The woman accusing Randy Moss of battery, Rachelle Washington, had her attorney release a statement earlier today regarding the situation. It reads as follows:
"For the past 11 years, Ms. Washington has cared deeply for Mr. Moss and has been there for him throughout all of his trials and tribulations. However, she refuses to be further disrespected by him. It has never been her intention to hurt Mr. Moss in any way. However, she has suffered mental and physical harm as a result of his actions. She simply wants him to take responsibility for what he has done. As a battery victim, she has shown great strength throughout this entire ordeal.
"Ms. Washington has been unfairly characterized as someone simply seeking financial gain. In fact, it was Mr. Moss' representatives who first contacted our office to offer a "six figure" settlement with hopes of not having this incident become public record.
"We have heard Mr. Moss' statement regarding the incident. He has acknowledged that he was at Ms. Washington's Florida residence and that he was "guilty" of an "accident" which occurred. However, Mr. Moss fails to mention how his reckless and degrading conduct rendered Ms. Washington unable to drive her vehicle to seek medical attention. As the evidence will show, there is serious doubt that Mr. Moss is capable of recalling with clarity the exact details of what transpired that evening. As Mr. Moss has previously stated, "Do your homework and check his resume.
"We look forward to presenting all of the evidence at the court hearing on January 28, 2008."
Randy's agent the issued a more detailed response, which is quite long and interesting. It can be read in its entirety by clicking here. What jumped out at me is that the "accident" Moss spoke of occurred as a result of horseplay with the woman. I had a feeling this is what Moss meant but I didn't want to jump to conclusions. I'm sure many of us out there have either been hurt or accidentaly hurt someone while horsing around. What also jumps out at me is the fact that Moss's agent along with his attorney are moving forward with the Florida bar and the District Attorney's office to seek some kind of sanctions or disbarring of David McGill, the Rachelle's attorney. Apparently, as you can read, he attempted to extort $500,000 from Randy by threatening to go public with not only this incident but other "dirt" that his client supposedly has on Randy Moss. This is definitely a serious matter and I'm fairly certain that Mr. McGill with not be practicing law much longer if this is true.