Club Owners Fire Back At Singer’s Suit Over Beat Down & Stolen Jewels
The owners of the popular Hollywood nightspot Playhouse claimed it’s Sean Kingston’s fault he got jumped and robbed there last summer.
SK WS Enterprises hit back at Sean Kington’s $900,000 lawsuit that accuses the club’s security of helping to set him up to get jumped and robbed of necklaces worth more $300,000. The club owners said recently in court papers that they had nothing to do with Sean’s assault and robbery inside the club back in June.
Sean said he was hanging out in the VIP section, when the club’s security approached him and asked him to visit with another high profile guest. But as the singer approached, an unknown person began hitting him with their fists and knocked him over the head with a champagne bottle, according to his complaint.
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.
The “Beautiful Girls” singer said he’s been living in fear and suffers from crippling anxiety as a result of getting jumped and robbed, and sued SK WS Enterprises for not doing a better job in its hiring.
But the club owners said they did nothing wrong, and any injury – financial or physical – was Sean’s own fault, not the club or its staff. They said Sean failed to exercise reasonable caution at the venue, and behaved recklessly.
The club said its employees acted in good faith, and since Sean himself was behaving badly inside the venue, the truth would come out once all the evidence was in. SK WS Enterprises also said that Sean’s suit should be thrown out because of the statue of limitations and because any force that the club security used against Sean was in self defense.
The case is scheduled to head to trial in 2017.