It’s being reported that singer Johnny Gill has filed a lawsuit against a Beverly Hills hotel. Gill is suing the Four Seasons Beverly Hills claiming that a drunk man insulted him repeatedly and beat him so badly he wasn’t able to perform. The assault allegedly took place on August 23, 2011.
The lawsuit reads as such…
“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.”
Gill is seeking $1 million in damages for negligence amongst other things from The Four Seasons.