LOS ANGELES, CA – A lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County’s West District by a father and daughter, alleging that comedian Pauly Shore encouraged security members at The Comedy Store to attack the father in 2022. The suit claims that security members at The Comedy Store “violently grabbed and attacked” plaintiff Sean Kehoe on Nov. 30, 2022, while his daughter, Kirra Lyn Potts, was present. The allegations also state that Kehoe sustained “severe injuries” which resulted in Potts facing “mental and emotional distress” and “extreme mental anguish.”
According to the lawsuit, both Kehoe and Potts allege that Shore “agreed with and encouraged” the attack, and that he and The Comedy Store are both responsible for the security officials’ actions as a result of negligence in his “selection of hiring.” The lawsuit seeks monetary compensation for previous and future medical bills, along with a to-be-determined sum for loss of earnings.
The incident has led to a legal battle that has garnered public attention and raised questions about the responsibilities of celebrities and establishments in ensuring the safety and well-being of their patrons. The lawsuit highlights the potential consequences of alleged negligence and the impact it can have on the physical and emotional health of individuals involved.
As the case unfolds, it brings to light the complexities of legal disputes involving public figures and their interactions with private individuals. The outcome of this lawsuit could set a precedent for similar cases in the future, influencing the way celebrities and businesses approach their roles in maintaining a safe environment for their audience and customers.