(SL) – The Oklahoma Supreme Court has released the video Oklahoma Sooners RB punching a woman in the face. The video shows Amelia Molitor shove Mixon, and the football player feint at her. She then slapped both sides of his neck before he swung on her with a right hand to the face.
Molitor, 22, who suffered from facial fractures, is suing Mixon, 20, in Oklahoma City federal court for punching her in the face inside Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe early in the morning on July 25, 2014. U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton last month dismissed two of her three claims.
Mixon is raising a number of defenses to her remaining claim — intentional infliction of emotional distress. His attorneys assert, for instance, that Molitor “by her conduct contributed in whole or in part to any claimed loss or injuries.”
Joe Mixon’s attorneys at Crowe & Dunlevy acquired the videos from Molitor’s attorneys.
“Mr. Mixon asked us to once again say he is sorry for the way he acted that night,” a statement through his attorneys said. “He has publicly apologized to Ms. Molitor, her friends, his family, teammates, and the University. He hopes that his voluntary release of these recordings will help put this matter to rest.”
Reportedly, Molitor “repeatedly instigated hostile conversations” with Mixon and his companions outside the cafe’s front door.
According to his attorneys, once inside, Molitor motioned to Mixon to approach her at the table where she was standing and she then “initiated further discussion” with him. Mixon overheard Molitor saying he and other black men were trying to jump her outside, the attorneys wrote.
News OK reports, Mixon also heard Molitor “and/or” members of her party use racial slurs in referring to him, his attorneys wrote. Mixon “states he turned and attempted to leave the discussion and restaurant, but … just as he did so, plaintiff lunged toward him and shoved him in the chest,” his attorneys wrote.
Mixon “states that he then made an aggressive gesture toward Plaintiff in response and verbally warned her to leave him alone.”
He states that she then placed her left hand on his chest and, with her right hand, struck him in the face, the attorneys wrote. Mixon admitted that he then struck Molitor in the face.
In her lawsuit, Molitor states she and Mixon had a heated and animated discussion outside the cafe. She states Mixon initiated another discussion after he approached her and her friend inside the cafe. She states she was punched when she pushed him away from the table in an effort to end the discussion.
Her attorneys last week said in a news release any narrative that Molitor “spit on, punched and hurled racial slurs at a cornered man” is false. Molitor suffered fractured bones in her face. Mixon was suspended from the football team for a season and charged with a misdemeanor — acts resulting in gross injury.
Under a plea deal, he was put on probation for a year. He also was required to complete 100 hours of community service and undergo cognitive behavior counseling.