Kevin Johnson (D), the NBA star turned Sacramento mayor, was involved in an altercation with a protester at a charity dinner on Wednesday night – which reportedly left the other man bloodied and in need of stitches around his eye.
Sean Thompson, 32, threw a pie in Johnson’s face at the event at Sacramento high school – and witnesses say Johnson responded by “repeatedly” punching the man in the face. Police confirmed Johnson did hit Thompson.
“The mayor did strike the suspect after he was assaulted,” police spokesman Bryce Heinlein said. Johnson’s chief of staff, Crystal Strait, said the man came up, pulled the pie from a bag, grabbed Johnson and shoved in in his face. She said the mayor defended himself. Witnesses told the East Bay Express that after Thompson threw the pie, he said something to the mayor. Johnson, they said, tackled him and punched him in the face repeatedly, more than half a dozen times, landing five to 10 blows. One witness described it as a “bloody pulp”.
Har. Actually this sounds like something only the Donald could be accused of.