Lil’ Scrappy is not the only reality television star making headlines by fighting with strangers. It has been said that Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Apollo Nida may be served with a lawsuit after getting into a brawl with Brandon DeShazer. (If you’re asking “Brandon who?” then join the millions of Americans who have been wondering the same thing.)
Allegedly, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks were attempting to produce yet another workout video during filming for this upcoming season. Sparks flew when Nida learned that DeShazer planned to cut Parks out of the deal so that he and Moore could create their own workout video. Witnesses claim that while filming, Nida attacked DeShazer at a party causing him to be restrained by no less than seven crew members. DeShazer responded to this alleged attack by hiring an attorney. Nida claims self-defense.
Although this scuffle should lend itself to some interesting television on this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, assault and battery accusations aren’t a laughing matter. According to O.C.G.A. §16-5-23.1, a person commits battery when he or she intentionally causes substantial physical harm or visible bodily harm to another, which may include substantially blackened eyes, swollen lips or other facial or body parts, or substantial bruises to body parts. First offenders may be convicted of misdemeanor while second offenders may face more serious penalties if convicted of this crime.
If you or someone you know may be facing criminal charges for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact Simmons Law.