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Trent Richardson sued for assault of two women

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The bad news for Browns running back Trent Richardson this week is that he can no longer use the top of his helmet to ram opponents.  The worse news is that he now faces civil charges of assaulting a pair of women last December.

The only good news is that he’s not accused of ramming them with the top of his helmet.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Krystal Jones and Kathleen Hunter filed a lawsuit on Friday, claiming that Richardson, his girlfriend, and his brother, Terrell, verbally and physically assaulted the duo at Richardson’s home.

The incident occurred after the Browns’ December 9 win over the Chiefs.  A celebration at Richardson’s house lasted into the morning hours of Monday, December 10, with Richardson’s girlfriend, Sevina Fatu, inviting Jones and Hunter to attend.

The women claim that Richardson at one point asked them to leave and that, while in the driveway, Richardson “verbally accosted” them, “shout[ing] and curs[ing]” that the women has “‘disrespected his house'” by slamming a door.  Richardson then allegedly slammed a fist onto the hood of Jones’ car, causing damage in excess of $1,500.

The women claim that, as they tried to leave, Richardson stood behind the car and called for Fatu to come out and “attack” them.  Fatu then “opened the driver’s door and began pummeling” Kathleen Hunter “with her fists.”  Two other unnamed women joined the fray, beating Hunter at the alleged urging of Richardson.

Next, the trio allegedly “proceeded to beat and pummel Plaintiff Krystal Jones with their fists and feet,” at the direction of Trent Richardson.

Jones and Hunter claim that, after they were able to drive away, they stopped the car, called police, and sought medical attention.

The Browns told the Plain Dealer that they are “aware of the situation, but will not comment at this time.”

It’s unclear whether the situation was investigated by the authorities for criminal prosecution, and if so whether a decision was made to prosecute, or not.

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108 Responses to “Trent Richardson sued for assault of two women”
  1. JMClarkent says: Mar 23, 2013 9:42 AM

    Did he use that crown of his helmet?

  2. bengalskuta82 says: Mar 23, 2013 9:44 AM

    Hmm. Little boys just don’t grow up..

  3. minordav3 says: Mar 23, 2013 9:44 AM

    Sounds shady to me

  4. dartwick says: Mar 23, 2013 9:44 AM

    How do people get in these situations?

    Whether or not he attacked them – how do you find yourself inviting people to your house and then having this kind of issue.

  5. canetic says: Mar 23, 2013 9:45 AM

    He should be arrested for celebrating a win over the Chiefs.

  6. thesmartest1 says: Mar 23, 2013 9:46 AM

    Gold diggers…

  7. nedhigginssports says: Mar 23, 2013 9:47 AM

    I ain’t sayin she a gold digger…

  8. gonavybeatarmy says: Mar 23, 2013 9:48 AM

    Verbally assaulted…

    Not a fan of the Browns but this probably shows the merit of the case.

  9. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 23, 2013 9:49 AM

    you have to wonder about these “claims” that don’t surface until months after the “alleged” incident…

    why the delay?
    were they just trying to find the right lawyer?

  10. kwjsb says: Mar 23, 2013 9:49 AM

    Well, he was just emulating Jim Brown.

  11. niko0063 says: Mar 23, 2013 9:51 AM

    Sounds like a money grab to me.

  12. qbofthenever says: Mar 23, 2013 9:51 AM

    I wish I knew someone with a lot of money so I could go to their house and make up a story so I could sue them for money

  13. juzthadoginme says: Mar 23, 2013 9:51 AM

    The things we do when we drink…great to get this out now before the season.

  14. mullman76 says: Mar 23, 2013 9:53 AM

    The only good news is that he’s not accused of ramming them with the top of his helmet.

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    I see what you did there.

  15. archetypeobscure says: Mar 23, 2013 9:54 AM

    Everyone come out and beat those two women for slamming my door!

  16. ravenator says: Mar 23, 2013 9:54 AM

    You stay classy Trent

  17. latchbeam says: Mar 23, 2013 9:54 AM

    Why not file criminal charges instead of civil charges if this is true??? Sounds suspicious to me!?

  18. lgw91s says: Mar 23, 2013 9:55 AM

    He yelled at me. I want $1,000,000. Or $5,000 to settle out of court.

  19. adrianisgreatestofalltime says: Mar 23, 2013 9:55 AM

    Lol, and my vikings got 3 picks from these guys so they could draft him, getting rid of Holmgren was a good move for the browns

  20. cullimon says: Mar 23, 2013 9:56 AM

    Why would Trent order ppl to attack? All sounds fake

  21. cullimon says: Mar 23, 2013 9:56 AM

    Wouldn’t he break his hand my slamming it into the car?

  22. truthfactory says: Mar 23, 2013 9:57 AM

    Sounds suspicious, yet plausible at the same time. I’m conflicted.

  23. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 23, 2013 9:57 AM

    its easy to sue, its hard to work!!!

  24. sdffa11 says: Mar 23, 2013 9:57 AM

    yea im sure these 2 women got what they deserved.

    people just dont send invites for a party and then kick them out for no reason.

    these bitc|-|es did something to get kicked out of the house that theyre leaving out of the story.

  25. dylude says: Mar 23, 2013 9:58 AM

    The title of this article is severely misleading although technically accurate. I guess I think the title should be updated. He never touched a single woman and the title should reflect that. Not even the plaintiffs allege he assaulted them, so please update the title… We all know what that technically means and what it means when read: that T Rich beat up some women which is 100% not true.

  26. steelhammer92 says: Mar 23, 2013 9:58 AM

    Of course they go after the guy with money… Not the people that, you know, supposedly beat the crap out them.

  27. eyefeeler says: Mar 23, 2013 9:58 AM

    Why are people throwing parties after a game between the Browns and Chiefs in early December?

  28. ballboy48 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:00 AM

    Sounds like someone is trying to extort some money!

  29. dutchhmaster says: Mar 23, 2013 10:01 AM

    Yeah, he would have been arrested by now if there was any truth to this story.

  30. tlmoon2112 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:02 AM

    Making Harvey Updyke and Brian Downibg proud.

  31. ragincjun7645 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:02 AM

    “Why are people throwing parties after a game between the Browns and Chiefs in early December?”

    What else is there to do in Cleveland?

  32. soysauceandunderwear says: Mar 23, 2013 10:02 AM

    Gold diggers. Suits like this should not even be allowed to be filed.

  33. jaewest304 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:02 AM

    Just another case of some ratchet females looking to score free $ ..smh its ridiculous anymore.

  34. vols84 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:04 AM

    Anybody that knows Trent would probably tell you that this is uncharacteristic of him. I say this is a money grab and didn’t happen. They were probably at the party and got kicked out, but not physically assaulted.

  35. 4512dawg4512 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:08 AM

    Krystal and Kathleen have the right idea. Why do I even bother working 5 days a week when I can just go sue a rich person?

  36. billsfan1 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:08 AM

    lets face it… Trent Richardson had a gathering (doesnt even sound like it could be called a party) and somebody invited Manti Te’o’s girlfriend and her bestie to the party….

  37. ravenmuscle says: Mar 23, 2013 10:11 AM

    Well Jim Brown attacked his wife with a shovel during a domestic dispute

    Must run in the Cleveland Brown running back blood lines.

  38. dirtybird28 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:11 AM

    this doesn’t sound right… what took almost four months? were they instigating the fracas?

  39. bigzant82 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:13 AM

    smh we might wasted that 2012 #5 pick on him now the AFC North has rapist family-man QB and now possibly a RB with mob-mentality smh guess if we trade down in the draft we can get an extra 3rd or 4th round pick to get RB if he’s suspended or etc

  40. toledolions says: Mar 23, 2013 10:13 AM

    dartwick says:
    Mar 23, 2013 9:44 AM
    “How do people get in these situations?

    Whether or not he attacked them – how do you find yourself inviting people to your house and then having this kind of issue.”

    Come on, you know why. I think everybody knows the common thread between every incident, like this, that happens.

  41. kabmaforlife says: Mar 23, 2013 10:13 AM

    Surprised the police didn’t arrest his girlfriend if she and two other women actually beat them down like that. Guess the police didn’t really find the accusations completely accurate, cause an arrest would have been made.

    And who doesn’t yell at someone from time to time? Can’t blame them for at least trying, but I think it’ll be hard for them to pin it on Trent, even if it true about the fight.

    So…no big pay day for them. Give them $5000 and an autographed card.

  42. jcr741 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:14 AM

    He’s going to put the one thing he owns worth millions of dollars behind the vehicle of a couple of crazy chicks and risk getting run over? Highly doubtful.

  43. groess says: Mar 23, 2013 10:17 AM

    canetic says: Mar 23, 2013 9:45 AM

    He should be arrested for celebrating a win over the Chiefs.

    ____________________________________

    Best line of the week…thanks for the laugh!

  44. lippy4246 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:19 AM

    Charles Manson got stated this way.

  45. supergruby says: Mar 23, 2013 10:26 AM

    Remind me never to go to a party at a Browns fan’s house.

  46. steelers4385 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:26 AM

    Lol coool

  47. leggett17 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:28 AM

    Athletes are idiots. That’s why you root for the helmet and not the player.

  48. tokyosandblaster says: Mar 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    Wow. This guy sounds like he should play in Minnesota or Detroit. All trash all the time.

  49. dawgswillhunt says: Mar 23, 2013 10:32 AM

    T-Rich,

    I know you wanna be the next Jim Brown, but running some skanks off your property just ain’t good enough.

    You need to start throwin’ hoes off balconies if you wanna join the ranks of The Great Jim Brown!

  50. 4t9er says: Mar 23, 2013 10:33 AM

    I might start a business for athletes to record everything they do (like a Russian dashboard), this way they won’t have to deal with all the phony law suits.

  51. bartlettruss says: Mar 23, 2013 10:34 AM

    Show me the arrest records and I’ll start listening.

  52. gpry says: Mar 23, 2013 10:34 AM

    Victory party after beating the chiefs?? Wow!! I know Cleveland Browns suck and all but this is why they will continue to suck!!

  53. pinion8ted says: Mar 23, 2013 10:35 AM

    Drunk chicks throwing down ……. sounds like a Jerry Springer episode.

  54. mjkelly77 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:37 AM

    cullimon says:Mar 23, 2013 9:56 AM

    Wouldn’t he break his hand my slamming it into the car?
    ________________

    Ha! Those Japanese Toyota hoods are paper thin.

  55. kgun80 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:39 AM

    Seriously? He called them outside to beat them up? And why did you open the car door … Why didn’t you drive away? This is an easy case for even a bad attorney. Gold digging losers get a job!

  56. pilot2011 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:43 AM

    Im finna disrespect yo house dude

  57. goldenperspective says: Mar 23, 2013 10:44 AM

    Well Jim Brown attacked his wife with a shovel during a domestic dispute……………
    Oh you’re a Ravens fan? How about T. Suggs. What he did is way worse than what T Rich is being accused of.

  58. kibblesnvick says: Mar 23, 2013 10:44 AM

    go bak 2 afrika

  59. vikingsgohard says: Mar 23, 2013 10:45 AM

    I don’t believe this for a sec … If this were true someone (girls from the party) would have been arrested for assault that day…… Unless of course the laws are different in there state?… Which I highly doubt… Just some hoes tryna get paid!!! Lmao

  60. mjkelly77 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:46 AM

    toledolions says:Mar 23, 2013 10:13 AM

    dartwick says:
    Mar 23, 2013 9:44 AM
    “How do people get in these situations?

    Whether or not he attacked them – how do you find yourself inviting people to your house and then having this kind of issue.”

    Come on, you know why. I think everybody knows the common thread between every incident, like this, that happens.
    _________________

    If they don’t know why, they’re very naive and have led sheltered lives.

  61. kibblesnvick says: Mar 23, 2013 10:50 AM

    orgy gone wrong

  62. jm91rs says: Mar 23, 2013 10:53 AM

    They called police in December and we’re just now hearing about it? Sounds like the police didn’t find anything worth pursuing.

    And I have to say if Trent Richardson is “pummeling” a girl, she aint walking away until after a few days in the hospital. Sounds fishy.

  63. kelleygreen49 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:06 AM

    Am I really supposed to believe that there wasn’t someone filming on an Iphone and yelling “WORLDSTAR!”?

  64. whatjusthapped says: Mar 23, 2013 11:16 AM

    While the description of it sounds unbelievable, I just wish I could have videotaped the whole thing. I’d make a cool million selling copies of it.

  65. sdffa11 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:18 AM

    my guess is one of these hos were doing drugs or got caught stealing. prob the latter.

    and the reason no one got arrested is both parties fought and inflicted damage on each other.

  66. stillworker says: Mar 23, 2013 11:19 AM

    Jim Brown must’ve taken him under his wing!!

  67. TeamBalco says: Mar 23, 2013 11:28 AM

    Wow! BS! Will be settled outbid court for cheap.

  68. trickbunny says: Mar 23, 2013 11:36 AM

    groess says: Mar 23, 2013 10:17 AM

    canetic says: Mar 23, 2013 9:45 AM

    He should be arrested for celebrating a win over the Chiefs.

    ____________________________________

    Best line of the week…thanks for the laugh!
    ————————————————–

    Wow, that’s the best line of the week? Boy, are you easy.

  69. rg3andout says: Mar 23, 2013 11:38 AM

    heck, alot of teams beat the chiefs last year, that doesnt mean to have yr girl beat yr guest too

  70. brokeu91 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:44 AM

    The incident occurred in December, they called the police and no arrest was made. Then suddenly over three months later they decide to sue.

    hmmm….something doesn’t smell right here. Sound likes a money grab to me

  71. destructicus says: Mar 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    HE can’t legally hit defenders with the crown of his helmet anymore, but can he call Sevina and her unnamed friends to come beat up linebackers for him???

  72. Stiller43 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:46 AM

    “Richardson then allegedly slammed a fist onto the hood of Jones’ car, causing damage in excess of $1,500.”

    What is Trent, the hulk?

  73. bigredscouting says: Mar 23, 2013 11:50 AM

    Another female or two trying to get money from an athlete. Trent Richardson is one of the good guys in the game. He has three children. Two girls and a boy. He has a great head on his shoulders and then out of nowhere he does this? I don’t buy it.

  74. ilovefoolsball says: Mar 23, 2013 11:53 AM

    Typical behavior that goes on in the hood everyday. Only reason it’s a headline is because of the name doing it.

  75. dtlb58 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:54 AM

    You notice how many other people supposedly was in this fray but they chose to sue the one with the money.
    In almost April, when it happened in December of another year.

  76. EJ says: Mar 23, 2013 11:55 AM

    I seriously doubt that Richardson is going to order his GF and her friends to start beating on two other girls, but then again, I didn’t believe at first that Vick would purposely hurt dogs, that OJ Simpson would have killed someone, that Michael Jackson touched little boys or that Rex Ryan ate his old Assistant that went missing years ago. So I guess anything can happen.

  77. natijim235 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:59 AM

    sounds like a classy girlfriend to me – i love a good catfight

  78. ty46 says: Mar 23, 2013 12:08 PM

    One step closer to becoming a bust

  79. vader7176 says: Mar 23, 2013 12:16 PM

    Huh? Happened in Dec. and they ” Sue” three months later? Why weren’t the cops called? Could one of the women be the gal that claimed Michael Jordan was her 16 year old’s daddy? Nah, that dog won’t hunt.

  80. petedutcher says: Mar 23, 2013 12:17 PM

    Took this long to file suit? Suuuure…

    …this one will get thrown out.

  81. glisic says: Mar 23, 2013 12:19 PM

    Trent Richardson feels new “don’t abuse women” rule is his fault.

  82. nananatman says: Mar 23, 2013 12:25 PM

    Beating the Chiefs shouldn’t and isn’t a reason to celebrate, even for the Browns.

  83. wgray981 says: Mar 23, 2013 12:30 PM

    Sounds like a scam for money

  84. yajas says: Mar 23, 2013 12:43 PM

    “Can’t blame them for at least trying,”

    Yes you can!!! If they allegations are untrue, which they sure seem odd at this point, then you have 2 women trying to destroy a person’s reputation and take their money out of pure greed and laziness. That’s horrible and I absolutely do blame them for trying. Anyone who makes false accusations should have a punishment equivalent to at least twice whatever their accusations would have cause the innocent party.

  85. firstvictory says: Mar 23, 2013 12:45 PM

    @dylude

    The title of this article is severely misleading although technically accurate. I guess I think the title should be updated. He never touched a single woman and the title should reflect that. Not even the plaintiffs allege he assaulted them, so please update the title… We all know what that technically means and what it means when read: that T Rich beat up some women which is 100% not true.

    _____________________________________

    nothing misleading about it. you don’t understand the definition of assault.

  86. joelvis72 says: Mar 23, 2013 12:50 PM

    WE MUST RESPECT THIS HOUSE!

  87. CKL says: Mar 23, 2013 1:03 PM

    ravenmuscle says:
    Mar 23, 2013 10:11 AM
    Well Jim Brown attacked his wife with a shovel during a domestic dispute

    Must run in the Cleveland Brown running back blood lines.
    __________________________________
    Oh now he’s a Cleveland Brown, huh? Isn’t he in your team’s Ring of Honor just like all those Colts who never played for your franchise?
    (Apologies to the good Ravens fans out there, but this dude deserves to be called out)

  88. stevenwilliams2013 says: Mar 23, 2013 1:27 PM

    He would make OJ Simpson proud :)

  89. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 23, 2013 1:34 PM

    so…richardson himself didn’t actually hit anybody…he just yelled…soooooo you post a headline implying he hit two women, when it was girls beating up girls.

    sorry, shouting loudly is not a crime, no matter what the feminists say.

    you can be charged for battery of a women in some states just for slamming a door…feminism is a crazed movement looking to exploit and destroy lives.

    if this story is true, sounds like his girlfriend and the other women are in trouble. not richardson. i smell some rats in for some money.

  90. warhammer420 says: Mar 23, 2013 1:41 PM

    I’m not saying they’re gold diggers, but they aren’t messing with broke….

  91. phillyphanatic77 says: Mar 23, 2013 1:53 PM

    Like everyone else has said… this story is extremely suspicious. You bring a civil case, as opposed to a criminal (if they were truly hurt), because they know Richardson is now wealthy and they want a piece. If they immediately contacted police and were actually assaulted then Richardson would be under arrest. I imagine these two women spilled a drink on a $15,000 rug, Richardson got pissed, kicked them out, the women got pissed and figured lets get $5k in an out of court settlement. Gotta love America, where you can sue anyone for anything even if you’re the catalyst.

  92. jeff65340 says: Mar 23, 2013 2:05 PM

    this is one time u should have used your head Trent….

  93. seldom1 says: Mar 23, 2013 2:08 PM

    Unfair!! If Trent can’t make a living using his head why should those “ladies” be able to?

  94. gpry says: Mar 23, 2013 2:47 PM

    @CKL
    That’s just plain dumb!! Jim Brown is not in the Baltimore ring of honor!! All Cleveland Brown legacy was left in Cleveland!! The BALTIMORE colts in the BALTIMORE Ravens ring if honor were put there because of there legacy in Baltimore! All of these HoF colts did not want anything to do with Indianapolis and were excited to be honored in the city they played in!! The post you referenced by ravensmuscle was classless, but check facts before calling people out!!

  95. ernst90 says: Mar 23, 2013 3:00 PM

    Sounds to me like a couple of women that don’t want to work and are looking for a payday and please tell me what kind of hood costs in excess of $1500, was she diving a Bentley or Rolls Royce?

  96. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 23, 2013 3:33 PM

    Do you think drugs and alchohol may have played a part in this mess?

  97. fubar5150 says: Mar 23, 2013 3:35 PM

    It’s not a black thing though right

  98. deltaoracle says: Mar 23, 2013 3:40 PM

    People seldom lead with their head at parties.

  99. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 23, 2013 3:55 PM

    The hood of a hoopdy can’t cost more than $500, but yet he managed to do $1500 worth of damage to it…with his hand? sounds legit.

  100. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 23, 2013 4:14 PM

    Wanna trade Trent for Reggie Bush?

  101. chilomane says: Mar 23, 2013 4:24 PM

    He truly is following the steps of Jim Brown beating on women just like him.

  102. bigassbiscuit says: Mar 23, 2013 4:31 PM

    When keeping it real goes wrong…

  103. thetooloftools says: Mar 23, 2013 4:57 PM

    No wonder the NAACP wants to cancel COPS.
    Trent, Take that “Don’t disrespect this house” it into Cleveland Browns Stadium next year because everyone has been using US as their 8itches there.
    Come on Trent.
    PLEASE
    Don’t let the frustration of living here in tropical Cleveland overwhelm you.
    Hell on earth may get a rainbow someday.

  104. CKL says: Mar 23, 2013 5:00 PM

    @gpry,
    I know that about the history being left here, I live in a suburb of Cleveland. I just happen to think that Colts being in Ravens ring of honor is as silly as a Brown being in Ravens ring of honor (or perhaps guys like Reed and Lewis being in Cle’s ring of Honor). The only point in common is that none of them ever played for the franchise that is there currently. I thought Unitas wasn’t really happy with being honored by Ravens era Balt with a statue. I could be wrong though because that is according to Indy Colts fans I know and as a whole the ones I know don’t exactly love Baltimore the franchise.
    Anyway…enough off topic by me, just wanted to explain.

    It’s too bad some insurance company doesn’t come up with a way to insure athletes against idiotic lawsuits. I happen to think a better way is for the loser to pay all court costs and damages tot he party they sued if they lose. That will never happen here, lawyers run too much.

  105. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Mar 23, 2013 5:56 PM

    only the browns celebrate a win over the chiefs

  106. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 23, 2013 6:03 PM

    JUst some gold diggin hoes trying to get paid. Trent didnt touch em. Not guilty. -League leading rusher in 2013. He does need to stay away from Jim Brown though

  107. j4man1 says: Mar 23, 2013 6:21 PM

    The writer’s headline is misleading everyone – Richardson is probably only being sued for verbal assault, the girls are probably the only ones being sued for physical abuse.

  108. steeldominance says: Mar 24, 2013 8:22 AM

    Mark it 4 games, Dude.

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