From Thabo Sefolosha: He has NOT decided to file civil lawsuit. Notice of claim filed months ago as matter of procedure in case decides to.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) October 21, 2015
Less than two weeks after he was acquitted on all counts in criminal court, a report has surfaced that indicates that Thabo Sefolosha will sue the city of New York and the New York Police Department for $50 million following the now infamous nightclub incident. The report comes via Rebecca Rosenberg and Julia Marsh of the New York Post, and as part of the claim, Sefolosha's attorney had this to say:
"Unfortunately, he may not be dunking as much as he was before this happened," the attorney said.
This is in direct response to Sefolosha's recent performance during the preseason, in which he was able to dunk during the course of game action. The lawsuit reportedly indicates that the veteran swingman's "damages are permanent in nature and continuing into the future", which will undoubtedly become a sticking point in any defense from the city and/or the police department.
More details will emerge in the coming days, but for now, it seems that the suspense about whether Thabo Sefolosha would file a civil suit is no more.