LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Comedian Pauly Shore is facing allegations of abetting a violent attack at The Comedy Store in Hollywood over a year ago. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Sean Kehoe and his daughter Kirra Lyn Potts, accuses Shore and The Comedy Store of battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence.
According to the 17-page complaint, Kehoe was violently grabbed, attacked, and dragged during their visit to The Comedy Store in November 2022, allegedly by the establishment’s security personnel. The lawsuit also claims that Shore knew about the planned assault and even encouraged it, showing intent for the assault to be carried out.
As a result of the alleged attack, Kehoe suffered severe injuries and mental distress, while Potts experienced emotional distress from witnessing her father’s injuries. The lawsuit also accuses The Comedy Store and Shore of failing to intervene and failing to provide adequate security personnel to protect club patrons.
Kehoe and Potts are seeking a jury trial for the case, as well as repayment of damages covering past and future wage loss and medical expenses.
The Comedy Store, an iconic fixture on LA’s Sunset Strip, was founded by Shore’s parents, Sammy and Mitzi Shore, and screenwriter Rudy DeLuca in 1972. Mitzi, who passed away in 2018, took ownership in 1974 and played a significant role in developing and guiding the club’s talent.
Shore has not commented on the allegations, and representatives for both Shore and The Comedy Store have not responded to requests for comment.
The case continues to unfold as the entertainment industry closely monitors the legal proceedings.