Dec. 8: Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff Brings Federal Lawsuit Against NBA Players Matt Barnes, DeMarcus Cousins and Others for Assault and Battery of Clients Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell

Press Conference: 1:30 p.m. at 32 Old Slip, New York, NY 10005

Media Advisory

NEW YORK/EWORLDWIRE/Dec. 7, 2016 ---

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., Michael S. Lamonsoff Esq., will speak to the press regarding the vicious and unprovoked assault upon Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell at the Avenue Nightclub in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

The assault occurred as the young couple were enjoying a night out with their friends. They were all sitting at a table in the VIP section of the popular nightclub and conversing when Besiso was suddenly and brutally attacked by professional basketball player Matt Barnes. The six-foot, seven-inch tall athlete grabbed the diminutive 26-year-old five-foot, five-inch female by the neck and began choking her.

Powell immediately went to her aid and tried to get Barnes to release his stranglehold on Besiso's neck. During the attempted rescue, six-foot, eleven-inch NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins delivered a blindside punch to Powell's face.

After Powell's attempted rescue, Barnes released his grip on Besiso's neck and elbowed her in the face, causing her to lose consciousness. Powell was then attacked by Barnes and Cousins as well as their entourage who unleashed a barrage of punches and kicks to Powell's head, torso and body.

Besiso and Powell were then taken by ambulance to Lenox Hill Hospital where they were treated for their injuries.

TMZ Video taken after the assault shows Cousins and the other assailants boasting about the assault.

WHAT: Press Conference - Filing of federal lawsuit against NBA players Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins for the assault and battery of Lamonsoff clients Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell

WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, 32 Old Slip, New York, NY 10005

RSVP: Sian Du'Prey, 212-962-1020, [email protected]

MEDIA: RSVP in advance to ensure office access.


Sian Duprey
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC
32 Old Slip, 8th Fl.
New York, NY 10005
PHONE. 6468677029
EMAIL: [email protected]