Assault and Battery Lawsuit Accuses Pauly Shore of Encouraging Violent Attack at L.A. Comedy Club in 2022

LOS ANGELES, California – A lawsuit has been filed against actor and comedian Pauly Shore, alleging assault and battery at The Comedy Store in 2022. The lawsuit, filed by Sean Kehoe and his daughter Kirra Lyn Potts, claims that security personnel at the comedy club violently attacked Kehoe at Shore’s encouragement.

According to the legal document obtained by TheWrap, the incident occurred on Nov. 30, 2022, resulting in severe injuries for Kehoe and mental and emotional distress for Potts. The plaintiffs allege that Shore was not only aware of the impending attack but also encouraged the security team to carry it out, holding him responsible for the staff members’ actions due to negligence in hiring.

Kehoe and Potts are seeking monetary compensation for loss of earnings and medical bills, as well as damages related to medical, ambulance, and incidental expenses. The litigation also lists economic and non-economic losses, as well as pre-trial interest, to be established at the time of trial according to proof.

The Comedy Store, founded in 1972 by Sammy Shore, Mitzi Shore, and Rudy de Luca, was the site of the alleged incident. The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court for the state of California.

Additionally, Shore recently made headlines after fitness guru Richard Simmons denied giving permission for Shore to portray him in an upcoming biopic, contradicting Shore’s announcement of his involvement in the project.

The lawsuit against Shore has brought attention to the issue of liability in hiring and supervising security personnel for entertainment venues. As the case progresses, the outcome could set a precedent for similar situations in the future, impacting the responsibilities of performers and venue owners in ensuring the safety of their patrons.

Efforts to reach Shore’s representation for comment have been made, but no response has been received at the time of writing. As the legal process unfolds, the significance of this case will continue to be monitored closely.