DJ Irie is being sued by his former road manager. The popular Miami Heat disc jockey, whose real name is Ian Grocher, allegedly gave his then-employee a nasty beat down in a Toronto nightclub Feb. 13, during the NBA’s All Star Weekend.
Now Irie’s alleged victim, Jason Kasten, wants him to pay for the consequences, which according to the lawsuit included medical care and “disfigurement.”
Kasten declined comment and referred questions to his lawyer, Jordan Shaw.
“This was not an isolated incident,” Shaw said. “We have several affidavits from witnesses who saw Mr. Grocher scream at my client in the past.” Kasten finally quit shortly after the incident. He worked for Irie for three years.
Irie apparently had a problem with the presence of a person he disliked at his table and asked Kasten to kick out the hanger-on. Shaw said Irie was drunk and became belligerent toward Kasten when Kasten asked him to calm down.
“DJ Irie began orally berating plaintiff while holding the back of his neck and spitting in his face,” the complaint reads.
Kasten tried to walk away, according to the lawsuit, but Irie allegedly charged Kasten and punched him in the head and face. Irie’s lawyer did not return a call and email requesting comment.