- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2015

Former NBA star Gary Payton has been accused in a lawsuit of battering a woman several times in one night this January, according to TMZ Sports.

The website reported Monday night that it had obtained a copy of the lawsuit filed by Trishtan Williams.

According to TMZ’s account of the lawsuit, Ms. Williams accompanied Mr. Payton to an awards ceremony in Seattle, where he had spent much of career, before the night went sour.

“According to the suit, Gary and Trishtan went to a local bar — where she claims Payton shoved her over something she said. Williams did not say exactly what set Payton off.  Eventually, Williams claims they got in a car to leave together and he assaulted her again. Williams says Payton struck her a third time when they got back to their hotel room,” TMZ reported.

Ms. Williams has since acquired celebrity feminist lawyer Gloria Allred and filed the suit, which TMZ said “is seeking a ton of money.”

Mr. Payton did not immediately respond to TMZ’s request for comment Monday evening.









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