Posted: Sep 26, 2012 5:12 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Sep 26, 2012 5:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- Attorneys in Baton Rouge filed a lawsuit this week against businessman Josh Jambon, who's accused of using the "N" word, slapping two Hurricane Isaac debris workers and spitting on another in Grand Isle last week.
The entire profanity-laced tirade was captured on cell phone video. Brandi Worley pulled out her cell phone after she saw two of her co-workers get attacked.
"All three of them were assaulted in an unimaginable way," said Attorney Cleo Fields, who is representing the workers filing suit.
The lawsuit was filed in Jefferson Parish, where the incident took place. The Grand Isle Police department confirmed Jambon was charged with three counts of battery for assaulting the workers.
"I'm a really good guy," Jambon said when reached by telephone last week. "I'm a really good businessman."
"Good guys do not spat in people's faces," Fields said today. "Good people do not slap females or hit anyone, quite frankly."
Attorneys believe the civil lawsuit should go to trial in about a year.
"We're going to get 12 people here in the state and say to him, no matter our backgrounds, our life experiences are, we do not do this or tolerate this in the State of Louisiana," Fields said. "That is what we will seek to do and that is justice."
According to defense attorneys, if convicted on the three counts of criminal battery Jambon could face up to 18 months in prison.