Vince Neil Sued For $1 Million Over Alleged Assault

By | September 16, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is being sued for $1 million by a Los Angeles record producer over an alleged violent altercation that took place on April 28.

The lawsuit, filed on September 12 in Los Angeles Superior Court by Michael Schuman, accuses the 41-year old rock singer of battery, intentional infliction of emotional damage, and negligence.

Also named in the suit is Mario Maglieri, owner of the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California, where the incident took place.

The lawsuit states that Schuman was exiting his vehicle in front of the restaurant when he was “violently and brutally” attacked without provocation by Neil, fell and fractured his elbow. Schuman also claims he was struck with a fist or an object, causing injury to his head.

In addition, the lawsuit holds the Rainbow responsible as well, claiming the establishment failed to exercise proper security and was aware of Neil’s “propensity for violence.”

Schuman is seeking punitive damages in excess of $1 million, plus interest, along with attorney’s fees, lawsuit filing fees, and additional or further relief as determined by the court.

Neil was charged on August 7 by West Hollywood’s district attorney’s office with misdemeanor battery for the alleged incident.

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