Alleged drunken altercation at John Wayne’s bar now focus of trial in JC

By David Yates | Apr 23, 2018

BEAUMONT – Nearly four years ago, an allegedly intoxicated male got rough with Kacy Culp at John Wayne’s – an altercation she wants to pin on the Magnolia bar. 

Seeking more than $100,000 in damages, Kacy Culp filed suit against BMT Entertainment, Dusty Wright and Trey Hilliard on Dec. 9, 2015, in Jefferson County District Court.

The case was called up for trial on April 23.

According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 7, 2014, BMT was the employer of Wright. Hilliard, who allegedly caused bodily injury to Culp, was Wright’s boyfriend at the time.

Wright allegedly knew of Hilliard’s propensity of violence and that he was intoxicated yet continued to serve him alcohol.

Culp will attempt to convince the jury that BMT is negligent for failing to properly monitor employees and patrons.

Court records further show the court had sent the parties a notice of intent to dismiss for want of prosecution back in February 2017 after the parties failed to show for a hearing.

Culp is seeking damages for pain, mental anguish, lost earning capacity and impairment.

Adam Terrell, attorney for the Beaumont law firm Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell, represents Culp.

John Wayne’s is represented in part by Cole Sartin of Louisiana.

Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. A-197928

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