Professional Boxer, Robert Easter Jr., Sued for Assaulting a Defenseless Woman and Knocking Her Unconscious
Charles E. Boyk Law Offices and the Buckfire Law Firm are representing Selina Terry after she was assaulted and severely injured by Robert Easter while Ms. Terry was working at a Gentleman’s club in Toledo, Ohio.
TOLEDO, Ohio – On August 7th, 2021, Selina Terry, an independent contractor dancer, was working at Bucks Rack City Gentleman’s Club located on Telegraph Road in Toledo, Ohio. While looking for her purse and gathering her belongings to drive home after a full shift, Ms. Terry was confronted inside of the club by Robert Easter Jr. Mr. Easter, in the course of his actions, made disparaging remarks towards Ms. Terry, spit on Ms. Terry, and then punched her in the face with such force that she fell down and was rendered unconscious. Prior to this encounter, Ms. Terry had never met Mr. Easter nor knew who he was.
As a result of the devastating blow she suffered due to Mr. Easter’s assault, Ms. Terry has and is continuing to treat a traumatic brain injury, and several lacerations to her face, lips, and mouth. Additionally, Ms. Terry has suffered from several broken teeth, along with injuries to her neck and ankle due to the force and impact. In addition to her physical injuries, Ms. Terry continues to suffer from mental anguish, emotional distress, and unmeasurable pain and suffering as a result of the attack.
In November of 2021, Mr. Easter plead no-contest to criminal assault charges in Toledo Municipal Court arising from the incident with Ms. Terry. Subsequently, Mr. Easter was found guilty and sentenced to only two years’ probation, with an additional requirement to complete an anger management class, have no contact with Ms. Terry, and demonstrate good behavior.
Mr. Easter, a Toledo native and boxer with a 23-1-1 professional record, first took chance at a title fight in 2016 against the 24-0 Richard Commey. After a twelve-round match, Mr. Easter walked away victorious as the IBF Lightweight Champion.
Ms. Terry is represented by the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices of Toledo, Ohio and the Buckfire Law Firm of Southfield, Michigan.
“Mr. Easter is a trained former world-champion boxer. There is no excuse for hitting a woman, let alone with such force causing a traumatic brain injury.” Says Charles Boyk, an attorney at Boyk Law who represents Ms. Terry. “Ms. Terry was simply at work trying to make a living for her and her family, as you and I do daily. Because of Mr. Easter’s poor decisions and inability to recognize right from wrong, Ms. Terry has suffered a horrendous injury with lasting impact.” “Through this lawsuit, Ms. Terry seeks accountability from her attacker and to let others know that they don’t have to sit quiet and accept what happens to them,” said attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire, co-counsel for Ms. Terry.
The civil suit against Mr. Easter, alleging four causes of action, was filed in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas on February 1, 2022 and has been assigned to Judge Stacy L. Cook.