BEAUMONT – A hot tub party got heated after a Port Neches woman repeatedly spurned a naked man’s physical sexual advances, according to a recent lawsuit.
Seeking no less than $1 million in damages, Melissa Almeida filed suit against Beaumont local Monte McWilliams on June 26 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the lawsuit, on May 31 Almeida attended a social gathering at McWilliams’ home. When the party moved to the hut tub, Almeida joined in.
Without warning, McWilliams allegedly began “fondling Almeida’s breasts, rubbing her waist and groping her buttocks.”
“Plaintiff verbally objected and instructed McWilliams – who was naked – to cease with (the) offensive touching,” the suit states. “Embarrassed and angry at plaintiff’s refusal to allow him to sexually assault her, McWilliams verbally instructed her to leave his premises.”
As Almeida, who was humiliated, stood up and turned around to leave, McWilliams “engaged in aggressive, digital sexual penetration of plaintiff’s vagina underneath her bathing suit.”
Almeida left the hut tub and McWilliams, who was “obviously humbled” by her rejections, jumped out and began “mercilessly yelling” obscenities to the point he had to be restrained by his friends.
“At this juncture, McWilliams grabbed a wireless sound speaker and ruthlessly smashed plaintiff’s skull,” the suit states. “(He) was ultimately subdued by one of his friends.”
Almeida was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and is receiving counseling as a victim of sexual assault because of McWilliams’ “atrocious and criminal conduct,” the suit states.
She is suing for her past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings, impairment, disfigurement and mental anguish.
Beaumont attorney Ryan Schaper represents her.
Judge Justin Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. B-200282