A judge has ruled that boxing star Adrien Broner must pay a woman nearly $830,000 in connection with a 2018 assault at a Cleveland nightclub.
According to Cleveland.com, Judge Nancy Margaret Russo awarded the unidentified woman $500,000 in punitive damages and $250,000 in compensatory damages. He must also pay for the women's legal fees and other costs, which takes to total to over $800,000.
Broner did not contest the judgment and did not show up in court. A default judgment was reached.
"One would hope this judgment will teach Adrien Broner to keep his hands to himself," said the woman's lawyer, Ashlie Case Sletvold, in a statement released by the firm.
Broner was arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, misdemeanor sexual imposition and abduction, a third-degree felony, in connection with the incident.
He pleaded guilty to assault and unlawful restraint, both misdemeanor charges and has been placed on probation.