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Eddie Griffin

Sued Over 'Homophobic'

Bottle Attack

7/11/2013 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Eddie Griffin is being sued by a woman who claims the comic targeted her and her GF during a homophobic comedy routine ... sexually harassing them while on stage, then attacking them with a water bottle.

TMZ posted video of the altercation after it happened last July at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Pleasanton, CA -- showing Griffin dumping water on a woman in the audience -- and all hell broke loose.

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The partner of the woman Griffin soaked is Leslie Champlin, and she just filed the lawsuit against Griffin and Tommy T's.

Champlin claims Tommy T's let Griffin take the stage while drunk ... and the comedian proceeded to launch into a homophobic routine targeting the lesbian couple, thrusting his crotch in their faces, and saying things like they "would not need a strap-on or vibrator" with his help.

At that point, Champlin's partner threw her drink at Griffin -- and Griffin flipped, dumping his water on her. In the lawsuit, Champlin claims the crowd also turned on her and her gf, pelting them with drinks as well.

Champlin says she and her GF were kicked out of the club ... and never received an apology from Griffin OR the club. Griffin later defended himself on Facebook, calling the women "dyke bitches."

Champlin is now suing for civil rights violations, claiming she was discriminated against based on sexual orientation. She is also suing for battery and negligence, and demanding unspecified damages.

Calls to Griffin and Tommy T's weren't returned.

76 COMMENTS

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1.

Rusty Shackleford    

dont heckle in a comedy club if you cant take it.

"cant take the heat? stay outta the kitchen"

oh wait, those 2 wouldnt know what to do in the kitchen anyway...

386 days ago
2.

HumanNature    

SHE THREW "FIRST"!!!!


HE THREW "BACK"!!!!!


NOW, THEY ARE "EVEN"!!!!

386 days ago
3.

Paul    

Stupid dyes going after the money grab!! Well, I guess they have to earn money somehow since there is no man in the house.

386 days ago
4.

SDB    

Wait a minute,didn't she attack him first;how is that grounds for a law suit??

386 days ago
5.

rhode    

Even if someone offends you, you can NOT throw anything at them even if it is a drink. She should have just left and then filed a complaint about civil rights violations. What she instead did was commit assault.

386 days ago
6.

Openfly    

For ****s sake...its Eddie Griffin! YOU went to see HIM. ...And now youre on TMZ. Bask in your 15 minutes.

386 days ago
7.

Ali    

I hope she and her partner get the big bucks from both Tommy T's and Griffin. His "routine" was inexcusable, especially since the moron was performing in the Bay Area and is was also quite unprofessional. You'd think his handlers would have briefed him as to where he was and what probably wasn't a good idea for that region. If he were in the midwest perhaps it wouldn't have offended, but here, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.

386 days ago
8.

Fred Thompson    

Lame. Why are gay people always so damned sensitive? You don't see straight people suing gay people over straightophobe conduct.

386 days ago
9.

Warren    

Reads like the ****** will have pay the girls some $$$$

386 days ago
10.

Ratings Needed    

Oh, well he's a black dude & we all know black dudes can say & do whatever they want to without any remorse. He simply showed what an ass he is by humiliating 2 women.
For shame on this dude...who is he anyway? LOL

386 days ago
11.

Cooley    

1. He can tell jokes about whatever he wants, even if it offends people in the audience.

2. The plaintiff apparently threw a drink first and the comedian retaliated.

No cause for a lawsuit here.

386 days ago
12.

Mikey    

"claiming she was discriminated against based on sexual orientation"


No, they were laughed at for being dykes. If you could win that one in court Don Rickles would be broke.

386 days ago
13.

Mikey    

Just the mention of a penis makes some lesbians head explode.

386 days ago
14.

GonzoBigD    

Judge should throw that one out without prejudice, and Eddie should counter-sue for legal costs. Stupid dyke.

386 days ago
15.

Obamais still aracist    

if a white man had done that his career would be over but a racist drunk black man no biggy double standard much fing animals

386 days ago
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