Five bucks says Paula Deen can't wait for 2013 to be over! LOLz!
Paula's had a rough year, filled with lawsuits, racism allegations, and falls from grace. Now we're hearing that her stepson has now found himself under multiple felony battery charges.
Anthony Groover, 28, allegedly attacked his friend — well, probably ex-friend now — James Price leaving him with brutal injuries, including a broken nose and eye socket.
Here's what a source told the National Enquirer (so keep your skepticism on alert!):
“Paula was being bombarded with bad press, and she was furious with Anthony for putting her reputation and business empire at further risk. Paula has done everything she can to make sure Anthony’s case remains buried, but it’s also caused an avalanche of problems in her marriage because she’s been taking out her anger on her husband Michael, who is Anthony’s father."
Interestingly enough, James went out of his way to describe in detail to the National Enquirer his Sept. 23, 2012 run-in with Groover!
The story is that he and Anthony were drinking (of course) at a local place called Live Wire Music Hall, when they decided to leave and hail a cab.
Here's where the story gets a little weird (and honestly, suspect) — an SUV pulls up, Anthony gets in the front seat, and James goes for the back… but for some reason this enrages Anthony? Why?
Here's what James said:
“Anthony flew into a rage, jumped out of the SUV with another guy and started cussing me for no reason. I told him, ‘F*** you, man!’ and started to walk away. As my back was turned, Anthony shoved me into a brick building. My head hit the wall so hard that it knocked me out cold.”
Things like this don't happen for 'no reason!'
Anyway, Police say that witnesses confirm that white dude from an SUV tackled James into a wall and then punched him a bunch, but whether or not it was Anthony is up in the air.
James claims he had $100,000 of reconstructive surgery and STILL has issues, and Anthony was NOT indicted following a grand jury ruling in May. James continued:
“As it stands now, it looks like Anthony is going to get away without any punishment at all. Paula Deen and her family are treated like royalty in the Savannah area, and it’s pretty obvious to me that this is just another case of Savannah’s good ol’ boy network protecting her.”
Can we just not have Paula Deen or her family do or allegedly do anything awful for the next few months?? We need a break!
Honestly, we have no idea if Anthony even did any of this stuff. We hope he didn't, and we home this Price guy isn't just wasting everyone's time — but if he WAS beaten, we do hope he gets back to normal, and whoever did it IS brought to justice!
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