As previously reported, a ton of celebs showed up at the red carpet for Marlon Wayan’s new film, A Haunted House 2. What we didn’t report initially were reports of an altercation between comedic actor Mike Epps and comedic actress Simone Shepherd. According to Simone, she and Mike Epps’ wife, Mechelle, got into a verbal argument at the event. At some point, Mike intervened and Simone claims that Mike actually punched her in the mouth.
The woman Mike Epps allegedly punched at a movie premiere wasn’t an annoying fan — she’s a comedic actress who says she has history with Epps … and claims this photo proves he smashed her face up pretty badly. TMZ has learned the alleged victim is Simone Shepherd, and according to her rep she’s worked as Mike’s ghost writer in the past. We’re told she was at the “Haunted House 2” premiere because she was invited by the Wayans.