A divorcing woman’s attorney Friday vehemently denied allegations in a lawsuit filed by her husband, who alleges she attacked him and his baseball-card collectibles store while wielding a hammer.
The husband’s version of the story is “patently false” and his credibility has been “severely questioned by the court during the divorce litigation,” resulting in his loss of custody of the couple’s daughter, according to attorney Pedram Mansouri.
Richard John Loscalzo filed his Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit Thursday, alleging assault, battery and trespass by Davina Loscalzo. He’s seeking at least $300,000 in damages.
The suit alleges that the two were in the middle of a divorce when Davina Loscalzo walked into All Star Baseball Cards on Robertson Boulevard on May 22, 2015, and said to the plaintiff, “Let’s have it out.”
The lawsuit alleges that the woman hit her husband with a hammer before she “smashed counter displays, shattered display cases and repeatedly threatened to smash plaintiff,” who was unarmed.
Mansouri, the wife’s attorney, contends that’s all false.
“His version of events as to what happened on May 22, 2015, is patently false and has previously been rejected by various law enforcement officials and judicial officers,” Mansouri said in a statement. “The Los Angeles District Attorney dropped all charges against my client in January 2016, and the lead prosecutor actually personally apologized to my client at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing.”
According to her lawyer, Richard Loscalzo filed a motion in January 2016 to remove a restraining order against his estranged wife, but withdrew the request “when she rebuffed his repeated efforts to reconcile.” Richard Loscalzo sent text messages to her “basically begging her to cancel the divorce,” Mansouri said.
“My client has no personal animus against Mr. Loscalzo, and wishes he would move forward with his life,” the attorney’s statement read. “Despite enduring years of emotional and physical abuse at his hands, he is the father of her children …”
— City News Service
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