Woman allegedly assaulted by Knicks forward and girlfriend sues


A woman allegedly assaulted by a New York Knicks player and his jealous girlfriend outside a Manhattan bar is legally slapping them back, according to her attorney.

Shakaira Elaine Elie, 22, was enjoying a day party with her friends at Trinity Place Bar and Restaurant on May 22 when they noticed a very tall man staring at her, according to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Unbeknownst to Elie, the 6-foot-10 man was Knicks power forward Kyle O’Quinn.

O’Quinn, 26, of Queens, was with a woman — believed to be his girlfriend — who also allegedly noticed him making googly eyes at Elie and was not paying attention to her, according to the suit’s account.

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As the party was winding down, a friend of Elie’s went to the restroom as she waited outside for their ride to arrive.

O’Quinn, his companion and crew also allegedly made their way out of the party.

The 2012 second-round NBA draft pick, who signed a four year $16 million deal with the Knicks in 2015 and earned his college degree from Norfolk State University last month, allegedly tried to talk to Elie, but she wasn’t interested. Nonetheless, his companion allegedly attacked her, the lawsuit says.

O’Quinn allegedly jumped in and grabbed Elie by the neck, according to the court documents.

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“We find it extremely disturbing that a person with his fame, that young people look up to, would not prevent a fight from happening, but instead would brutally attack, choke and slam her to the ground, not once, but twice,” said Elie’s attorney Marion Conde da Silveira.

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is suing the restaurant for failing to have proper security as well as O’Quinn and his girlfriend for the pain and suffering she sustained from the assault.

(L. Todd Spencer/AP)

After the episode, Elie’s bag and wallet went missing, the suit says.

Elie and her friend learned the aggressor was a player for the Knicks, but didn’t know his name, said Conde da Silveira.

They searched online and found his photograph and contacted the NYPD two days later.

The case is still under investigation, the attorney said.

Meanwhile, Elie went to the hospital and was treated for bruises to her face, head, neck, ribs and elbow.

Elie is suing the restaurant for failing to have proper security as well as O’Quinn and his girlfriend for the pain and suffering she sustained from the assault.

A spokesman for O’Quinn declined to comment.

A manager for the restaurant did not return a call for comment.

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