Broner Set To Pay Massive Civil Settlement
One of Adrien Broner’s legal issues has been resolved this week, but there is a hefty cost the former world champion will have to pay.
Per a report from Boxing Scene, a Cuyahoga County judge has ruled that Broner will have to pay a woman nearly $830,000 due to a 2018 assault at a Cleveland nightclub.
Judge Nancy Russo awarded the unnamed woman $500,000 in punitive damages and $250,000 in compensatory damages, as well as Broner needing to pay all court fees incurred in the case.
The Chandra Law Firm, who represented the woman filing suit against Broner claim that the Cincinnatti native did not contest the lawsuit, which opened the door for the judge entering a default judgment during a hearing on Tuesday that Broner did not attend.
“One would hope this judgment will teach Adrien Broner to keep his hands to himself,” said the woman’s lawyer, Ashlie Case Sletvold, in a statement released by the firm.
Broner was arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, misdemeanor sexual imposition, and abduction, a third-degree felony due to the incident which took place at a nightclub in the Warehouse District of Cleveland.
The criminal case was resolved in April when Broner was place on probation after pleading guilty to assault and unlawful restraint, both misdemeanor charges for the incident that went down during Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals.
While both the victim and Broner were inside the Park Social Club, Broner allegedly came “out of nowhere” while the victim was in the club’s VIP section and began forcibly kissing her. Once Broner removed himself off of her, the woman and her friend immediately went to a police station to file a report.
Broner has not been seen in the ring since a 2019 one-sided loss to Manny Pacquiao.
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