Renzo Gracie Due in Court on Friday For Alleged Bouncer Brawl
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.21.2014
Six others being charged…
- It was reported yesterday that Renzo Gracie was facing charges of gang assault in the second degree, following the alleged attack on a nightclub bouncer on Monday. He was then released later in the day on $10,000 bail.
MMAjunkie.com now reports that Gracie is due in court on Friday to answer charges. Gracie is charged with assault in the third degree for allegedly throwing a bouncer to the ground in the early hours of Monday at the 1 Oak Club in Manhattan. In New York, the third-degree assault charge is a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail, probation, fines and restitution to the victim.
Also being charged are UFC veteran Andre Gusmao, 37, Leonardo Leite, 29, and Strikeforce and WSOF vet Igor Gracie, 34, the cousin of Gracie. Leonardo Dacosta, Gregor Rangel and Rafael Barbosa Carvalho Da Costa are also alleged to have participated in the attack.
The man that was allegedly attacked Craig Molesphini, reportedly suffered a broken elbow after Gracie grabbed him by the body and threw him to the ground. It was then, according to the complaint filed, that the six other defendants joined Gracie and, according to multiple witness statements, began fighting off other security personnel.
According to eyewitness reports, the men were "executing roundhouse kicks and other martial arts maneuvers"; one witness added that a man began to choke him by grabbing his tie, "and that as a result of the ensuing struggle," he "suffered substantial pain to his left knee and right shin."