Da Brat’s Alleged Assault Victim Retains High Powered Attorney
Shayla Stevens, an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader who was allegedly assaulted by Da Brat earlier this month, has retained prominent trial attorney Willie Gary to represent her in the case. Da Brat was arrested on November 1 and charged with felony assault after she allegedly struck Stevens in the face with a bottle at Jermaine Dupri’s Studio 72 nightclub in Tucker, Georgia. According to witness accounts, the two were involved in a verbal altercation and shoving match earlier that night. According to a statement released by Gary’s office, Stevens has suffered permanent injuries to her face as well as possible neurological damage, putting her career as a dancer and budding actress in jeopardy. The statement also insinuates fault on the part of Studio 72’s management, whom Gary claims refused to eject Da Brat from the club prior to the incident and failed to seek medical attention for Stevens in a timely manner. “Our client was physically attacked by Da Brat and has suffered significant head injuries, permanent disfigurement as well as mental distress,” Gary stated. “Ms. Stevens is a cheerleader, choreographer, dancer, actress and entrepreneur, whose career has been greatly affected by this incident.” Gary’s track record as a litigator is well documented. He has reportedly won several multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients against corporations such as Walt Disney and Anheuser-Busch.