Well, that didn’t take long.
Not even a week after a video surfaced of DaBaby striking a woman in the face during his appearance at a Tampa night club (March 7), the person allegedly on the receiving end of that assault is striking back – in a courtroom.
As we reported here, shortly after reports of the incident went viral the 28-year-old rapper (born Jonathan Kirk) took to social media to offer a formal apology to the then-unidentified victim. Days later, TMZ discovered the assailed was Tyronesha Laws.
In a response video, Laws not only asserted she believed Kirk’s apology was ‘not sincere,’ but that she has suffered from physical injuries as well as ridicule and defamation since the attack. Although the ‘Bop’ hitmaker’s lawyers claim Tyronesha is NOT the woman who the slap was inflicted on, she is moving forward with a lawsuit for battery, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Obtaining the services of Morgan & Morgan, the woman cites “injuries about her face and head,” “extreme mental and emotional distress,” and enduring “social media threats” as the substantiation of the suit.
Tyronesha Laws’ attorneys Matt Morgan and Chelsea Cromer said in a statement:
“Morgan & Morgan has filed a formal lawsuit against DaBaby relating to the incident in Tampa. The incident was outrageous and shocking. We have requested a jury trial and look forward to presenting all of the surrounding circumstances to a jury of our client’s peers. Our goal is to deter similar conduct in the future and send a message that this type of behavior is not tolerated in America.”
She is reportedly seeking $30,000 in damages.