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Man Refiles Claim Against NBA Hoopster

MILWAUKEE (CN) - After scoring 18 points in an NBA game, Charlie Villanueva "assaulted and battered" a man in an unprovoked attack inside a Milwaukee night club, the man claims in Milwaukee County Court. Plaintiff Daniel Fischer filed a similar complaint in April 2009; it was dismissed.

Fischer claims Villanueva, now a Detroit Piston, attacked him inside Decibel nightclub on Feb. 22, 2008. At the time, Villanueva was a Milwaukee Buck.

In his first complaint, Fischer called the attack "completely unprovoked."

Villanueva told 620WTMJ.com radio that Fischer's claims were "outrageous" and that he knows "no such thing about it."

He added, "Reality is, there's going to be some people out there that are going to try to get you. It's just bottom line, but I'm not fazed at it by all. I'm not worried about it because I didn't do nothing."

Villanueva came under fire last year when he was caught Tweeting during halftime of a Bucks-Celtics match. The Associated Press reported that he was given a talking-to by Bucks coach Scott Skiles after posting, "In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We're playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up."

Skiles felt Villanueva' gave the impression that the team wasn't "serious and focused at all times," the AP reported.

In the new, bare-bones complaint, Fischer claims Villanueva permanently injured him. He seeks punitive damages. He is represented by Alan Eisenberg.

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