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4 Seasons Las Vegas Employee Sues ex-UFC Fighter for Unprovoked Assault

Posted on: February 10, 2023, 06:32h. 

Final up to date on: February 10, 2023, 06:32h.

A upkeep employee on the 4 Seasons in Las Vegas is suing the corporate and Chael Sonnen after the previous UFC title challenger allegedly attacked Olds and 4 different individuals with out provocation one night time in 2021, in keeping with paperwork uncovered by KLAS-TV/Las Vegas.

In keeping with the swimsuit filed in Las Vegas by Joshua Olds – which claims assault, battery, and negligence – Olds “was severely crushed about his face and particular person” on Dec. 18, 2021, inflicting “severe accidents.”

Chael Sonnen
Chael Sonnen claims he was on Ambien and unaware of attacking 5 individuals in Las Vegas in 2021. (Picture: Getty)

Olds was apparently coming to assistance from lodge visitors Julie and Christopher Stellpflug, who filed their very own lawsuit in opposition to Sonnen in March. The San Luis Obispo, Calif. couple declare they encountered Sonnen, who appeared intoxicated, whereas strolling to their lodge room. With out provocation, Sonnen punched Christopher within the head a number of instances, then tried to choke him, in keeping with the Stellpflugs’ swimsuit, which additionally claims that Sonnen threw Julie in opposition to a lightweight fixture and punched her within the face. Each plaintiffs declare they had been left with concussions.

In keeping with a number of experiences, Sonnen, 45, was initially charged with 10 counts of misdemeanor battery and considered one of felony battery by strangulation on 5 individuals. In March 2022, prosecutors dropped the felony cost and filed an amended legal grievance decreasing Sonnen’s fees to 6 misdemeanors.

In September 2022, Las Vegas Justice Professional Tem Craig Friedberg dismissed the 2 remaining counts making use of to Stellpflugs’ grievance. Sonnen now faces 4 misdemeanor battery counts referring to Olds’ grievance.

Not Arrested

In keeping with KLAS, Sonnen was solely cited on the scene, not arrested, as a result of police claimed the batteries had been misdemeanors that weren’t witnessed by them. KLAS additionally reported that Sonnen later informed police that he was on Ambien and didn’t bear in mind both incident.

A bench trial in Sonnen’s legal case is scheduled for April. Each civil circumstances requested jury trials.

It isn’t clear whether or not the fifth particular person allegedly injured by Sonnen, believed to be a 4 Seasons safety guard, is taking authorized motion.

‘A Passionate Man’

Sonnen, who resides in Portland, is so extremely regarded within the MMA universe, UFC president Dana White as soon as named him as a possible successor to his throne.

“Chael is clearly a passionate man,” White informed MMA Junkie in 2014. “I believe he loves [the sport], and he’s nice.”

It isn’t identified how the costs affected White’s opinion. However even again then, White expressed his doubts.

“The factor with Chael, although, is that he over-exaggerates an excessive amount of, and also you don’t know what’s actual and what’s not,” White mentioned.