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Designer Lloyd Klein Accused of Naked Assault

6/6/2009 3:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lloyd KleinFashion guru Lloyd Klein has dressed Paula Abdul, Kate Beckinsale, and Gwen Stefani -- but a new lawsuit claims Klein wore only his birthday suit when he allegedly beat down a guy.

In the lawsuit, a friend of Klein's (formerly, we're guessing) named David Pearce says he was attacked when he went to pickup his keys from Klein's Los Angeles home.

Pearce claims Klein was "completely naked and appeared intoxicated" and refused to return the keys. The suit alleges that a fight broke out and Klein threw a vase at Pearce, and shoved Pearce down a staircase. Klein allegedly went all "Clue" too -- hitting Pearce with an iron candlestick, according to the papers.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in L.A. Superior Court, says Pearce suffered hand fractures, and required surgery. He's seeking damages for assault, battery, and emotional distress.

As for Klein's side of the story -- the president of his company released the following statement to TMZ:

Mr. Klein woke up to a crazed Dave Pearce who had broken into Klein's garage taken a ladder out and then climbed onto Mr. Klein's second floor balcony and intruded into Mr. Klein's bedroom. He kept screaming at Mr. Klein in a drunken slur to give him back his keys. Mr. Klein could not convince Pearce that he did not have his keys. After 10 minutes of trying to get Pearce out of his home, Mr. Klein threatened to call the police and demanded that he leave. Pearce finally complied.

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toofastforyou!    

FIRST AGAIN SUCKERS!!!

1931 days ago
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adam    

did klein bang a muppet and out popped sasha baren cohen

1931 days ago
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adam    

did lloyd klein bang a muppet and out popped sasha baren cohen

1931 days ago
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TheTruth and Nothing But the Truth    

Dave Pearce illegally broke into Lloyd Klein's home one drunken night looking for his "house keys". Mr. Klein woke up from a sound sleep in the privacy of his home to a crazed and inebriated Pearce who had broken into Klein's garage taken a ladder out and then climbed onto Mr. Klein's second floor balcony and intruded into Mr. Klein's bedroom. He kept screaming at Mr. Klein in a drunken slur to give him back his keys. Mr. Klein could not convince Pearce that he did not have his keys. After 10 minutes of trying to get Pearce out of his home, Mr. Klein threatened to call the police and demanded that he leave. Pearce finally complied.

Early in the evening of the illegal home break in, Mr. Klein brought up the subject of Pearce repaying a bail loan Mr. Klein generously made to Pearce after his father Dr. Pearce pleaded with Mr. Klein to help finance the bail to get his son out of jail...again. Pearce had originally promised to repay Mr. Klein within a month...It had turned into over 4 months at this point. Knowing that Pearce is without steady work and still feeling sorry for him, the Designer suggested Pearce make small payments to show good faith.

Mr. Klein never thought it was necessary to report the Felony intrusion into his home to the authorities since Pearce has enough trouble with the police. The last thing he needs is another strike. The whole desperate law suit is apparently Pearce's way of getting out of paying for his bail....

1931 days ago
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dantas    

well obviously one of them were drinking if they both saying that the other one was drunk. the prob is now whos lieing

1931 days ago
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Marianne Chitter Chatter    

Maybe this young man was sleepwalking. When I still lived with my husband, he would have violent dreams and literally start strangling me or actually hit me while I layed there in bed next to him. I eventually moved into the guest room and, no joke, took to locking the door when I went to bed. Maybe this fashion guy was sleep walking, came to the door still half awake, this kid is there asking for keys or what have you and the next thing you know he's wacked in the hand with a candlestick.

1931 days ago
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toby cameron I can still fit into my hs cheerleader uniform!    

wild Susan Boyle video fighting Beyonce!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqXj98c1Lqs

1931 days ago
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Linda Mott    

This could have been more serious, someone could have been killed. Anyone that comes into your house without permission is wrong. He is lucky Mr. Klein was so nice. He could have shot him as an intruder.

1931 days ago
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justsaying    

Well.........girls will be girls.

1931 days ago
10.

Tim    

Why the picture of Harvey?

1931 days ago
11.

Meow    

LOL he went all clue on his ass

1931 days ago
12.

Georgia    

liver lips

1930 days ago
13.

Robert    

I think Mr. Klein has bigger problems dressing Paula, she looks horrible in most of her over done get ups.

1930 days ago
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fire stud    

Dave is a lyer and a predator he is very lucky he wasnt shot i know i would have excercised my fith amendment right. this isnt the first time dave has stalked celebs the truth will soon be brought forward

1924 days ago
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Jason Kelly    

Sounds like Comments # 20 and #21 written by a certain "Fire stud" is another douche bag club promoter who has nothing better with his time then to go on face book and gossip. Seriously "fire stud" get a real job where you have to be at an office at 9am not get drunk every night looking at Tmz. Are they any normal guys in this town. If there are look me up.

1921 days ago

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