More negative allegations are surrounding comedic actor Mike Epps. According to AJC, the 43-year-old actor is being accused of physically attacking a local Atlanta comedian named Lavar Walker. Reportedly, the incident went down over the weekend at Uptown Comedy Corner, stemming from the spoof below.
The site reports:
Walker had recently taped a 15-second video spoofing Epps’ recent beef with comic Kevin Hart. Epps, in town shooting a Starz TV comedy, saw the parody, heard Walker was at the club and came over, a good source of mine told me Sunday night. Epps and his entourage asked for Walker to go outside behind the club, according to the report received by the Atlanta Police DepartmentThere, Walker said Epps had verbally threatened him. Then Epps punched him in the face, the report said. Walker fell to the ground and was kicked and punched some more by Epps and two other men, presumably Epps’ friends, he said.
The police report said the suspects threw Mr. Walker’s cell phone onto the roof of the comedy club and crushed his prescription glasses. He said the two men drove off in a white Yukon and Epps, wearing a red baseball hat, a jogging suit top and jeans, drove off in a red Ferrari.
Epps “struck me and two other guys struck me,” Walker told 11 Alive. “All over a joke.” (I texted Walker but have not heard back.)
The cop who wrote the report spoke to a witness who saw the fight but wouldn’t be able to ID the perpetrators. There were cameras in the area but they had not yet figured out if the incident had been caught on tape.
Lavar was treated at Grady Hospital for a contusion on the head and other facial and body bruises and was released Sunday morning. LaVar, who is very active on Twitter, has yet to tweet since the incident. No official responses have yet been shared from Mike’s camp.
UPDATE #2 // 11 a.m. EST, June 3rd
Lavar has released photos of his injuries and tweeted the following message:
Here’s a clip of the news report.