Suit accuses Saban’s daughter of beating sorority sister

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Kristen Saban is accused in a lawsuit of beating a sorority sister bloody during a dispute at a home in Tuscaloosa.

Kristen Saban is accused in a lawsuit of beating a sorority sister in 2010.

The daughter of Alabama head coach Nick Saban is accused in a lawsuit of beating a sorority sister bloody during a dispute at a home in Tuscaloosa.

The suit, filed in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court in July by Sarah Grimes, asks for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages of more than $10,000 against Kristen Saban.

According to the lawsuit, on the night of Aug. 29, 2010, Grimes, Saban and three other girls were playing “power hour,” a drinking game on YouTube.

Around midnight, the five went to a local bar, Rounders, where they encountered a man Saban had been dating, the suit says.

“Kristen became angry,” the suit alleges, “because [the man] was not paying enough attention to her.”

The five returned home, the suit alleges, where Saban became more despondent over her relationship with her boyfriend.

Finally, according to the suit, Grimes told Saban, “Kristen, please just shut up. We’re all sick and tired of hearing it.”

Events then turned uglier. According to the suit:

Saban went to her room and posted a Facebook status saying “No one likes Sarah! Yayyyyy!”

Grimes went to Saban’s room and confronted her about the Facebook status.

Quoting from the lawsuit:

“Kristen immediately used both of her hands and shoved Sarah into the corner of [an] open door, slamming Sarah’s head.

“Kristen proceeded to punch Sarah Grimes multiple times in her head and nose, and to pull Sarah’s hair …” A friend intervened, but “Kristen refused to stop hitting Sarah.”

After friends finally separated the two, the suit says, Saban responded that she hit Grimes because she grabbed her throat. Grimes said she did so only after the attack began.

Grimes was taken to a hospital, where according to the suit, the attending physician diagnosed her with multiple contusions to the face and a concussion, and said her injuries could have been life-threatening.

Grimes underwent nasal reconstruction surgery in December 2011 as a result of her injuries, the suit says.

Court filings show Kristen Saban has not filed a response.

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93 comments Add your comment

of course

July 12th, 2012
10:43 am

Keep it Klassy ‘Bama!

billy bob from cobb

July 12th, 2012
10:43 am

My Mama says that Facebook is the Devil.

returnof4eva

July 12th, 2012
10:43 am

1st…………….Roll Tide……..LOL

Mr Smiley

July 12th, 2012
10:46 am

Just a cat fight

d'ep

July 12th, 2012
10:49 am

Ahhh…the Kudzu League strikes again.

JD

July 12th, 2012
10:51 am

At least no guns or knives were involved. Nothing good can come from drinking games though.

roll tide

July 12th, 2012
10:54 am

That’s how we roll under Saban. It runs in the family. Cut throat and selfish.

wrestler

July 12th, 2012
10:54 am

Just a matter of time before they found something on Saban. This time it started with his daughter, eventually something else will be dug up.

Morris Claiborne

July 12th, 2012
10:56 am

wrestler

July 12th, 2012
10:57 am

Now we know why he screwed over the Miami Dolphins. His daughter was close to college age and he didn’t want her to go to UM or Florida. I would say FSU too but since that is in Tallahassee it would be too far from Miami.

JD

July 12th, 2012
10:58 am

Did Grimes make a police report at the time?? Obviously not. Sounds like she needs her bills paid. Mutual combat might preclude that.

John

July 12th, 2012
10:58 am

Just someone looking for a little money.. Saban’s lawyers will tear them up.

gadem

July 12th, 2012
10:58 am

she should not have went into her room…Ms. Saban had every right to fight back if she felt threatened. The lawsuit is baseless….and FYI, any accident can be life threatening. so she got into a fight and the attending physician said that the injuries COULD HAVE been life threatening…that is comedy gold right there. And she waited a year and a half to get nasal reconstructive surgery…lol

diddy

July 12th, 2012
10:58 am

Didn’t Georga Zimmerman get a beat down like this? Except he shot an unarmed boy instead of filing a suit

dawggirl

July 12th, 2012
11:00 am

Ahhh, apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. That’s some quality character right there.

diddy

July 12th, 2012
11:02 am

Somehow Obama is going to get blamed for this

dang-dawggirl

July 12th, 2012
11:07 am

I wanted that line :) Anything goes in that State! If you know the right folks you can do whatever you please and just keep walkin’

Al

July 12th, 2012
11:10 am

Moral of the story………… Don’t f..k with the Sabans

Family Time

July 12th, 2012
11:10 am

Thank you Mark Richt for being a family man and having the sense to raise your children not to become serial psycho-paths. Seems like the result of years of poor parenting and a sense of entitlement.

Really?

July 12th, 2012
11:18 am

Enter your comments here

Really?

July 12th, 2012
11:19 am

So we expected the seed of Satan to not be a bad seed?

jake from state farm

July 12th, 2012
11:20 am

How many NC’s does the family man have?

Here come the cool UGA fans with their jokes

July 12th, 2012
11:37 am

What was worse… the beating Saban daughter put on that sorority girl

OR

the beating ALABAMA put on UGA during the blackout game in Athens ????

Hillard Crump

July 12th, 2012
11:40 am

Have any of Saint Richt’s adopted african children got in trouble yet ???

Hillard Crump

July 12th, 2012
11:41 am

@Family Time… he has also produced ZERO National Championships..

fan of the abnormal

July 12th, 2012
11:48 am

Goooooooood…..Gooooooood @ here comes the cool..the beating Saban put on her soror is much better. Im a UGA Grad & we saw the blackout beating coming & so did u. HOWEVER, No one…not even u playa- saw this 1 coming. This is very Goooooooood….Goooooooood.

Now for my hypocrisy….PEACE

SEC - Latin for who cares about academics as long as our football team wins

July 12th, 2012
11:49 am

What were the odds that the daughter would turn out to be a self-centered, whiny-a$$, little crybaby just like her dad??? I’m blindsided by this!!!

DwayneL

July 12th, 2012
11:49 am

Just a normal cat fight…not a cause for a freaking lawsuit!

beanster

July 12th, 2012
11:49 am

The girl got into a fight. Big deal.

Please AJC, leave stories like this to ESPN.

na

July 12th, 2012
11:53 am

Well at least this allows her to fit in at Alabama. Maybe they can have a statue of her next to her father. Maybe she can be on the football team or at least coach on fighting dirty.

Stu

July 12th, 2012
11:56 am

Now pay attention black people. This is how you fight. No guns, no knives. Nobody dies. Just a trip to the E.R. for a bloody nose and a black eye.

Monroe's First Redcoat

July 12th, 2012
11:56 am

Ahh, drunk sorority botches, ALWAYS good for entertainment…..

Pitbull

July 12th, 2012
11:57 am

Saban will eventually sell out Alabama the way he has sold out Michigan State, LSU, and the Dolphins.

pb

July 12th, 2012
11:57 am

Bad girl Saban…As they say, the nut doesn’t fall from the tree. But of course, no good comes from drinking games late at night involving spoiled rich girls and their “boyfriends”. Boo hoo for all concerned!

Umm

July 12th, 2012
12:00 pm

So where are all the ” Thug” comments? Does not apply when it’s one of yours huh?

Harvey Updyke

July 12th, 2012
12:01 pm

All Bamards must be so proud!

Bamalama

July 12th, 2012
12:01 pm

And then she was like OMG!!! And then the other girl was all LOL!!! And then some other chick was like TTYL I’m OOH.

This is a fantastic story Joel…and I’m sure you didn’t mean to leave the comment section on did you? What a DBag you are.

That Dude Says...

July 12th, 2012
12:02 pm

Ahh yes… nothing better than drunk college girls brawling.

Harvey Updyke

July 12th, 2012
12:03 pm

she could have beat that auburn tree down with a stare

Enemas for Easter

July 12th, 2012
12:05 pm

How much does an adult human arm weigh?

bamalama was and always will be an ass backward school and state

July 12th, 2012
12:05 pm

how true Stu

overdue to leave for your next job dick, err nick

July 12th, 2012
12:08 pm

That what parents that are never around produce….way to go tricky nick

Donald Pridgen

July 12th, 2012
12:08 pm

Some one has to pay the price for the commitment that Saban and Meyers dedicates to football. It’s no surprise that it is their families. I know that works great for you Bama and UF guys who want to beat their chest and say, “Look what, ‘WE,” did.”

Harvey Updyke

July 12th, 2012
12:10 pm

Bamards win the national championship every year for producing total idiots.

pb

July 12th, 2012
12:11 pm

Umm @ 12:00,

By definition, a rich white guy girl cannot be a “thug”! Of course, she might be a mean crazy spoiled beotch, but never a thug…

Andy

July 12th, 2012
12:12 pm

I guess this story made the news because no football players at UGA were arrested or dismissed today?

Nationalchampions

July 12th, 2012
12:12 pm

Nothing will be done in Alabama because its Saban.

Harvey Updyke

July 12th, 2012
12:12 pm

Bamard logic –> she may be an idiot, but she’s the head coaches idio!t

Wutehvah

July 12th, 2012
12:12 pm

She should have just thrown her spit cup at her instead of bustin’ up her nose

just another Bamard

July 12th, 2012
12:13 pm

Andy…..waaaaaaaaaaaaa