Pauly Shore Sued for Assault and Battery Amidst Richard Simmons Biopic Drama

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Pauly Shore Sued for Assault and Battery Amidst Richard Simmons Biopic Drama

A father and a daughter have sued Pauly Shore and The Comedy Store for an alleged assault inside the iconic West Hollywood club while the comic continues to work on his Richard Simmons biopic without the permission of Richard Simmons.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Sean Kehoe and his daughter Kirra Lyn Potts filed suit against Shore and the club alleging “Battery,” “Assault” and “Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress,” among other accusations. Kehoe and Potts claim that, while the pair were patrons at the venue on November 30, 2022, security personnel associated with Shore “violently grabbed and attacked” Kehoe, with the accusers even claiming that Shore was aware that his security intended to assault Kehoe and “encouraged” the plan. Potts has asserted that witnessing the alleged attack against her father caused her serious “emotional distress.”

The suit also accuses Shore and The Comedy Store of “negligence,” “negligence in the hiring of unfit employees” and “premises liability” as Kehoe and Potts seek “repayment of all damages incurred” along with compensation for their attorney fees. The plaintiffs did not detail what exactly inspired the alleged violent incident.

The Blast incorrectly identified the Encino Man star as the owner of The Comedy Store — in actuality, Shore’s brother Peter is the trustee of the Mitzi S. Shore Trust and CEO of the company, inheriting the Store from his king-and-queen-making mother. Neither Pauly Shore nor his brother have publicly addressed the lawsuit, but the allegations come amidst a rocky couple of weeks’ worth of publicity for Pauly.

At the ongoing Sundance Film Festival, Shore debuted his proof-of-concept short film The Court Jester with the intention of developing it into a full-length feature. The Court Jester shows Shore playing TV fitness personality Richard Simmons, a self-casting that came as a surprise to Simmons himself, who clarified in a rare public statement, “I have never given my permission for this movie.”

However, Shore is optimistic that Simmons will come around on the film and even assist Shore in carrying out his vision. Additionally, Shore is still searching for a screenwriter to take on the Court Jester feature script. As Shore continues the jog toward production on his passion project, the suit against Shore and The Comedy Store seems unlikely to slow his roll — after all, he’s gotta keep his knees high and his heart rate up.

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