson that Defendant, Terrell

Richardson did not wish t.o speak with Plaintiff, Jones.

Plaintiffs, Jones and Kathleen Hunter were asked by Defendant Trent Richardson
to leave the Richardson compound.

Jones and Kath.leen Hunter complied and left Defendant, Trent
Richardsoifs home.

While still in the driveway as Plaintiffs were entering their vehicle Defendant Trent
Richardson becarne enraged, ran out ofhis home and shouted after them.

Defendant Trent Richardson verbally accosted Plaintiffs while they were in his driveway.
Defendant Trent Richardson shouted and cursed that Plaintiffs had “disrespected his
house” by sl_ammi_ng a door.

As Plaintiffs attempted to leave the driveway “Defendant Trent R.i.cha’rdson slammed his
fist onto the hood of “Plaintiff Jones” vehicle, denting the hood,causing damage in
excess of ,500 and placing the Plaintiffs in fear for their safety.

“Defendant Trent Richardson then stood behind Plaintiffs vehicle preventing them from
backing up and called for Defendant Sevina Fate. to come out and attack Plaintiffs.
Defendants, Sevina Fatu; Doe Jane Doe #2 and Defendant Terrell Richardson
exited the house and came out to the driveway.

Defendant, Trent “Richards shouted curses, and commands, insisting that Defendant
Sevina Fatu, come out of the house and physically assault the Plaintiffs in retribution for
“disres_pecting” Richardson’s house.

Acting on Defendant Trent Richardson’s urging, and obeying his commands, Defendant
Sevina Fate opened the driver’s door and began punimeling “Plaintiff Kathleen Hunter

with her fists as Plaintiff Hunter sat in the drivers seat.

Acting on Defendant Trent Richardson’s urging and obeying his cornmands, Defendant,
Sevina Fatu struck Plaintiff Kathleen Hunter numerous times on her face and then pu.lled
Plaintiff Kathleen Hunter out of the vehicle by her hair.

Defendant, Sevina Fatu joined by Defendants Jane “Doe #l and Jane Doe #2 continued to
beat and pummel Plaintiff Hunter with their fists and feet at the urging of and obeying the
cornrnands of Defendant Trent Richardson who urged them and instructed them to do so.
Defendant, Trent Richardson and Defendant, Terrell Richardson by their physical
presence, their actions and their Verbalized ‘urging, lent support and encourageinent to
Defendants Fatu, Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 and placed Plaintiff Kathleen Hu.n.t.er in
fear that these large, and formidable “men would injure her as well.

Defendant Sevina Patti, joined by Defendants, Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 then turned
their physical attacks against Plaintiff Jones.

Defendant Sevina Fatu, Ditfendant Jane Doe #1 and Defendant Jane Doe #2 proceeded
to beat and puinmel Plaintiff Jones with their fists and feet at the urging and
cornrnands ofDefendant Trent Richardson in the driveway of the Richardson compound.
Defendant Trent Richardson and Defendant Terrell Richardson by their physical
presence, their actions and their verbal urgings, lent support and encouragements to
Defendants Fatu, Doe #l and Doe #2 and placed Plaintiff, Jones in fear that these
two large, and formidable men would injure her as well.

Plaintiffs were eventually able to free themselves from their atta.cl

33the direct and proximate result of the acts cornplained of “Plaintiffs have suffered
bodily iniuries including but not limited to lacerations and bruises of the face and body;
injuries ofthe and soft tissue injuries which will. be dernonstra.ted at Trial..

As the direct and proxiinate result of the acts complained of Plaintiffs have suffered
serious emotional harm including but not limited to fear, embarrassrnent, humiliation,
anxiety and mental distress.

COUNT ONE (BATTERY)
Plairitiffs re aver each paragraph. stated above as though fully re written.
The intentional acts committed by these Defendants constitute civil battery.
COUNT TWO (ASSAULT)
Plaintiffs re aver each paragraph stated above as though fully re written.
The intentional acts committed by these Defendants constitute civil assault.
COUNT THREE DISTRESS)

Plaintiffs re aver each paragraph stated above as thotzgh fully re written.

The intentional acts committed by these Defendants constitute the intentional infliction of
emotional distress.

COUNT FOUR (CIVIL

Plaintziffs re aver each. paragraph stated above as though fully re written.

The intentional acts committed by the Defendants constitute a civil conspiracy chiefly
orchestrated by Defendant Trent Richardson and designed to cause harm, bodily injury

and emotional distress to ‘Pla.intiffs, Jones and Kathleen Hunter’.
COUNT FIVE (FALSE

Plaintiffs re aver each. paragraph stated above as though fully re written.

The intentional acts committed by the Defendants in depriving the “Plaintiffs of their
ability to voluntarily leave the Richardson compound constitute a false imprisonment.

COUNT SIX (OTHER CIVIL TORTS

Plaintiffs re aver each paragraph stated above as though fully re written.

The intentional acts committed by the Defendants constitute civil torts alternativel
known as aiding and abetting; working in concert; and criminal solicitation.

PRAYER FOR RELIEF

WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs pray for separate individual judgments against Defendants

jointly and severally in a monetary amounts which will make them whole and compensate them

for their indiyiclual medical expenses; pain. and suffering; and damage to property. Plaintiffs also

pray for punitive damages and the award of attorney fees based on the intentional conduct of

these Defendants and for any and all other forms of legal and equitable relief which this Court

deems appropriate based upon its determination of the facts.

“Respectfully submitted,

Leif a. ciin?tman 100700014)
i/latthew F. Browarek (0040341)
Neal. R. Nandi. 0071730)

2000 Standard Building
Cleveland, Ohio 441 “l 3

(216) 363-6036

Attorneys for Plaintiff

JURY DEMAND

Plaintiffs request ajury maximum number allowable: on all issues so triable_
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

A COPY OF THE FOREGOING HAS BEEN SENT ON THIS 22″‘ DAY OF MARCH, 2013
VIA REGULAR UNITED STATES MAIL TO:

ANTHONY
TUCKER ELLIS LLP
925 Euclid Avenue,
Suite 1150

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

LEIF B. CHRISTMAN

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Readers Comments (7)

  1. ABrown

    Hopefully this will go away, but regardless of how true this is, it’s a situation high profile athletes should make a point of staying away from.

     
  2. marty

    There is always two sides to the story. If any of this is at least half true, Trent’s career is in jeopardy. If drugs and acohol invoved this can be very trying on all. This type of inmature action is not tolerable.

     
  3. RB

    It’s a civil suit. All they’re looking for is money. To my knowledge, no arrests were made.

     
  4. Johnny

    Why did it take almost 4 months to bring this up? Were the cops called that night? I have friends that live on Eagle Point, their houses aren’t necessarily ‘compounds’. Why weren’t the cops called in that night? They are looking for damages to their pain and suffering from that night….and attorneys fees, of course. I don’t know, it sounds a little sketchy.

     
    • LG

      All good questions

       
  5. NINO

    SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD POSSIBLY BE BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION. WHY IT TOOK MONTHS FOR THE CHARGES, MAKES ONE THINK MONEY MAY BE THE OBJECT, SINCE HE IS A CLEVELAND BROWN. I AGREE WITH JOHNNY AND RB…IN ANY CASE, TRENT SHOULD GROW UP AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT HE DOES ON AND OFF THE GRIDIRON…ADVERSE PUBLICITY CONCERNING THE BROWNS IS NOT WHAT THE NEW OWNERSHIP WILL TOLERATE……………

     
  6. LAMONT

    PAY THEM MAKE IT GO AWAY AND NEXT TIME DONT PARTY AT YA HOUSE #1 AND DONT BE HAVING RANDOM PEOPLE INVITE PEOPLE TO YOUR HOME

     

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