2:27 PM PT — Keisha’s attorney and her cousin’s attorney is giving more context to thevideos that have surfaced in the past few days — saying there’s one key piece ofinformation that’s missing from this whole saga.
Brandon Burrell — Keisha’s attorney — tells TMZ … Keisha was approached by security
pretty much as soon as she and her cousin, Dayon, walked into Nellie’s that night — just
as they reached the top of the stairs. We’re told the guards accused Keisha of sneaking in
a bottle of alcohol, and were aggressive in their approach … which is when things turned
Dayon’s own attorney, Justin Hollimon, says his client noticed the guards stepping to
Keisha … and he came over to see what the fuss was about. Before he knew it, we’re told
security was trying to shove both of them down the stairs and out of the place entirely …
which is where we’re told the new video picks up, when all hell broke loose.
The legal team also notes that some of the plain clothes individuals in the clip are
actually Nellie’s own staff — bartenders and the like — and that it’s clear Dayon was
getting dogpiled. One last thing … we’re told Dayon’s part of the LGBT community, and
this ordeal has taken a toll on him.
The Black woman who claims she was dragged down a flight of steps due to racial
profiling was in the mix of a brawl right before the brutal act — but she’s sticking to her
version of events.
Somebody captured what happened to Keisha Young at D.C.’s Nellie’s Sports Bar last
weekend — but this video includes the moments before a security guard started yanking
her by her hair.
It’s clear there was a massive fight going down at the top of the stairs, and Keisha was
right there getting her licks in … throwing punches, until she appears to get tossed over
the huddle of bodies down toward the security guard.
We can’t quite tell if it’s the guard himself who initially moves her, or if it’s someone else
— but at any rate, once she’s at his feet … she starts to unload on him too, and he reacts.
That’s where the hair-dragging seems to begin from the original video that has since
gone viral. Remember, Keisha’s attorneys told us they were outraged … because they felt
she’d been singled out due to the color of her skin, suggesting racism was at play in her
treatment — and they’re still maintaining that.
Keisha’s attorney, Brandon Burrell, tells TMZ … the reason Keisha is seen tussling here
is because she was defending her cousin, Dayon Kidd, whom we’re told is the guy in the
white T — and who we’re told Nellie’s security team was pummeling after some words
Long story short — her team says the facts haven’t changed … claiming she was
approached by security when they mistook her for someone else and asked her to leave.
We’re told Keisha’s fam didn’t like the way they got at her, and in attempting to defend
her … ended up brawling. Keisha’s team says this new video picks up after that. Burrell
also says the truth would be seen easily … if only Nellie’s would release the full surveillance video.
Originally Published — 7:48 AM PT