LOS ANGELES — A tennis broadcaster and former tennis pro has been charged with assaulting a man with whom is he acquainted, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Justin Gimelstob of Los Angeles faces one felony count of ‘battery with serious bodily injury with an allegation of personally inflicting great bodily injury.’
Gimelstob pleaded not guilty yesterday and is scheduled back in court on Jan. 31.
On Oct. 31, Gimelstob allegedly attacked the man as he went trick-or-treating with his wife and son in West Los Angeles, prosecutors said.
TMZ reported: In a restraining order [the victim] filed in November, he claims the tennis coach hit him from behind, pinned him down, punched him “more than 50 times” in the face and head and threatened to “f**king kill” him.
Gimelstob claims the alleged victim provoked the attack but insulting his late father.
Gimelstob faces a possible maximum sentence of four years in state prison if convicted as charged.