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Convicted Gay Basher Kathryn Knott’s Legal Troubles Just Got A Whole Lot Worse

by Graham Gremore May 19, 2016

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It appears convicted gay basher Kathryn Knott‘s legal troubles are far from over.

Zachary Hesse and Andrew Haught, the gay couple Knott and her friends brutally attacked back in 2014, just filed a civil suit against the police chief’s daughter and her cohorts, Kevin Harrigan and Philip Williams.

Related: Kathryn Knott Thinks Jail Sucks, Petitions Judge To Be Released So She Can Record Anti-Bullying PSA Instead

The unprovoked hate crime made national headlines back in September 2014. Both Haught and Hesse were severely injured while enjoying a date night. Haught was knocked unconscious and had to undergo emergency surgery to repair a fractured jaw bone and orbital. Hesse suffered cuts and bruising on his face and body.

According to the lawsuit, filed Wednesday, both victims say that in addition to their physical injuries, they suffered psychological injury, emotional distress and embarrassment. They are seeking unspecified damages.

Related: Kathryn Knott’s Resentencing Postponed, Devastated She Will Have To Rot In Jail For At Least One More Week

Last year, Harrigan and Williams both avoided jail time by accepting a plea deal that included community service and probation. Knott chose to fight the charged in court, where she lost. A jury convicted her of simple assault, conspiracy and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. In February, she was sentenced to five to ten months at Riverside Correctional Facility in Northeast Philadelphia, where she’s currently awaiting release.

Neither the plaintiffs’ attorneys nor the defendants have issued any comment, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted when they do.

Related: Judge Refuses To Reconsider Kathryn Knott’s Sentence

This latest lawsuit comes just three weeks after Knott was slapped with another suit from blogger Kathleen O’Donnell, who alleges Knott used her daddy’s connections in law enforcement to get her fired from her job after writing a critical op-ed about the young gay basher.




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