Suit claims Gold Club bouncer 'exceeded limits of job duty'

David Yates Feb. 10, 2012, 7:55am

Alleging a Gold Club bouncer exceeded the limits of his job duty by sucker punching him, Johnathan Osborne has filed suit against the exotic dancing establishment.

Osborne filed his suit against Fannett Entertainment, doing business as Gold Club, and club employee Caleb Britt on Feb. 6 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Dec. 31 Osborne and his girlfriend, a Gold Club employee who was not working the night of the incident, were at the establishment for New Year's Eve.

Osborne and his girlfriend "got into a small argument" and he was forcefully removed from the club. While outside, Gold Club employees verbally and even physically attacked him.

"Osborne was 'sucker punched' by Caleb Britt, an employee of Gold Club," the suit states.

"Plaintiff was knocked to the ground, suffering a nasal fracture, concussion, brain and head injuries ... as a result of Caleb Britt exceeding the limits of his job duties."

The suit accuses Gold Club of negligently failing to hire and train its employees and handle minor disputes non-violently.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney John Morgan represents him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D191-878

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