[Kansas City.com] A former security guard in Minneapolis has filed a lawsuit against Chiefs defensive tackle Junior Siavii. The former guard claims he was assaulted in a late-night incident during training camp.
Islam Essa, who worked at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis on the night Siavii was arrested after an alleged drunken confrontation with police, is asking for damages for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In addition, Essa is asking for punitive damages and attorney fees and costs.
Essa’s attorney, Andrew Parker, filed the civil complaint this week in the Hennepin district court. Essa claims that Siavii, 6 feet 5 and 350 pounds, “wrongfully and unlawfully assaulted” him, repeatedly punching him the chest, right arm and shoulder with his fists.
Siavii’s attorney, David Valentini, didn’t return calls to The Star on Thursday. Siavii was unavailable for comment late Thursday.
Siavii has an Oct. 6 court date in Minneapolis for one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and one count of fifth-degree assault stemming from the events in the early morning hours of Aug. 14.