Doc Holliday’s is facing a lawsuit from a Los Angeles based-comedian who said he was attacked by a member of the staff late last year.
Julian McCullough – who has appeared as a guest comic on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corden – filed suit in October in New York Supreme Court against Wishbone Productions, which owns the East Village dive, along with an unnamed employee of the bar. McCullough contends that on Dec. 18, 2016, the employee physically battered and assaulted him without any warning.
The complaint alleges McCullough “sustained severe and permanent injuries, personal injuries to his head, limbs, body and nervous system and has been rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled.” It contends that Doc Holliday’s and Wishbone Productions, both owned by former Community Board 3 member David McWater, failed to provide a safe place for customers and failed to prevent the alleged assault.
Doc Holliday’s is an East Village institution. Back in 1998, the Times described the bar as “the area’s premier venue for penny-ante dustups,” immortalizing the “Rowdy Crowd at a Roadhouse in Trendyville.” At the time, McWater estimated there was about one fistfight a month. McWater did not reply to our request for comment.
McCullough confirmed he was the one who filed the lawsuit but said there’d be no comment on the case. The comedian hasn’t specified an amount in his complaint but is seeking all relief the court deems “just and proper.”