Family says Hornets star LaMelo Ball drove over her son’s foot, sues player and team

It's been rough. It's been real rough. Only on 9, this mother is suing the Charlotte Hornets star Lamello Ball and the team. She tells Action Nine that fans were trying to get the Stars autograph, but he drove off quickly right over her son's foot. Now she claims that the team should have done more to keep fans safe during their event. Action Eyes Jason spoke exclusively with that family and he joins us now at the Spectrum Center in Uptown Jason. It will Scott. Right here is the lawsuit. And right here behind me is the spot where the family says the incident allegedly happened. Angel Joseph is whistling now. But his mother says over the past few months happiness has been in short supply. When you see your children hurt, it hurts you, she says last October 7th after a Charlotte Hornets event. Fans were outside the arena going up to players as they left. He was like, Camila, I love you, so I might, you know, sign my, my autograph, you know, give me your autograph, she says. Ball did not sign anything and drove off. I just seen my son kind of go down. I thought maybe he had dropped something, but she says Angel had not dropped anything. That ball had driven over his foot, breaking it, she told me her son has spent months recovering. In more ways than one. Well, I couldn't even recognize who my child was because I mean, like depression, not being able to go outside and play. This is his hero, you know, his idol, and he got run over by him. Their lawyer, Cameron Debrun, says Angel's family would have filed a claim with Balls insurance to pay his medical bills. But the police report is missing key information like Balls and Sure, and even his name, because that information was not provided. We only have one recourse, and that's the court system. Are they just going after him because he's a celebrity and he has deep pockets? Is that what's going on here? I'd say if that was the case, we would have done this a long time ago. You know, they had no desire to seek legal action. They wanted healing. They were also suing the Hornets. That day was the team's annual Purple and Teal day, and the family claims that the team should have had more measures in place to protect fans who would be trying to get close to play. It's been rough. It's been real rough. I mean, like. I'm a strong person, but this broke me. This, this, this right here. It really did. Now, obviously I emailed the Hornets for a response. I'm also trying to get in touch with Balls agent for response from that side as well. We're live Uptown. Jason Stujanki, Channel 9, Eyewitness News Temperature, drought 80.

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