Written By: @lessh
Adrien Broner has been ordered to pay nearly $830,000 to a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting in a Cleveland Ohio nightclub last year.
Cuyahoga County awarded the victim, who is using the alias Katherine Larson, $500,000 in punitive damages, $250,000 in compensatory damages, and ordered Broner to pay all of her legal fees. Broner did not appear in court to defend himself.
The incident occurred back in June 2018, in which Broner was arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, misdemeanor sexual imposition and abduction, a third-degree felony, in connection with this case. According to court docs, the victim and her friend went to a nightclub in Cleveland’s Warehouse District neighborhood after Game 4 of the NBA Finals, and both were invited back to the club’s VIP section. However, as the night went on, the situation escalated.
Both women told police that Broner came up to the victim from “out of nowhere,” laid on top of her and started forcibly kissing her. She said Broner told her to shut up and kiss him during the attack. Her friend tried to pull Broner off the woman by a fanny pack he was wearing around his waist. But, when she could not get him to stop, she turned to other men and told them to get Broner, the report said.
The woman left the club after Broner got off of her, and because she felt violated, she and her friend went to the Third District police station to file the report.
Despite the ordered payout, Broner’s legal troubles aren’t over just yet, as federal court documents linked him to drug and money laundering investigation just last week.