Billionaire Alki David faces $58M in damages in battery case | KOB 4

Billionaire Alki David faces $58M in damages in battery case

Updated: December 02, 2019 03:21 PM
Created: December 02, 2019 03:10 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A plaintiff's attorney says billionaire Alki David has been hit with more than $58 million in damages after a jury found him liable for battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment against a former employee.

Attorney Gloria Allred says jurors on Monday ordered David to pay $50 million in punitive damages to Mahim Khan, a former production assistant who worked at David's Los Angeles-based media companies. The same panel last week awarded $8.25 million in compensatory damages.


Spokesman Owen Phillips says David plans an appeal. In a statement Monday, David maintained his innocence.

Khan alleged in her lawsuit that David thrust his pelvis into her face and simulated oral sex.

David is heir to a Greek Coca-Cola bottling fortune. He heads several media firms, including FilmOn TV and Alki David Productions.

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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