Big Worm From "Friday" Accused of Assault & Battery
According to TMZ, stage manger Beatrice Eliza filed a lawsuit against Love in Los Angeles County Superior Court yesterday (June 5). Eliza claims Love groped her after she picked him up from Burbank Airport in March, and refused to stop "until she threatened to kick him out of the car."
In her lawsuit, Eliza says the actor "barbarically assaulted and battered her." In addition to the groping, she alleges that several days following the initial incident, the two got into a shouting match on the set of their production, ironically titled Irresponsible Behavior, that eventually became violent.
Eliza says the argument began over a bathroom key before escalating into shouting, cursing and threats. Besides chairs being thrown, Eliza also says Love grabbed a Louis Vuitton handbag he thought was hers and "attempted to throw it out of the second story window." After a producer on set intervened, informing Love that the bag was not Eliza's, the actor picked up Eliza's Gucci handbag and tossed the it out the window. Eliza's attorney says his client then dialed 911 and LAPD officers arrived on the scene shortly afterward.
Eliza claims she has "suffered great mental, physical and nervous pain" as a result of the alleged incident and is suing for unspecified damages.
Afro-Cuban actor Faizon Love has been in such films as A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Don't Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood, The Players Club, B*A*P*S, Money Talks, 3 Strikes, and Idlewild. He has also appeared on television, including "That's So Raven," "The Parent Hood" and "The Wayans Bros."