Nick Kyrgios settles legal case with Wimbledon fan he accused of being ‘drunk out of her mind,’ her lawyers say
This story has been updated with an additional update from the tennis star’s team that reads, in part, “We expect to be filing more updates in the near future.”
Kyrgios said she is “trying to deal with” the aftermath of her encounter with fan Brittany Burch, who is suing her for sexual assault, battery, and defamation.
“It was a great experience and we wish her the best with her future plans,” he said.
Kyrgios posted a picture of his encounter and the fan, who later accused him of being “drunk out of her mind,” on Twitter on Sunday.
In the caption she wrote: “If you’re not doing it with me, you’re doing it someone else.”
Kyrgios said Monday he doesn’t “like the attention my picture is getting,” but that he wanted to “put some light on what happened and hopefully make some people think.”
In her legal filing, Burch accused Kyrgios of “repeatedly attempting to grope, grab, and assault her” on Sunday at Wimbledon’s All England Club.
She described a “series of escalating incidents” during the match — which included Kyrgios pulling her hair and grabbing her arm, she said — and ended by accusing him of “repeatedly placing his hands on her breasts and other private parts.”
In his statement, Kyrgios said he was trying to “get a selfie with someone who was sitting next to us but I don’t like when I hear people talking behind my back about how I had it out with them.”
He and Burch