A Tech student from Georgia has reportedly filed a civil battery complaint against the Republican Senator of Georgia David Perdue on Monday. The civil suit was filed after an incident that took place last week in which the senator was spotted grabbing the cell phone of a student on a short video clip.
Nathan Alan Knauf, a jr. and computer science major at the Georgia Tech reportedly sought damages, jury trial, costs and attorneys’ fees from Perdue. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of Knauf.
Dreyer Sterling, an Atlanta based law firm represented Knauf. The attorneys of Dreyer Sterling are no other than the founding members of a law firm: David Dreyer. Dreyer, on the other hand, is a Democratic state representative in Georgia, and Michael Sterling is a former Atlanta mayoral candidate who was also a former assistant US attorney in Illinois’s Northern District.
The alleged took place when Perdue visited the campus of Georgia Tech on 13th of Oct when he was campaigning for Brian Kemp, the secretary of Georgia state and a Republican nominee who is going to run for governor.
Brian Kemp is running a fiercely contested race against Stacey Abrams, a Democratic nominee. Abrams is a former house minority leader of the state. Kemp is in charge of elections, and voter registration in Georgia reportedly faced backlash after his office put more than 53,000 applications of the voters on hold and 70% of those applications came from African-American according to the reports by The Associated Press.
A Perdue’s Spokeswoman released a statement to CNN by saying that “the whole stuff is orchestrated by a former operative of Obama along with a former Democrat representative of a state who spends most of his time in campaigning for Abrams.
A video of the incident between Knauf and Perdue went viral when it was first posted on 13th of October by the Young Democratic Socialist of America which is present at Georgia Tech, Knauf is a member of the Democratic Socialist.