In the lawsuit, Broadly reports, the woman, Kelly Guerrero from California, is alleging she incurred “substantial medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress” after Neil attacked her. She is seeking $75,000 in damages.
Guerrero and her son reportedly walked by Neil, actor Nicholas Cage and comedian Carrot Top outside the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, when she told Cage that her son was a big fan. Cage and Neil had allegedly been engaged in “horseplay” with the actor holding the musician in a headlock.
Then, the suit contends, “as Mr. Cage let go of Vince Neil and was walking away, Vince Neil attacked Kelly without warning or provocation. Neil grabbed Kelly’s hair from behind, yanking her down to the pavement on her back.” Cage came to the woman’s defense, again putting his companion in a headlock.
Guerrero claims she woke up the next day with pain in her neck, lower back and buttocks and was diagnosed with a “back sprain or strain; neck sprain or strain and sacral contusion due to physical assault.” As well, she states, her primary care physician diagnosed her with a “fractured coccyx and a severe left hip injury.”
Neil was charged wth misdemeanor battery by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police with his first court date set for July 27. No date is yet set for Guerrero’s suit against the singer.
Billboard reached out to Neil’s rep for comment but did not hear back at time of publishing.