Rapper Eminem Sued Over 'Club Attack'
(showbizspy.com) - Rapper Eminem is facing legal action after he was accused of assaulting a man in the bathroom of a Michigan strip club two years ago.
Miad Jarbou is suing the Without Me hitmaker - real name Marshall Mathers III - for allegedly punching him while standing at a urinal at Cheetah's On The Strip Gentlemen's Club in Detroit.
In legal papers filed in Oakland Circuit Court on Thursday (04Jul08), Jarbou claims that on the night of 13 July 2006, he and a pal entered the restroom, where Eminem, who was accompanied by a bodyguard, was relieving himself.
His friend saw the rapper and said, "Hey Eminem, what's up man?', but was allegedly ordered by the star's security to "Shut the f**k up" and "Don't say another word".
Jarbou claims he came to the defence of his unnamed pal and replied, "Hey man, my friend ain't (sic) starting trouble. It's just cool to see Eminem."
According to the lawsuit, Eminem then stepped back from the urinal and "without warning or provocation... drove his fist in a violent punching manner" into Jarbou's face, knocking him off his feet. The star and his bodyguard are said to have then left the toilets.
Jarbou says he has "undergone physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, ongoing serious injuries requiring medical treatment", as well as "embarrassment, humiliation, medical expenses (and) wage loss".
He is seeking more than $25,000 (GBP12,500) in damages.
No charges were brought against the rapper at the time of the alleged incident and his representative has yet to comment on the case.