NBA’s Rajon Rondo Sued For $1 Million After His Girlfriend Allegedly Punched A Woman In The Face

Rajon Rondo Is Being Sued For $1 Million After His Girlfriend Allegedly Punched A Woman In The Face

A fight over a parking space might cost NBA player Rajon Rondo $1 million. According to reports, a woman named Toktam Jorshari is suing Rajon Rondo and his girlfriend for assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress, and conspiracy. Toktam Jorshari claims that she was physically attacked by Rajon Rondo and his girlfriend because she parked in close proximity to his Rolls Royce. The parking spot dispute took place this past July at an apartment complex in Los Angeles.

In the soundless video of the incident, the three parties can be seen exchanging words over what seems to be how close their vehicles are to one another. Things between them eventually escalate and Rajon Rondo can be seen nudging Toktam Jorshari against her own car. At one point Toktam Jorshari makes a step towards Rajon Rondo’s girlfriend and the NBA player attempts to keep the ladies separated for a brief moment before he lets his girlfriend go. Rajon Rondo’s girlfriend then punches Toktam Jorshari multiple times before the footage ends. Toktam Jorshari is suing both Rajon Rondo and his girlfriend for unspecified damages in excess of $1 million.

According to Toktam Jorshari’s attorneys, Rajon Rondo is at fault for what took place in the parking garage. They said,

“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. 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.”

They added,

“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.”

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

However, Rajon Rondo’s attorneys feel that their client wasn’t in the wrong.

“Mr. Rondo tried to separate them and keep them away from each other, he did not push anyone.”

“I saw the videotape in July, during the first COVID surge. Rajon Rondo had a broken thumb in a cast at the time, and his vehicle was correctly parked in a handicapped spot while he was picking up his girlfriend.”

They added,

“The plaintiff and Mr. Rondo’s girlfriend had an unpleasant encounter that lasted roughly 10 seconds, and Mr. Rondo tried to prevent them from any further interaction, which was awkward due to (a) his thumb being broken, and (b) the plaintiff not wearing a mask.”

“The plaintiff then left on her own, hired a lawyer, filed a lawsuit, and we have chosen to offer nothing, pay nothing and to defend the case on the merits, and win. The focus in July was on winning another championship with the Lakers. The focus now is on playing the best possible basketball for the Atlanta Hawks.”

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel