Back in 2018, Attila frontman Chris Fronzak abruptly ended the band’s show in Las Vegas, attacking security guards he accused of violence against his fans. Now those security guards are fighting back with a lawsuit.
At the show, which took place on August 22, 2018 at the Hard Rock, Fronz claimed he saw a fan being choked by security, among other violent behavior. Taking issues into his own hands, he became visibly irritated, and in the video clip below, captured by a fan and posted to Instagram, he can be seen punching a security guard from behind in the back of the head, throwing a mic stand towards two guards and going on a rant against the venue and its staff.
A day later, Contemporary Services Corporation, the company who provided security at the event, filed charges with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who said that Fronzak could face a battery charge for his role in the incident. The accusation alleged that “Fronzak sucker punched two security guards and a third guard was hit with a guitar in the back,” widely believed to be Attila bassist Kalan Blehm. It’s not clear whether anything came of those charges.
At the time, Fronzak took to Twitter to defend himself, saying, “Man I wish y’all could see everything I saw from my point of view. Of course the videos only show me after I fucking snapped. The videos don’t show these abusive motherfuckers that were choking my fans and powerslamming them into the concrete….”
This past Wednesday, February 17, more than two years after the incident, the two security guards involved in the incident — Patrick Anderson and Russell Mine — filed a lawsuit against Fronzak, Blehm and guitarist Christopher Linck in a Clark County District Court.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the lawsuit alleges that Fronzak, Blehm and Linck were “lunging after, punching, attacking, kicking, throwing objects at, and/or striking” the two security guards, who suffered injuries to their heads, necks, backs, shoulders, “all or some of which conditions may be permanent and disabling in nature.”
The suit also takes aim at the Hard Rock for failing to provide “safe premises” for the guards.
Fronzak, for his part, appears unfazed, taking to Twitter yesterday to say, “Y’all are clearly bored. The lawsuit will show the truth. Security guards were abusing our fans. I don’t stand for that.”
We will keep you updated as this story develops.
[via The PRP]