Woman sues bar, claiming she was hit in the head with a bottle by another patron

An O’Fallon woman is suing a Belleville bar, claiming another patron hit her in the head with a bottle.

In the lawsuit, Amanda Buss claims she was at TR’s Place on Nov. 21, 2021 when customer Brittany Cheatham “swung a glass bottle like a bat and struck Amanda across her forehead while Amanda was a customer at the business.”

Buss “immediately fell to the ground and was rendered unconscious,” the lawsuit states. “Cheatham’s violence inflicted against Amanda caused Amanda to suffer permanent injuries as a result of the traumatic brain injury and facial laceration.”

The suit states that Cheatham had a previous encounter at the bar with another patron in July 2021 that also “caused serious injuries.”

“Upon information and belief, Defendant Cheatham broke the victim’s arm,” the suit says.

The bar banned Cheatham after the July incident, the suit states.

“Despite having determined that Defendant Cheatham was banned from the business, no one at the business prevented Defendant Cheatham from entering the Business premises on November 20, 2021,” according to the lawsuit.

Buss seeks damages of more than $250,000 against the bar and Cheatham.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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