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Report: Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn being sued over alleged assualt

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A New York woman is suing Knicks’ center Kyle O’Quinnand his girlfriend over an alleged assault outside a party on May 22.

The New York Daily News has the story, which is based on the lawsuit and a conversation with the attorney representing the plaintiff. The New York Police Department is reportedly still investigating the incident.

Here are the details from the Daily News:
Shakaira Elaine Elie, 22, was enjoying a day party with her friends at Trinity Place Bar and Restaurant on May 22 when they noticed a very tall man staring at her, according to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

That man was O’Quinn, who was at the party with his girlfriend. Elie was outside the restaurant waiting for her ride when O’Quinn left and his group left as well, which is when the Knicks’ center tried to talk to Elie but she told him she was not interested, according to the report.

Nonetheless, his companion allegedly attacked her, the lawsuit says. O’Quinn allegedly jumped in and grabbed Elie by the neck, according to the court documents....

Meanwhile, Elie went to the hospital and was treated for bruises to her face, head, neck, ribs and elbow.

Representatives of O’Quinn and the restaurant did not comment for the story.

O’Quinn, a 6'10" reserve center for the Knicks, is about to enter the second year of a four-year, $16 million deal with the team.