According to a new lawsuit obtained by The Blast, Everette Draughn says he was featured on an April 2012 episode of a show called “Big Easy Justice.” The show aired on Spike TV and was centered around Tat-2 The Bounty Hunter (real name Eugene Thacker) who worked in and around New Orleans.
Draughn claims the show described him as being wanted for “grand theft auto,” which he says is “wholly and factually inaccurate.”
During the incident in question, Draughn claims Tat-2 showed up at his door and threatened to break it down if Draughn did not let him inside. He says he did and Tat-2 and his crew came inside, guns drawn.
The whole incident was filmed by the show’s cameras.
Draughn said he was handcuffed and taken to a local jail where he claims he was forced to sign what he would only learn later was a release for the show.
Draughn sued shortly after in Lousiana, but that case was dismissed. He has now refiled in New York because he claims the release he was forced to sign said all disputes over the show had to be resolved in New York.
He is seeking unspecified damages.
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