Eminem sued for punching a guy in a strip club

Two years ago Eminem beat up a guy in a strip club. No big surprise, right? Right. We haven’t heard a lot from Eminem in a while, but it makes sense that when we would, it’d be for some kind of fight. Well even though the guy laid low for a couple years, he’s decided that NOW is the time to sue the rapper – for the gigantic sum of $25,000.

A man has sued Eminem, claiming the rapper punched him two years ago while they were in the bathroom of a Detroit strip club.

The Detroit News reports Miad Jarbou of Royal Oak filed the lawsuit Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court seeking more than $25,000 in damages. The suit claims Eminem punched him July 13, 2006, at Cheetah’s On the Strip Gentlemen’s Club.

Eminem spokesman Dennis Dennehy declined to comment Friday on the lawsuit.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, wasn’t charged following reports of an incident at the club in 2006.

The strip club is located on Eight Mile Road, the border between Detroit and the northern suburbs made famous by Eminem’s hit 2002 film “8 Mile.”

[From the Huffington Post]

The incident happened after Jarbou and a friend approached Eminem for an autograph in the club’s bathroom. The rapper was at the urinal, and his bodyguard turned Jarbou away. According to his account, he was trying to explain to the bodyguard that he wanted to meet Eminem when the rapper turned around and punched him.

He’s claiming the classic lawsuit issues due to the incident; that he’s undergone physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, has dealt with ongoing serious injuries requiring medical treatment and suffered embarrassment, humiliation, the burden of medical expenses, wage loss and other economic and non-economic damages. So pretty much that one punch ruined his whole life.

Normally I’d think a lawsuit over this was stupid, but the guy’s only asking for$25,000. That’s like a weekend in Vegas to Eminem. I’m surprised he hasn’t just paid it. It seems fair for punching a guy for pretty much no reason.

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  1. BIGWIG says:

    where has this guy been and where is kim .lol….im first

  2. Jenna says:

    Well, if I was using the restroom and someone wanted an autograph in the middle of me peeing I would punch them too. :D

  3. daisy424 says:

    I think it was an invasion of privacy to ask him WHILE he was at the urinal, but the violence is uncalled for.

  4. NHchicky says:

    I read.. probably close to 2 years ago.. that the guy had approached him for an autograph as he was on his way to the restroom. Marshall told him that he would stop by his table when he was finished. The guy followed him and kept harrassing him for an autograph.

    Marshall went into the restroom and started using the urinal when the guy busted in still bitching that Marshall was an asshole for not signing an autograph and talking trash.

    If someone was stalking me in the bathroom, you’d better believe I’d defend myself. This guy had NO business following him into the restroom or provoking him into violence. I don’t believe for a minute that the guy was hit for no reason.

  5. Tanille says:

    If i was a guy and i was taken a piss at a Urinal id be pissed off and kinda creeped out. I mean if you were sitting on the toilet would you want someone standing beside you trying to get an autograph, eeww.

  6. I choose me says:

    I would have punched his ass too. You don’t follow someone to the bathroom and harass them for an autograph while they’re taking a piss. :evil:

  7. fee says:

    Where the hell is Eminem? He was the biggest act on the planet for awhile there now his just disappeared into oblivion…..not that I mind – i’d just like him to take a couple of people with him so they can learn how to stay out of the spotlight (Amy, Paris, Lindsay….etc)

    PS – I wouldve hooked the bastard for giving me grief mid-stream as well….time and a place to ask for an autograph, in the shithouse isnt it…

  8. vdantev says:

    Been punched in the face, but never the strip club :lol:

  9. Anon says:

    Whatever happened to “Dude, NOT NOW!” ?

  10. KatyAlia says:

    Btw: He’s not asking for just 25,000. He’s asking for damages MORE than 25,000. It’s just a legal distincion. If you’re asking for ‘more than’ it might still mean millions. For instance the lawsuit that the Besette family filed against the Kennedy estate after Lauren’s & Caroline’s death stated the same ‘more than 25,000′.

  11. CL says:

    I would’ve punched that guy too. How do you become so obnoxious to follow someone into the bathroom and pester them for an autograph?

  12. journey says:

    i agree with the humiliation and embarassment bit. getting beat up by a pasty, scrawny little rapper boy because you were annoying him at the urinal? they should be embarassed by it.

  13. kate says:

    sounds like maybe an autograph wasn’t all this guy was after…

  14. Aspen says:

    Sounds to me like the guy went to the event specifically to upset Eminem and get himself punched or threatened or something…so that he could sue.

    If someone followed me into a bathroom and harrassed me while I was trying to pee…they’d be lucky if all they got was a punch.

  15. Anne says:

    Wow, so ya, if you don’t like what someone is doing you just punch them. Nice. Seems to me that’s illegal though.

  16. allison says:

    sounds like this quy wanted more than just an autoqraph if someone did that to me i would’ve punched them too he had no riqht to sue Eminem he should’ve just leaved him the fuck alone

  17. Jamison Marco says:

    I cannot thank you enough for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…