A Manhattan federal judge on Friday ordered the release of video evidence from a civil court assault case involving Jets receiver Brandon Marshall.
A California woman, Christin Myles, filed a lawsuit against Marshall claiming he punched her in the face outside of a Manhattan nightclub in 2012 when he was a member of the Miami Dolphins. Marshall was at the club with his wife, Michi, celebrating her birthday. Marshall was not charged by police.
The federal court jury on April 8 deliberated for just over an hour before finding Marshall not liable of one count of assault and one count of battery.
Jason C. Astle, an attorney for Marshall, wrote a letter to the court on Monday to request the video not be released. In it, Astle noted that Myles had asked her attorney not to provide video copies to reporters.
At the the 1:23 mark of the security footage — made public after several media outlets, including Newsday, co-signed a letter asking the court to release it — there are blurry images of the March 11, 2012, altercation.
Reached for comment Friday about the video release, Marshall’s lead attorney Harvey Steinberg told Newsday: “It’s much ado about nothing. Brandon did nothing,” adding that the civil case “has always been about somebody trying to get money from him.”