King claims he went to dinner with a couple in D.C. on April 30, 2015. He said they all walked down to the City Center around 11:00 PM and encountered Mrs. Barbour standing alone in front of a restaurant. The complaint states that two men were engaged in horseplay nearby but no one thought the lady was with the two belligerents. One of the two men was Reeves Barbour, her husband. King allegedly complimented Mrs. Barbour on her "appearance" and kept walking. Barbour then began "making fun of his hair style" and proceeded to yell at him. The yelling turned to chasing as Barbour allegedly ran after King at full speed. Barbour allegedly punched King over a dozen times in the face in front of the DBGB Restaurant.
|DBGB Restaurant. Credit: Pqliving.com|
Kurtis King proceeded to assume the fetal position instead of defending himself and suffered numerous cuts and bruises. His nose was bleeding and clothes were torn. The Barbour crew left, spoke briefly, and then left in three different directions. King's friend followed Barbour to the restaurant and observed the other two friends show up at Del Frisco's Steakhouse. The police and medics were now on the scene providing medical care to King and getting information. King's friend told the police where the Barbours were. The police proceeded to Del Frisco's and arrested Barbour for aggravated assault. The complaint states King received a fractured nose and numerous abrasions.
|Reeves & Jennifer Barbour|
Barbour claimed last year that King had "inappropriately touched" his wife. WTOP reported in May 2015:
Mrs. Barbour is the former Jennifer Fox. Barbour will go to trial on November 15 in Superior Court for the criminal charges.
The son of former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was arrested in D.C. early Friday morning on aggravated assault charges.
Haley Reeves Barbour, Jr. was at a bar when a man complemented his wife. Police say Barbour then started to make fun of the man’s hairstyle, and then repeatedly punched him in the face.
Barbour claims the man touched his wife inappropriately and says he was defending her, though his wife never told police she was touched inappropriately. Earlier post.