LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Fred Davis is having a busy offseason. Not only is the tight end, formerly of the Washington Redskins, testing the free agency waters, he’s also in court seeking closure on a bizarre nightclub incident two years ago that ended with an accused ‘madam/pimpette’ having her outfit and emotional health (allegedly) ruined.
Makini R. Chaka is seeking more than $350,000 in damages from Davis after alleging he dumped juice on her and threw an empty pitcher at her head during an exchange at Josephine Nightclub and Lounge in January 2011. The large sum is to help cover the loss of her suede boots, ensuing medical bills and emotional distress.
A bodyguard for Davis has previously testified that Chaka is “a ‘madam/pimpette’ who provides escorts to high-profile athletes and entertainers.” The plaintiff denies those claims and says she is a “celebrity broker” of sorts.
Davis, who briefly represented himself at the trial before wisely acquiring the services of an attorney, has admitted to dumping juice on Chaka, but denies throwing the pitcher.
The tight end gave his version of their encounter in court.
“I didn’t throw the bottle,” Davis testified, per TheBigLead.com. “The bottle came out of my hand.”
“I release it, I didn’t throw it . . . I didn’t thrown it at her. Period.”
Over the weekend, attorneys for Chaka posted video of the altercation on YouTube, hoping to bolster their version of the incident. But does it really contradict Davis’ testimony? Did he really “throw” it at the woman or did he simply “release” it?