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Brett Shipp Assaulted by John Wiley Price, Ctd.

A mole at Channel 8 sent us the video of the alleged and so-called quote-unquote assault perpetrated on Brett Shipp by John Wiley Price. We can’t show you the video. It’s protected by copyright. So we created this reenactment of the confrontation, wherein Price “uses his arm and the heel of his hand to physically remove Shipp from his office” while threatening to “split his throat.” Standing in for Brett Shipp is Rangers radio broadcaster Eric Nadel.

17 comments on “Brett Shipp Assaulted by John Wiley Price, Ctd.

  1. Not knowing what the actual event was, I would point out that the Texas Penal Code defines assault thusly:
    “Sec. 22.01. ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:
    (1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;
    (2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or
    (3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.”

    That said, the best part of the video was that one of the videos recommended by YouTube at the conclusion of the above reenactment was clips of “fun” from 9 1/2 Weeks.

  2. Cute. Reminds me of Brad Watson’s interview with Presdient Obama — you remember, the one that was edited to make it look more dramatic than it really was.

  3. (2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or
    (3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.”

    Given that Shipp says that JWP shoved him out of the office and threatened to “split his throat” I think this qualifies.

  4. @Jon Garinn, the video of Obama getting snippy speaks for itself. He couldn’t believe that a member of the media would actually pose tough questions. I mean, the Washington DC media never do.

  5. Shipp’s just lucky that JWP didn’t have a throw-down gun handy.

    BTW, awesome that a bobblehead of JWP exists. Those are splendid.

  6. @Wylie H., fair ’nuff. However, the elements for assault are the same in both civil and criminal cases. The tort (civil cause of action) of assault by offensive physical touching involves intentional or knowing action by the defendant, who makes contact with the plaintiff’s person, when the defendant believed or reasonably should have believed that the plaintiff would regard the contact as offensive or provocative. (There is also a “contact caused injury to the plaintiff” element, which may be questionable here.) However, my point was not whether the DA would prosecute; rather, it was intended only to be a comment on the “so-called quote-unquote assault” portion of the original post and to suggest that if, indeed, Mr. Price caused an offensive or provocative touch of Mr. Shipp to occur, then an assault–whether criminal or civil–may have occurred. (There is also a “threat of bodily injury” civil assault tort that may apply to the “split your throat” comment, but you’ve received enough free lawyerin’ from me today.)

  7. You guys are on to something. The courtroom sketch artist industry may now be threatened by the bobblehead industry.

  8. Wes Mantooth,

    Of course a bobblehead JWP exists. Where else would God/Mother Nature have gotten the idea for a big one? Duh.

  9. JWP is burnt toast and is still in the process of being roasted by the case that the FBI is building against him. Do the crime then you have to be prepared to do the time. The only bad part about all of this is that he will be doing time in one of the Federal Health Club lock up facilities.

  10. Brett Shipp not filing charges? That’s ok.

    Be forewarned, Mr. Price. Had you done that to me, I would have broken my foot off in your ass.

    You dodged a bullet, my friend. Not everyone is as passive as Mr. Shipp is.