Woman Claims NFL Back Assaulted Her
(CN) - Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and his bodyguard assaulted a woman and abandoned her on the New Jersey Turnpike after a night of partying, the woman claims in court.
"Mary Roe" sued McCoy, his John Doe bodyguard aka Big John, and Premier Luxury Rentals, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Roe claims she was one of 15 young women who accompanied McCoy, his bodyguard and three other men on a bus trip from Philadelphia to a nightclub in New York City on Dec. 18, 2012.
Roe, who claims she was invited to the party by McCoy's publicist, says the plan was to ride to the nightclub in a bus rented from Premier Luxury Rentals, and return in the early of Dec. 19, 2012.
During the ride home, "McCoy and some of the male guests began to spray the female guests, including the plaintiff, with water," the complaint states.
It continues: "When plaintiff protested, McCoy directed Big John to 'get her.' Big John and/or McCoy then struck plaintiff in the face, causing her to fall to the ground, physically restrained her while she was lying on the ground, poured a beverage onto her hair, clothes, and body, and forcibly dragged and pushed her. McCoy ordered the driver to stop on the side of the highway, and after the driver did so, both Big John and McCoy then forcibly ejected plaintiff from the bus.
"After some of the guests complained about the ejection of plaintiff from the bus, Big John and McCoy forcibly placed her back into the bus and pushed her into a seat. When the bus stopped at a service area ... plaintiff told McCoy the she had called the police. The party bus resumed its trip, leaving the plaintiff stranded at the rest stop. After reporting the assault to New Jersey State police, plaintiff needed to take two trains back to Philadelphia."
Roe seeks more than $50,000 in compensatory damages and punitive damages for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence.
She is represented by Bernard M. Gross of Philadelphia.