Former D.C. Councilmember suing Georgetown tattoo parlor for $5 million
Last year, former D.C. Councilmember Harold Brazil was charged with assault for getting into a physical fight with an employee at Jinx Proof Tattoo parlor. Brazil, then 59-year-old, walked into the M Street shop with two women, one of whom was getting a tattoo. When Brazil tried to follow her into the back of the shop, he got into an altercation with one of the employees.
The May court hearing about the incident revealed that in addition to exchanging punches and expletives with Jinx Proof employees, Brazil also peed on the store’s floor. Brazil was found guilty, and was sentenced to a 30-day suspended sentence, 6 months unsupervised probation, and a $100 fine.
But Brazil’s not willing to accept the verdict. He’s now appealing his conviction and suing the parlor for $5 million, accusing them of assault, the Washington Business Journal reported.
Saying that the witnesses who reported the incident had request that the case be dropped, Brazil told the Business Journal that he questions “the true motive … behind the prosecution and the unfairness of prosecuting a former politician for no articulable reason.”