Atlanta Hawks guard Rajon Rondo currently finds himself in the center of a $1 million lawsuit.
Toktam Jorshari, the woman bringing the lawsuit, alleges that the assault in question occurred over a parking spot. She insists that Rondo and his girlfriend confronted her because, in their estimation, she parked too close to Rondo’s Rolls Royce.
As a result, Jorshari is suing both Rondo and his girlfriend for unspecified damages in excess of $1 million. She is insisting that she suffered injuries in the altercation and is suing the pair for assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress, and conspiracy.
Rajon Rondo girl put hands 🤛🏽🤛🏽 on her.
— Po7o (@6GodPolo) December 23, 2020
In a clip from the incident, Jorshari can be seen exchanging words with Rondo and his girlfriend. When she moves toward Rondo’s girlfriend, the Hawks star intercedes and pushes Jorshari away.
Rondo can then be seen holding back his girlfriend briefly before letting her loose to throw punches.
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 23, 2020
“In the NBA, unnecessary and excessive contact is considered a Flagrant 2 foul, which can result in a fine, ejection and possible suspension of a player,” attorneys Eddie Tehrani & Arnold Gross said.
“Outside the NBA such conduct is considered an assault and battery. No man should ever put their hands on a woman, ESPECIALLY an NBA basketball player with superior height, and strength. The video speaks for itself.”
Rondo’s representation, meanwhile, insists he did nothing wrong.
Yikes James Harden. https://t.co/vzl1watt5q
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 22, 2020
“The plaintiff chose to park her car two inches from Mr. Rondo’s door, and the plaintiff was not in an assigned parking spot. The plaintiff refused to wear a mask during a short 30 second encounter, and also refused to move her car,” lawyer Mark Baute told TMZ.
“The plaintiff and Mr. Rondo’s girlfriend had an unpleasant encounter that lasted roughly 10 seconds, and Mr. Rondo tried to prevent them from any further interaction, which was awkward due to (a) his thumb being broken, and (b) the plaintiff not wearing a mask.”
Will the league step in and make a comment of some sort on this pending case?
Time will tell.