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Atlanta local comedian Lavar Walker says that he was attacked by comedian and actor Mike Epps after he made a video about the feud between Epps and comedian/actor Kevin Hart and posted it to Instagram.
Police reports state that Walker claims Epps punched him in the face as soon as he walked out of the Uptown Comedy Corner in Northwest Atlanta. He also said that Epps and two other men then beat him repeatedly, slammed him into a Ferrari owned by Epps, kicked him in the stomach and finally threw his cell phone onto the roof of the comedy club.
Walker told reporters that he had never met, or spoken to, Epps before but that he did receive a message from him right after he had posted the video. In the message, he said, Epps asked to meet him at Uptown.
Walker, who was accompanied by his attorney, said, “He struck me. He struck me and two other guys he had with [him] struck me, hospitalized me and beat me – all over a joke.”
Another local comedian and witness, Bo Micadelic, was standing outside when the incident occurred. He said that he saw Walker come out of a side door and walk towards Epps after a third comedian had told [Walker] that Epps wanted to see him.
Micadelic says that he never saw Epps lay a hand on Walker, but that he was certainly involved. “He was just standing there like an overseer. Before [Walker] could get closer to Epps, a bodyguard or friend punched him. When he fell to the ground, the same dude who punched him kicked him in the head.”
He then said that they crushed Walker’s phone and threw it over the roof. Micadelic says that he gave Walker his phone so he could call for help. He said, “That’s when Epps came back out and he was basically taunting him. He said, ‘Oh you’re gonna call the police now?’ Then he said, ‘You better not make any more videos about me.'”
Walker suffered heavy bruising and cuts to his head. He was treated at Grady Memorial Hospital.