BET host/actor Terrence J found himself in the middle of an ugly catfight Monday night.
According to the Daily News, Telemundo model Liza Irizarry reportedly brawled with Victoria’s Secret beauty Selita Ebanks after giving her boyfriend Terrence J a friendly kiss on the cheek at Miami’s Dream nightclub. Irizarry and the Think Like A Man star had known each other for years, but Irizarry said that a tipsy Ebanks did not take kindly to the gesture.
“When she saw me, she said, ‘Don’t be kissing my man,’” Irizarry said. “I said to myself, ‘So what, that’s my friend.’ That’s when she hit me on the nose. I went to swing back — that’s when all her friends jumped in. I felt hair pulling and fists coming at me.”
The 34-year-old is now suing the VS model for a complex nasal fracture and nasal obstruction that required surgery days later. The suit seeking cash for pain, suffering and medical bills will be filed for assault and battery in Hudson County Superior Court, near Ebanks’ New Jersey home.
“I’m so angry, because she thinks she can get away with anything,” Irizarry said. “You shouldn’t be allowed to put your hands on anyone for no reason. Me saying hello to someone doesn’t give you the right to hit me.”
Irizarry’s lawyer Edward Steinberg said the Miami Police hasn’t arrested or charged Ebanks, though Irizarry filed a police report and sent them her medical records. The curvaceous model says she hopes her actions send a stronger message to those in the fashion world.
“We hope that with an action like this, Miss Ebanks will no longer attack or assault anyone,” Steinberg said. “We think this is a very simple case of assault and battery by a woman, who maybe used her status and stature to feel like she could get away with something.”
No word from Selita or Terrence as of yet.