NEW YORK (AP) — A prince from Monaco is suing over a New York City nightclub brawl that left him bloodied and left another patron under arrest.
Prince Pierre Casiraghi (cah-zee-RAH'-gee) and two friends are suing the Double Seven club, patron Adam Hock and Hock's attorney. The lawsuit was made public Monday.
Casiraghi says Hock attacked him. His lawsuit says the club shouldn't have served alcohol to Hock and describes Hock as drunk and "pugilistic." It says Hock and defense lawyer Joseph Tacopina defamed the prince and his cohorts by saying they started the February fracas and have a history of belligerence.
Casiraghi was treated for facial cuts. Hock has pleaded not guilty to assault.
Tacopina says his remarks were made to defend a falsely accused client.
A lawyer for Double Seven owner Jeffrey Jah says he unequivocally disputes the allegations.