Batavia man claims security guards assaulted him at Beyonce concert

BATAVIA1 A Batavia man has filed a lawsuit against the operator of the United Center in Chicago after alleging he was assaulted by security guards at a Beyonce concert in December 2013.

Curtis Eshghy filed the lawsuit March 9 in Cook County Circuit Court against United Center Joint Venture, the operator of the arena. He is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, plus attorney s fees and costs.

According to the suit, Eshghy was approached by three security guards during the concert Dec.

10, 2013. He was asked to leave.

He complied and walked toward the concourse with the guards, the suit stated.

While halfway up the stairs to the concourse, one of the security guards struck Eshghy in the throat, the suit stated. Eshghy then fell onto the stairs as all three guards continued to strike Eshghy as he screamed for help. One security guard placed his fingers in Eshghy s eye sockets.

The security guards then dragged Eshghy to a room and handcuffed him to a bench, the suit stated.

According to the suit, emergency medical technicians arrived on the scene and transported him to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in Chicago, where Eshghy was arrested.

The suit stated that the United Center hired police officers to act as security the night of the concert.

According to the lawsuit, United Center employees made physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with Eshghy.

Eshghy is represented by attorney David Lipschultz, of the Chicago firm Goldberg Weisman and Cairo.


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