The Trent Richardson trade is only looking better and better for the Cleveland Browns.
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson and his girlfriend are facing a lawsuit after two women claimed they were assaulted at Richardson's Lorain County home last year.
The complaint was filed with the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas at about 3 p.m. Friday, court officials said.
"We are aware of the suit and at this time we have no comment," said Browns spokesperson Neal Gulkis.
The lawsuit against the first-round draft pick; his girlfriend and mother of his children, Sevina Fatu, and his brother, Terrell Richardson, seeks money for medical expenses and damage to property. There are also two unnamed women included as defendants.
The plaintiffs, Krystal Jones and Kathleen Hunter, said they were celebrating a Browns victory with Trent Richardson, and his friends and family at Rumor Bar and Lounge on Dec. 9. The complaint said after the Warehouse District bar closed, the two women were invited back to Richardson's house several times by Fatu.
Once at the football player's "compound" in Columbia Station, Richardon asked Jones and Hunter to leave. According to the suit, although the women were leaving, Richardson ran out of his house, yelling at them and saying they "Disrespected his house" by slamming a door.
Richardson pounded his fist on the hood of the women's car and stood so they couldn't drive away, while calling for the others inside the house, the complaint said.
"Defendant, Trent Richardson shouted curses, and commands, insisting that Defendant Sevina Fatu, come out of the house and physically assault the Plaintiffs in retribution of ‘disrespecting' Mr. Richardson's house," the complaint said.
That's when Fatu repeatedly hit Hunter in the face and dragged her out of the car by her hair, the plaintiffs said. Fatu and the two other unnamed women then beat Hunter and Jones at the urging of both Richardsons, according to the lawsuit.
The women said they were eventually able to get away, call police and get treatment for their injuries. The complaint said Trent Richardson caused $1,500 in damage to their car.
The suit lists Richardson, his girlfriend and his brother all living at the same house on Eagle Pointe Court. It also indicates that Jones and Terrell Richardson were involved in a relationship last year.
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