Waitress files $3 million lawsuit because some guy “forcibly” kissed her.
If only judges had balls and woulds tell people like her to fuck off.
But they don’t so she won.
Yep! THREE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!
Security footage inside Scarpetta restaurant in Rittenhouse Square showed Gregory Englesbe assaulting Kristin Lisi on the night of October 7, 2016.
According to the lawsuit, the South Jersey mortgage bank executive had been drinking and dining with a group at the upscale restaurant for several hours. At one point, they became so loud that they had to be transferred to a private dining room.
Around 10pm, Lisi came face to face with Englesbe and two other men, as she was walking down a hallway at the upscale restaurant.
‘You’ve been walking by me all night, and I want a kiss,’ Englesbe told Lisi, grabbing her, spinning her around and then forcibly kissing her.
One of the other men who was with Englesbe then leaned in and said ‘Now it’s my turn’ – trying to plant a kiss on Lisi as well.
‘Incredibly, immediately before [Englesbe] grabbed the plaintiff by the throat, he was in the hallway with John Doe 2, who was actually unzipping his pants in the restaurant hallway when he was smacked by defendant Englesbe, who was heartily laughing, in a “put it away” gesture,’ the court papers add.
Lisi claimed in her lawsuit that the assault caused her to suffer nerve damage from a torn rotator cuff. She provided doctor’s testimony and worker’s compensation documents as evidence during the trial.
‘He starts at her throat and works his way around,’ Lisi’s attorney, Dion Rassias, said of the incident, according to Philly.com. ‘It’s like being in a car crash – your body can’t react to it, and it becomes involuntary traction at that point.’
Lisi reported the incident to management, who in turn called police – though criminal charges were never filed.
After deliberating for four hours last week, a jury decided to award Lisi $600,000 in compensatory damages and $2.4million in punitive damages.
While Englesbe admitted to kissing Lisi and accepted the blame for harming her – he said he didn’t believe he caused such an extensive injury.
‘The plaintiff’s injuries are either non-existent, exaggerated, and or pre-existing,’ his lawyers said in court documents.
Following the decision last week, Englesbe resigned from the Cherry Hill, New Jersey mortgage firm where he was chief executive, effective Tuesday.
Lisi has since left the restaurant world and has no intention of returning to the industry.