Oh hey remember that infamous post-Cochon 555 strip club fight between Thistle chef Eric Bechard and Cochon founder Brady Lowe? It's apparently still ongoing — this time, in court.
The Oregonian reports that Lowe has filed a civil lawsuit in the Multnomah Country Circuit Court, seeking $280,000 in damages and "accusing the chef at McMinnville's Thistle of battery and negligence." In addition to compensation for Lowe's physical injuries after the fight (which included a broken leg, resulting in a trip to the hospital), Lowe contends that the incident caused the touring pork orgy to "experience a loss in sponsorships and a significant decrease in attendance due to the negative press," per the suit. (All criminal charges were dropped post-incident.)
Cochon 555 skipped Portland during its 2011 tour but returned this year, with Naomi Pomeroy crowned champion and no after-party incidents. More information about the suit as it becomes available.
· Infamous fistfight Over a Pig's Provenance Leads to Lawsuit [OregonLive]
· All Previous Pig Fight Coverage [Eater PDX]
· All Previous Cochon 555 Coverage [Eater PDX]
Image of Brady Lowe at Cochon 2012 courtesy Avila/EPDX