A girl who accused former Brooklyn Nets and LA Lakers participant Darius Morris of assault is now asking a court docket to enter a default judgment towards him for not responding to her case, Manhattan court docket papers present.
Kristen Summer season had filed go well with towards the 30-year-old ex-NBA participant in Manhattan Supreme Court docket in April alleging “assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional misery, and gender motivated violence,” in response to court docket paperwork.
“Thus far defaulting defendants haven’t submitted their reply to [her] grievance,” Summer season’s lawyer, Alex Cabeceiras, wrote in new papers Thursday.
Summer season is in search of a default judgment towards Morris in addition to a court docket date to find out damages towards him, the paperwork say.
Morris was arrested in April 2020 on costs of assault, harassment and obstruction of respiratory or blood circulation involving a lady who wasn’t recognized on the time. He allegedly repeatedly kicked and hit her and put his hand over her mouth, in response to a legal grievance.
Morris’s legal lawyer, Stacey Richman, has now confirmed to The Submit that Summer season was the accuser in that case.
Morris additionally was individually charged with violating an order of safety towards the girl when he confirmed up within the hallway outdoors of her house a couple of weeks after the alleged assault. He was launched on each legal circumstances, that are pending.
Richman advised The Submit on Friday that she was solely alerted to the lawsuit towards her shopper after The Submit known as her for remark about Summer season’s request for a default judgment.
“I don’t suppose Mr. Morris is conscious of this go well with, and we can be in search of depart to enter and to correctly reply to the allegations,” Richman stated.
An ex-girlfriend of Morris named Kristen Evangaline lately got here out on Instagram with graphic images and movies of home violence that she claimed Morris dedicated towards her final April, the Florida New Occasions reported. It was not instantly clear if Kristen Evangaline and Kristen Summer season are the identical particular person.