Anthony Michael Hall, who was charged last fall with felony battery for allegedly attacking one of his neighbors at a Playa del Rey condominium complex, is now being sued by the alleged victim.
Richard Samson’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges negligence, assault, battery and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The suit filed Thursday seeks unspecified damages.
A representative for the 48-year-old actor, whose film credits include “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Weird Science,” could not be immediately reached for comment.
The suit states that Samson was outside the common area of their condominium complex on Sept. 13 when Hall “assaulted, intimidated and battered” the plaintiff, breaking his wrist.
Samson was left with “some permanent disability,” incurred medical expenses and will continue to do so in the future, according to his court papers.
The suit does not state what sparked the dispute. But in a previous interview with People magazine, Samson said he heard Hall yelling at another individual and that he asked the actor to calm down.
“Within two seconds, he was in my face and said some very unpleasant things to me,” Samson said. “He then shoved me and I fell to the ground.”
Hall was charged Nov. 17 with one count of felony battery and an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury on Samson. He pleaded not guilty and is due back at the Airport Courthouse on Feb. 23 for the scheduling of a preliminary hearing date.
In 2011, Hall was arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace when a neighbor alleged that the actor had threatened to beat him.
–City News Service
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