Kristen Saban, daughter of University of Alabama football legend Nick Saban, is being sued by a sorority sister who alleges Saban viciously beat her. Sarah Grimes has filed suit for $10,000 due to physical harm and emotional trauma, while Saban has maintained she acted in self-defense.
The incident happened in August of 2010, when "Saban and Grimes were friends and sorority sisters," court documents filed by Stephen Strickland state. But then, the two engaged in a drinking game known as "power hour" and began to argue over a young man.
"Kristen became angry with 'BV' (the boy) because he was not paying enough attention to her," Strickland noted. After Sarah and Kristen returned home from a bar, Kristen began complaining about the boy to other friends in the room. "Sarah looked over at Kristen and said, 'Kristen, please just shut up. We're all sick and tired of hearing it.'"
Sarah then left the room and went to her own bedroom to check Facebook, where she noticed a message posted by Kristen. "No one likes Sarah! Yayyyy!" it read, which instantly angered Sarah. She told a friend about the message, and that friend cautioned Sarah not to confront Kristen "because of her known violent nature and previous assault on others," the documents state.
"Sarah said to Courtney (her friend), 'Well, if she touches me, I'll kill her.'" Then the two engaged in a very physical altercation that included hair pulling, bashing of heads into the wall, and the calling of police.
Two girls intervened to break up the argument and noted, "Sarah saw a large amount of blood on the wooden floor. She felt her nose and realized that the blood was coming from it."
Now Sarah has filed suit, claiming that she required serious medical attention for her injuries.
"As a result of the beating and the head injuries Sarah sustained by Kristen, Sarah has had repeated night terrors, anxiety, physical trembling, fears from dying from brain injuries, trouble sleeping, and intrusive recollections of the event," the suit said.
"It's not about Nick Saban, it's not about Miss Terry," Strickland told the press. "It's about two individuals who used to be sorority sisters and friends."
Both girls still attend the University of Alabama but are kept away from each other. Police never charged Kristen Saban with any crime because Sarah Grimes refused to prosecute.