HOUSTON – The son of deceased former National Basketball Association superstar Moses Malone has taken a Houston restaurant to court following what he claims was an assault by several men.

Moses Malone, Jr. sued VLive@Vintage Steakhouse, doing business as VLive Houston, in the Harris County 151st District Court on Aug. 10. According to the complaint, Malone, whose father won NBA Most Valuable Player honors as a member of the Houston Rockets in the early '80s, arrived at the defendant’s establishment the night of June 25 when a group of armed men attacked him.

Malone asserts that Darian Blount, an employee of the restaurant, led the aforementioned assault. Blount allegedly confronted Malone about a Facebook post regarding Rockets shooting guard James Harden and then summoned the unidentified men to gang up on the complainant just as he tried to enter the business.

The suit further shows that Malone was kicked and punched in plain sight of the defendant’s security and staff, adding they failed to help the plaintiff.

Aside from his physical injuries, the original petition says, Malone lost his jewelry to his purported attackers.

Consequently, he seeks at least $1 million in damages and a jury trial.

Attorney George K. Farah of the law firm Guerra & Karah, PLLC in Houston is representing Malone.

Harris County 151st District Court Case No. 2016-52944

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