After the infamous n-word rant in 2006, Richards was sued last month by photographer Brendon O’Neal who claims Richards approached him on the street August 25 in a “menacing manner, with closed fists,” then proceeded to beat him up badly.
O’Neal claims Richards punched him in the face, knocked him to the ground, and then went on to kick repeatedly at his arms, hands, and camera.
O’Neal also says he suffered “great mental, physical, and nervous pain and suffering” – and is suing for unspecified damages, medical expenses, and more.
The lawsuit gives no explanation as to what triggered the alleged beating. We might suspect that Michael Richards had probably a nervous breakdown.
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