Jackson Mahomes accused of assault by Overland Park restaurant owner and waiter

Police are investigating allegations that the youthful brother of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes assaulted a waiter and the proprietor of an Overland Park restaurant final weekend.

In separate incidents, Jackson Mahomes, 22, allegedly shoved the 19-year-old male waiter greater than as soon as and later forcibly kissed the 40-year-old feminine proprietor of Aspens Restaurant and Lounge, 6995 W. 151st St.

Police have been evaluating the institution’s surveillance video recordings from final Saturday evening as a part of their investigation, restaurant proprietor Aspen Vaughn advised The Star.

Authorities wouldn’t launch a report of the incident, however offered the next assertion in response to a request for details about the standing of the investigation:

“The Police Division is conscious of an incident that occurred on Feb. 25, 2023, at a enterprise close to 151st and Metcalf. The division continues to be investigating. Releasing any extra info could be inappropriate presently. Anybody with info ought to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.”

An lawyer for Jackson Mahomes offered the next assertion:

“Jackson has completed nothing incorrect. Our investigation has revealed substantial proof refuting the claims of Jackson’s accuser together with the statements of a number of witnesses. We’ve got reached out to legislation enforcement to offer the fruit of our investigation in order that they could have an entire image of the matter.”

In an interview and a sequence of followup texts with The Star, Aspen Vaughn recounted the occasions of final Saturday, which the waiter additionally backed up. She additionally offered a video purportedly displaying Jackson Mahomes grabbing her by the throat and kissing her at the very least twice in her workplace shortly after 10 p.m.

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His advances have been unwelcome and stunning, she mentioned, and he or she believes he was intoxicated.

“He forcibly kissed me out of nowhere,” Vaughn mentioned, “and I’m telling him, pushing him off saying ‘what are you doing?’ after which he proceeded to do it two extra instances the place the final time I used to be pushing him off and I can see on the cameras that any person was outdoors the workplace door and I used to be yelling for them to come back assist as a result of he’s huge and large.”

At 6 foot 6, Mahomes is greater than a foot taller than Vaughn, who’s 5 foot 4.

Mahomes is a frequent presence on social media as a so-called influencer by his Tik Tok and Instagram accounts. He’s typically seen on the sector earlier than Kansas Metropolis Chiefs video games and was on the stage alongside his brother at Union Station for the Tremendous Bowl victory celebration final month.

Vaughn mentioned Jackson Mahomes has additionally been a frequent visitor at her restaurant as a consequence of his friendship together with her step-daughter, who additionally works at Aspens. He had been in to see the step-daughter earlier that Saturday, she mentioned, and was nice.

In December, Vaughn posted on Fb a photograph of her and Jackson Mahomes sitting facet by facet and within the feedback part referred to him as “an excellent child” and an excellent buddy of her daughter.

However he has been disruptive throughout a number of the greater than 10 instances he visited Aspens, she mentioned, and handled the workers poorly.

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“I’d say one out of 4 instances he is available in, it’s not an excellent expertise,” she mentioned.

Jackson Mahomes has are available in for a lot criticism lately for his generally unhealthy conduct on-line and in public, reminiscent of when he poured water on Baltimore followers when the Chiefs misplaced to the Ravens in 2021.

Final Saturday evening he arrived with 5 pals round 9:30, in line with Vaughn and the waiter, who requested that his identify not be publicized. The place was busy. About 80 individuals have been consuming dinner or on the bar.

Mahomes and his entourage went into the basement workplace, and denied the waiter entry when he tried to go inside to retrieve his water bottle, the waiter mentioned.

“I used to be going into our workplace downstairs the place the workers are within the worker space, and he’s downstairs for I don’t know what cause,” the waiter mentioned, “and I’m attempting to get to the workplace, and he’s like, pushing me out. …And he’s like, No, get out, get out.”

The group then went into the VIP room upstairs. When Vaughn smelled the odor of marijuana drifting from that room, “I put my head in there and mentioned, ‘hey, I can scent this, we have now a celebration of 40 proper out right here and this may’t happen within the restaurant.’”

Shortly after 10, Vaughn mentioned Mahomes requested to talk together with her privately concerning the shoving incident, and that’s when he allegedly grabbed her neck in that basement workplace with sufficient drive that it left a faint bruise that’s evident in {a photograph} she offered The Star.

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“I used to be in shock,” she mentioned. “It’s disgusting,” she mentioned she advised Mahomes. “Such as you’re a baby and he was attempting to say ‘we ought to be an influence couple, and I’m like ‘clearly you’re out of your thoughts proper now.’”

Mahomes and his group left round 10:45, the waiter believes, when Vaughn’s boyfriend advised them to go and never come again. Police arrived shortly after that in response to a telephone name from the waiter’s father, who reported the shoving incident.

Vaughn turned over her surveillance gear to the police they usually put in a brief system for her as a replacement, she mentioned. She offered a written assertion and the police assigned a case quantity, though no paperwork are on public file but.

The waiter has not filed fees and isn’t certain whether or not he’ll, he mentioned. Vaughn mentioned the police advised her they deliberate to pursue her alleged sexual assault regardless.

“Even with out you desirous to press fees, we’re going to proceed in any case,” she mentioned the investigating officers advised her. “So it’s in your greatest curiosity to cooperate. So we’re like, OK, in fact we’re.”

She determined to publicize the case when she started to wonder if the police would observe by, given Mahomes’ excessive profile.

“I advised my lawyer all of this,” she mentioned, ”and he mentioned ‘why don’t you simply share your story earlier than another person does?’”