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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -
A motion to dismiss has been filed against a lawsuit claiming the daughter of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban attacked a woman over a Facebook posting.
Saban's attorney, Joshua Hayes, filed the motion to dismiss the lawsuit on Thursday morning. He released this statement on the issue:
Bob Prince and I are proud to represent Kristen Saban. We strongly dispute the allegations - and that's all they are at this point - made in the Complaint. We will vigorously defend Kristen and the truth will come out.
The lawsuit was filed on June 26 against Kristen Saban and is seeking compensatory and punitive damages plus costs and interest.
According to the suit, Sarah Grimes and Kristen Saban were friends and sorority sisters in August of 2010 when they went out for a night of drinking with some other friends. Near the end of the night, Grimes and Saban exchanged words before Saban posted "No one likes Sarah! Yayyyyy!" on her Facebook page. Grimes confronted Saban and, allegedly, this led to an attack by Saban.
The suit says Saban shoved Grimes and punched her multiple times in the head and nose and pulled her hair. It also says it took two other women to pull Saban off of Grimes.
The lawsuit says Grimes was taken to DCH where she was diagnosed with an elbow contusion, a concussion, cervical strain, a headache and later a deviated septum. A physician mentioned in the document says the "injuries were very serious and could have been life threatening." Officers responded to the assault call at the hospital, but Grimes stated that she did not want Saban criminally prosecuted.
Allegedly, the incident was submitted to Judicial Affairs at UA and Saban pled guilty. A no contact order was issued between the women and Saban was ordered to undergo psychological testing and an anger management class.
Grimes says she has suffered "repeated night terrors, anxiety, physical trembling, fears of dying from brain injuries, trouble sleeping, and intrusive recollections of the event." She says she has also been seeing a psychologist for the "severe emotional trauma that she sustained from the beating." The plaintiff states that the petition in the middle of her nose was found to be deformed by a surgeon doing reconstructive surgery in December of 2011. The lawsuit says "it was a direct result of the beating that Sarah received from Kristen."
Grimes' attorney, Stephen A. Strickland, refused a request for an interview. Strickland told FOX6, "I do not try my cases in the media."
Birmingham attorney Roger Appell weighed in on the case for FOX6 News and he says the details in the complaint are very specific and don't look good for Kristen Saban.
Appell also says he's surprised there was no settlement of this case to keep it out of public view but it might not be too late to reach such a settlement before this case goes to a jury.