An encounter with some (former) fans may have left Kid Rock feeling a little punchy, but it also left his onetime worshippers more than a little litigious.
The trio of autograph seekers who first filed a $15 million suit against the Detroit rap-rocker in March over a 2006 skirmish at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel have amended their complaint, adding additional claims of assault and battery and clarifying allegations of negligence against Rock and his cohorts.
In the new version of the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, Michael Medlin, Carlos Bonilla and Jose Perez say they were punched and left licking their wounds in front of the hotel-based Teddy's nightclub following a run-in with Rock, his entourage and and members of the Boo-Yaa Tribe.
"Kid Rock himself owed a duty to [the men] to ensure that his own actions, and the actions of those he had control over, such as friends, security, entourage and others associated with him, would do nothing to cause injury to foreseeable persons such as plaintiffs," states the revised suit.
The complaint claims Rock's security detail, which had "undertaken a duty to ensure that others would not be unreasonably harmed by their activities," but ultimately "failed in their duties."
The amended version was filed after an attorney for Rock (real name: Robert Ritchie) challenged the negligence allegation in the trio's original suit, filed March 21.
The updated suit also includes claims the hotel should also be held liable for the incident.
A hearing, originally scheduled to take place today for Team Rock to formally challenge the negligence claims, was canceled now that the suit has been revamped.
The three plaintiffs are seeking damages for loss of wages, medical expenses and general pain and suffering.
They say they simply approached the 37-year-old star, with autograph book, a bag and a small camera, only to be beaten down and "left on the ground seriously injured as Kid Rock and his entourage drove off."