A father and daughter, Sean Kehoe and Kirra Lyn Potts have levied allegations of assault and battery against movie star and comedian Pauly Shore. The incident in question unfolded on November 30, 2022, when Kehoe was visiting The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.
According to the lawsuit obtained by TheWrap, the plaintiffs claim that security personnel, at Shore’s alleged encouragement, violently attacked and grabbed Kehoe, resulting in severe injuries as he was dragged.
The legal document asserts that Potts experienced mental and emotional distress, along with extreme mental anguish, witnessing her father being assaulted. The lawsuit contends that Shore was fully aware of and endorsed the security team’s actions, holding him responsible for the staff members’ conduct and deeming him negligent in his hiring decisions.
Kehoe and Potts are pursuing monetary compensation for loss of earnings, seeking reimbursement for past and future medical bills.
The damages sought include medical, ambulance, and incidental expenses, to be determined at the time of trial; economic loss, encompassing wages and salary expectancy, also to be established at trial; non-economic loss, the amount of which will be determined during the trial; loss or damage to tangible personal property, with the amount to be established at trial; and pre-trial interest, the amount of which will be determined at trial.
Founded in 1972 by Sammy Shore, Mitzi Shore, and Rudy de Luca, The Comedy Store serves as the backdrop for the alleged incident. The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court for the state of California on Thursday. TheWrap has reached out to Pauly Shore’s representation for comment.
In a separate development, Pauly Shore recently gained attention when fitness guru Richard Simmons disapproved of Shore playing him in an upcoming biopic, emphasizing that he had not given permission for the project. Simmons made the statement on Facebook on January 17, just hours after Shore’s announcement about his role in the biopic.