Lawsuit says Galveston hotel bar manager assaulted female patron

By John Suayan | Dec 14, 2017

GALVESTON – An alleged assault at a Galveston hotel bar in late 2015 is the subject of a Harris County woman’s lawsuit.

In court papers filed on Dec. 12 in the Galveston County 405th District Court, Lisa A. Barfield claims an employee of The Tremont House Rooftop Bar refused her service and physically attacked her on Dec. 12, 2015.

Wyndham, the hotel’s parent company, and the employee in question, Ashley Nicole Jasper, are listed as defendants in the case.

Barfield reportedly went to the bar while her husband went to buy a Christmas present for her. According to the suit, the plaintiff originally inquired about an electrical outlet, but the bar staff were busy and unavailable to acknowledge her.

The original petition further states that Barfield then approached the counter only to be refused service though she was not intoxicated. She requested to speak to the manager, which was supposedly Jasper.

Documents assert that Jasper immediately became aggressive towards, and confrontational with, the plaintiff. Barfield tried to leave, but the manager blocked her path and proceeded to assault her, per the complaint.

The attack purportedly continued even as Barfield’s husband came to fetch her and guide her out of the hotel. The complainant later learned that a Galveston police report was filed in response to the event in question with her implicated as the instigator.

Consequently, Barfield seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is representing herself.

Galveston County 405th District Court Case No. 17-CV-1491

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