A gay man, who is being represented by Gloria Allred, has announced he filed a suit claiming that Redmond O'Neal (the son of the late Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal) attacked him in what was essentially a hate crime that occurred last May, reports Los Angeles TV station KABC.
At a press conference Thursday, the man, Ken Fox, alleged that on May 2, he was outside of a Los Angeles-based coin laundry when O'Neal shouted an antigay slur at him.
"What are you looking at, faggot?" O'Neal reportedly said.
According to Fox, O'Neal, 33, who has a history of substance abuse and run-ins with the law, then hit him with a bottle while screaming homophobic slurs.
"I felt trapped, like a wounded animal. I literally thought I was going to die. I screamed, he called me more names. By then, I was kneeling on the sidewalk, my broken glasses cutting into my face, bleeding all over myself, and all I could do was scream until he just walked away," Fox said.
Not only is Fox seeking damages for medical bills incurred from the attack, but he has filed a criminal felony assault complaint against O'Neal with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
Criminal charges have already been filed against O'Neal for an alleged crime spree from May 2 to May 5 of this year that included robbing a 7-Eleven and attacking five men (Fox is one of the five). Two of those people were determined to have serious injuries, including one who was found in a pool of his own blood with stab wounds to the face and body, according to USA Today.
"I've spent the last four months recovering from what Redmond O'Neal did to me. I am speaking out today because I need to do what I can to make sure this man never injures or hurts another defenseless 'faggot' ever again," Fox said at the press conference.