Though I’m always on the hunt for interesting lacrosse-related stories to give to you the People, this one out of The Oregonian definitely stuck out.
According to author Aimee Green, a Beavertown, OR woman, Amy Duitsman, was at a lacrosse game between Sunset High School and Oregon Episcopal School to cheer on her son, a Sunset player, in his final high school game. At some point early in the game, Duitsman alleges that “another spectator, Brianna Moody, began arguing with her and ultimately spat in her face.” From Green’s post:
Spitting on the face of another person could be considered the misdemeanor crime of harassment, which is defined as "offensive physical contact." But West Linn police have no record of being called.
Duitsman states that she provided Moody notice and an opportunity to resolve the alleged spitting but after getting no response, she filed filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court for $10,000.
Shout out to The Oregonian for including a Pdf. of the lawsuit along with the article, which you can find here. The two claim lawsuit (Battery & Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress) is a little scant on the details of the altercation, but it does include a very interesting (alleged) exchange between Duitsman’s son and Moody in paragraph 8.
In the days subsequent to Moody spitting in Ms. Duitsman's face, one of Ms. Duitsman's children contacted Moody via social media to confirm she was the person who spit in Ms. Duitsman's face. When asked if Moody spit in Ms. Duitsman's face, she responded, "Yeah I did. What are you gonna do about it ***** *****."
I don’t know about you, but I was unaware that Oregon high school lacrosse was this hood.
Anyway, Oregon requires Moody to appear and defend within 30 days from the date of service. Now that I’m emotionally invested, I have to see how this plays out. We’ll keep you posted.