Lawd knows I loves me some Peter Thomas (who I saw recently during ATL Live on the Park), so imagine my surprise yesterday when my good twitter friend Bravolebrity1 clued me in on Peter’s recent legal issues.
Apparently Peter was in an Atlanta court earlier this week addressing charges that he assaulted a female employee of his now defunct Uptown Nightclub.
A quick search revealed two mugshots for the chocolate Casanova aka Real Atlanta Housewife Cynthia Bailey’s Hubby.
The first was from an April 2008 arrest in which Peter was arrested for Simple Battery. He was released the same day after posting $1,000 bond and charges were later dropped in that case.
The second mugshot was from the incident on December 3, 2009 when he was arrested in Atlanta for Simple Battery and Battery with visible harm. Peter was released the same day of the arrest after posting $2,000 bond and appeared in court this week (Monday, June 20, 2011) to face his accuser and former employee.
Peter was originally facing up to a year in prison if convicted but he has confirmed that he was found NOT GUILTY of all charges.
Peter’s explanation below:
Peter says his accuser was a former employee of Uptown who was “acting up in his restaurant and throwing plates”.
After asking her to leave, Peter says he returned about 30 minutes later and was accused of pushing her. Peter said she slipped.
Police were called to the scene and the woman accused Peter of assaulting her. Peter was arrested, charged with Simple Battery, and spent 17 hours in jail prior to posting bail.
During Monday’s court hearing, several former employee testified on Peter’s behalf and backed up his story, prompting the judge to decide in his favor and find him Not Guilty.