Former Dodger Stadium Usher Testifies Against McCourt In Stow Case
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former Dodger Stadium security guard testified Monday against former team owner Frank McCourt in the Bryan Stow lawsuit case.
Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan, filed a lawsuit for damages after being beaten nearly to death in the parking lot outside Dodger stadium, following the season opener.
Stow survived the beating, but suffers from brain damage, and has been appearing in the court room in a wheel chair.
In that courtroom on Monday, former security guard Jerome Heavens testified that Stow’s charges against McCourt carry plenty of weight.
“He was there. He quit after three days. He said ‘you know, the danger is too great for what they’re paying me’,” Stow’s attorney Tom Girardi said. “He saw fight after fight, obscenities, everything. So it’s pretty easy.”
Heavens worked on the Reserve level of Dodger Stadium, down the right field line, as an usher.
In his testimony, Heavens is quoted as telling the jury, “It was the worst job I ever had.”
Additionally, Heavens told the jury that he was instructed before the game, “If a fight breaks out, don’t get in the middle of it. Don’t get hurt. We don’t have enough ushers today on duty.”
McCourt’s attorney, Dana Fox, suggested that Stow, who Heavens said he never saw on the day of the attack, was drunk.
Fox told the jury many times that Stow and his friends had been drinking heavily before and during the game, and that he was legally drunk in the parking lot at the time of the attack.
Girardi, meanwhile, expects to rest his case on Friday, after calling McCourt himself to the stand.