Singer Suing Playhouse Nightclub For $900K Following Beat Down And Chain Snatching
Sean Kingston says he’s living in fear and suffering from anxiety after security guards at a popular Hollywood nightclub helped set him up to get jumped and robbed of more than $300,000 in necklaces.
That’s according to a $900,000 civil assault and battery suit that the singer, who was born Kisean Anderson, filed against Playhouse nightclub, alleging the venue’s guards did nothing while he was pummeled, hit over the head with a champagne bottle and stripped of his pricey jewelry.
Kingston said he was hanging out in the VIP section of the club in June 2016, when the club’s security approached him and asked him to visit with another VIP guest. But as the “Beautiful Girls” singer approached, someone began hitting him with their fists and knocked him over the head with a champagne bottle, according to his complaint, which was obtained by BOSSIP.
When Kingston’s friends tried to intervene on the assault, he said the club’s security guards stopped them in their tracks. He said a robber then snatched his chains – worth more than $300,000 – and fled the scene.
“Anderson (Kingston) is informed and believes and theron alleges that Penthouse security was involved in orchestrating the assault and refused to provide aid to Anderson,” Kingston’s suit said.
Both rappers The Game and Meek Mill were present during the alleged beat down, and The Game later claimed Meek Mill implicated him and his entourage to the cops. Meek has denied the claim, and each has traded barbs at the other in songs, at shows and on social media ever since.
Playhouse is named as a defendant in this suit, because Kingston said they should have done a better job in hiring the staff. The bodyguards, who are listed as “John Does,” are also listed as defendants.
Kingston said he suffered anxiety, fear, discomfort, mental and emotional distress, and is demanding a trial as well as compensatory damages of at least $900,000.
Playhouse has yet to respond to the suit.