Attorneys for former Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein today filed a motion for dismissal of misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault against their client, citing a private investigator’s interview with the alleged victim in which she recants her story.
Included in the filing, made by attorneys Phil Templeton and Larry James in Franklin County Municipal Court, was a summary of the interview.
According to the summary, the alleged victim said she was invited to Klein’s apartment on July 6 and a disagreement ensued. She said she got up to leave, then decided she wanted to take a television she had loaned Klein. He wanted her to leave immediately, she said, and he “wrapped his arms around me to get me out of the house.”
She said she was flailing and during that time she bumped her head accidentally, which caused a head wound, but that Klein “was not being violent.”
The police report from the incident said Klein "violently and purposely grabbed" her by the forearms and slammed her into the front door, causing an abrasion and swelling to the left side of her forehead and scrapes on both of her forearms.
The alleged victim, the mother of a child with Klein, also asked in the deposition that the temporary protective order against Klein be lifted. Judge Carrie E. Glaeden granted only that Klein could visit with their daughter, according to court records.
Klein's trial is scheduled for Aug. 20.
Klein, a senior, was dismissed from the football team in the wake of the incident.