Fiona Walsh, the woman who threw her drink at Eddie Griffin during a show two weeks ago, claims it was an act of self defence, after she “felt sexually assaulted” by his crotch thrusts into her face during a routine.
Walsh claims Griffin singled her and her partner out during a routine at Tommy T’s comedy club in Pleasanton, CA. According to TMZ, she claims the comedian pointed at her and said, “You’re a LESBIAN. All you need is a good man…I’ll volunteer my services. You won’t be needing any strap-on’s or vibrators with me [TMZ’s emphasis].”
“He started to pump his hips into my face,” Walsh continued. “I felt sexually assaulted and I wanted him to stop—then I threw the drink at him to defend myself.”
She then says that Griffin lost control. “He jumped off the stage and onto my table. He started grabbing everything”—including a set of salt and pepper shakers—“and throwing it at me…Before I could get away from him he poured a water bottle on my head and threw it at me.”
Walsh is seeking an apology from the comic “for the public humiliation and emotional distress,” her lawyer explained to the entertainment site. “There will be a lawsuit if he doesn’t make amends.” For his part, Griffin decided last week to release his own rather vulgar defense on his Facebook page last Monday:
“These TMZ b*****s said I assaulted a “WOMAN” at my show in cali. I don’t know what kind of eyes these m***a f**kas got but that d**e b***h threw a glass of whatever she was drinkin’ in my face. All over a joke about d**e b*****s! [Griffin’s emphasis]”
The Malcolm & Eddie star also threatened to sue the site for defamation.