The son of actor Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett was sued by a man he allegedly stabbed during a crime spree in May.
Seth Cooper Folkerson, also known as Anton Troy, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging assault and battery and negligence against Redmond O’Neal. He seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
A representative for O’Neal could not be immediately reached.
The 33-year-old O’Neal is charged with attempted murder and other charges for allegedly attacking five men from May 2-5 in the Venice and Palms neighborhoods. Folkerson, 34, was walking near Rose Avenue and Fourth Street in Venice when O’Neal allegedly stabbed him, the suit states.
“In drawing his knife … O’Neal intended to cause or to place plaintiff in apprehension of physical bodily harm and to fear for his life,” the suit states.
Folkerson was employed at the time of the attack, but now cannot work due to his injuries, the suit states.
O’Neal previously pleaded not guilty to a May 8 robbery and other charges, including possessing methamphetamine and heroin.