Vince Neil Sued for $75,000 by Single Mom After Las Vegas Fight
A single mother is seeking $75,000 in damages after a violent videotaped incident with Vince Neil at a Las Vegas hotel in April.
Kelly Guerrero alleges that the Motley Crue singer attacked her in front of her 14-year-old son after she stopped to give Neil's friend Nicolas Cage a compliment – continuing what she describes as a pattern of "self-centered, irresponsible, drunken and violent behavior."
Passersby captured the altercation at the Aria Hotel, as well as the aftermath, which found Cage trying to take charge of the situation. The video immediately went viral. Guerrero, a registered nurse, argues that she incurred "substantial medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress" afterward, Vice reports.
Guerrero's lawsuit, which was filed yesterday in federal court, claims that she and her son were leaving the hotel during a spring-break vacation when they spotted Cage, her child's favorite actor. She says she told Cage that "my son loved you in Ghost Rider and City of Angels," before "Vince Neil attacked Kelly without warning or provocation. Neil grabbed Kelly's hair from behind, yanking her down to the pavement on her back."
Cage came to her rescue, the plaintiff adds, shouting that Neil needed to "stop this s--- now." Guerrero alleges that Neil was "severely intoxicated and/or under the influence of powerful drug(s)." He was later charged with battery by the Las Vegas police.
A painful journey had just begun for Guerrero, she says. She was diagnosed with a "back sprain or strain; neck sprain or strain and sacral contusion due to physical assault" during a subsequent visit to the emergency room at Desert Springs Hospital, according to the suit. When she returned home, her regular doctor reportedly told Guerrero that she had a "fractured coccyx and a severe left hip injury."
Neil has a court date on the misdemeanor battery charge set for July 27 in Las Vegas Justice Court.
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