Kyle O'Quinn Sued over Alleged Assault: Latest Comments and Reaction

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 5, 2016

Apr 8, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks head coach Kurt Rambis talks with forward Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn is being sued by a woman who alleges he and his girlfriend assaulted her outside a Manhattan bar.

Christina Carrega-Woodby of the New York Daily News wrote about the alleged attack. According to Shakaira Elaine Elie, O'Quinn's girlfriend attacked her because she was angry about the Knicks big man speaking to her. O'Quinn then allegedly grabbed Elie by her neck in the melee.

"We find it extremely disturbing that a person with his fame, that young people look up to, would not prevent a fight from happening, but instead would brutally attack, choke and slam her to the ground, not once, but twice," Elie's attorney, Marion Conde da Silveira, said, via Carrega-Woodby.

Elie suffered bruises to her face, head, neck, ribs and elbow, according to Carrega-Woodby. She is suing O'Quinn and his girlfriend and the Trinity Place Bar and Restaurant, where the attack happened, for damages.

The New York City Police Department is investigating the incident. O'Quinn has not commented on the case.

The 6'10", 250-pound O'Quinn averaged 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game in 2015-16, his first season with the Knicks. The 26-year-old played for the Orlando Magic during his first three NBA seasons.

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