A few days ago, a woman named Toktam Jorshari filed a lawsuit suing Rajon Rondo and his girlfriend for assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress, and conspiracy after an alleged incident on July 28, 2020, according to TMZ.
That assault is no longer alleged after TMZ found video of the incident showing Rondo and his girlfriend confronting the woman over her parking next to them.
The Atlanta Hawks guard could be seen getting in the face of the woman and nudging her as he eventually stood by as his girlfriend went to work on the woman’s face.
“In court documents, Toktam Jorshari says she parked next to Rondo’s $300k Rolls-Royce SUV, which she claims was parked in a handicapped parking spot.
In the suit, Jorshari says the NBA star was pissed over how close she parked to his driver’s side door … and claims the Atlanta Hawks player and his GF cussed her out and then attacked her for it.”
Jorshari isn’t without fault as video showed her being aggressive and getting close to Rondo’s girlfriend as she made a phone call.
Rondo briefly held his GF back, but eventually sat back and let things get violent.
Jorshari is seeking unspecified damages in excess of $1 MILLION.
Jorshari’s attorneys — Eddie Tehrani & Arnold Gross from State Law Firm released the following statement:
“In the NBA, unnecessary and excessive contact is considered a Flagrant 2 foul, which can result in a fine, ejection and possible suspension of a player,” the attorneys said. “Outside the NBA such conduct is considered an assault and battery. No man should ever put their hands on a woman, ESPECIALLY an NBA basketball player with superior height, and strength. The video speaks for itself.”
The attorneys continued, “The defendants have no desire to resolve this matter and we will be looking forward to trying this case and obtaining a favorable verdict by a jury of her peers.”