Two local men file $2.25 million suit against actor, MGM

September 18, 1997|By Ivan Penn

Two Baltimore-area residents filed a $2.25 million lawsuit yesterday in Baltimore City Circuit Court against "Species 2" star Michael Madsen and the MGM film company, accusing the actor of assaulting them while he was in Baltimore to shoot the movie.

Joseph P. Plivelich of Baltimore County and David G. Brown of Baltimore allege that Madsen struck them in the face and neck when a "friendly" conversation turned "aggressive" when they were out with him at the Explorer's Lounge at the Harbor Court Hotel on July 22, according to the lawsuit. They allege that Madsen had been "consuming large amounts of alcohol to the point of intoxication," the suit states.

At the time of the incident, Madsen was staying at the Harbor Court Condominiums in downtown Baltimore. Officials at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Pub Date: 9/18/97

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