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Wilkins' Alleged Attacker: 'I'm Gonna Sue!'

3/31/2011 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The man accused of attacking NBA legend Dominique Wilkins says he's the real victim and he's planning to sue over the alleged beat down.

Dominique Wilkins

TMZ spoke with Rashan Michel -- a former NBA referee -- and he claims he was calmly trying to work out a deal over the money he says 'Nique owes him for custom suits.

Michel claims Wilkins responded by yelling, "F**k You!" ... then security wrestled him to the ground ... and that's when the Hall of Famer slugged him. Michel is adamant that he did NOT hit Wilkins first.

Michel tells us he plans on suing Wilkins and the Hawks organization -- as well as subpoenaing the surveillance footage ... which he claims proves his side of the story.



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1.

PhilipMarkum    

*** Loser who wants 15 minutes of fame and TMZ is giving it to him.***

1114 days ago
2.

artie help    

comment #1, what a stupid thing to say i bet you voted for mccain, what a moron.

1114 days ago
3.

northern gypsy    


ummm...something not right here...
clearly this not your conventional business venture...
as much as i hate to say this...where is R.M. lawyer ???

1114 days ago
4.

AyeJay    

UM WHO?

1114 days ago
5.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

fit the guy with a concrete suit and let him swim with the fishes...
you can bet those tapes will show nothing

1114 days ago
6.

kar    

Does anyone really care!!!

1114 days ago
7.

Truth    

#8 NO ONE CARESSSS.... JUST HARVEY PUTS UP THIS SHIET WHEN IT'S A SLOW NEWS DAY. NEXT.

1114 days ago
8.

Jim in Cali    

Dominque Wilkins, human highlight film. You young NBA fans should watch his dunk videos on youtube. Crazy stuff.

1114 days ago
9.

PRO US    

Michel is probably right. Watch the film clip of Wilkins punching him in the face three times while Wilkins' security guards hold Michel down. Wilkins is a bully and a coward. If Michel is right, Wilkins also does not pay his bills.

Wilkins can say bye bye to his job as "Goodwill Ambassador" for the Atlanta Hawks. Sports teams do not like their "Goodwill Ambassadors" to be punching the crap our of members of the general public in their sports arenas or stadiums.

Looks like a steroid rage case. Wilkins' behavior was definitely not normal.

For people who are defending Wilkins, how would you like it if Wilkins punched you in the face 3 times while his buddies held you down, the police arrested you for getting beaten up, and then people laughed in your face? Ya, I didn't think you would.

1114 days ago
10.

CrisDizzle    

Dominique Wilkins thought it was Spudd Webb, that's why he punched him! =P

1114 days ago
11.

big daddy    

#10 you sound stupid...you think every athletic is on the roids...besides they had a civil suit to settle their dispute...so the ex ref had no business conforting nique @ his job...how you feel is someone came to your job while you had a d@!k in your mouth and bothered you?

1114 days ago
12.

Cornelious    

I was a child hood friend of Rashan, and there is no way he would have "attacked" a Hall of Fame athlete COURTSIDE. Rashan has been selling suits to NBA players since the day that the commish required players to wear business attire. Our local newspaper depicts this incident as if Ray attacked him, however, I just saw the video and that is the furthest thing from the truth. I pray justice doesn't fail simply because 'Nique play basketball.

1113 days ago
13.

Laila    

That guy is an *******! I once went to a football game & after I rejected his advance, he went ballistic at the bar. I saw him another time with a friend that knew him, and he then kissed my ass from there forward, like the event never happened. This isn't his first time accusing someone of owing him money. I knew this guy was crazy. He has those eyes.

1107 days ago

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