The son of AFL persona Sam Newman is taking authorized motion towards his old style and Australian NBA star Jock Landale over an alleged assault after they had been at highschool collectively a decade in the past.
Max Jones, 25, is taking authorized motion towards Geelong Grammar for negilence and “failing to institute a tradition on the faculty that prevented the abuse of scholars by fellow college students”.
He alleges Landale pressured him to the bottom and attacked him on February 7, 2013.
The Herald Solar stories Landale is alleged to have repeatedly jumped on Mr Jones’ decrease abdomen to the beat of a tune performed by a transportable speaker in a faculty widespread room.
Mr Jones — the son of Newman and Leonie Jones — was in yr 10 on the time of the alleged assault, whereas Landale was in yr 12.
He alleges he was pressured to endure a discectomy to take away broken discs in his backbone per week later.
Mr Jones is suing each Landale and Geelong Grammar for lack of previous and future incomes in addition to medical bills.
Landale is one among 10 Australians at the moment enjoying within the NBA and was a part of the Boomers group that gained a droughtbreaking bronze medal on the Tokyo Olympics.
The 27-year-old performed within the NBL for Melbourne United earlier than attracting NBA curiosity which finally led to him becoming a member of the San Antonio Spurs in 2021.
The 211cm centre at the moment performs for the Phoenix Suns alongside the likes of Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant — incomes $A2.3 million per season.
Landale is engaged to India Maddern, the niece of Channel 7 presenter Rebecca Maddern — who beforehand hosted the AFL Footy Present on Channel 9 alongside Sam Newman.
He alleges that “the incident constituted a battery at widespread regulation for which the second defendant (Landale) is straight liable”.
Authorized agency Arnold Thomas and Becker is performing on behalf of Mr Jones, who alleges “the incident constituted a battery at widespread regulation for which the second defendant (Landale) is straight liable”.
“Because of the incident and the accidents brought on by the incident, the plaintiff’s skill to pay attention and examine was prejudiced,” the authorized writ, obtained by the Herald Solar, states.
Geelong Grammar has denied the claims, stating the widespread room was supervised always and Mr Jones didn’t report the assault when it allegedly befell.
Landale has denied the assault and all different allegations made towards him.
Legal professionals for Geelong Grammar, Landale and Mr Jones have all declined to remark additional whereas the matter is earlier than the courts.