According to the complaint, Ashmawy, who was allegedly drunk, was verbally abusive toward Dawn Jorgenson, whose husband John Jorgenson owns the Dimmick Inn, and Joey-Lynn Smith, a bartender at the restaurant.
In a statement from March 2015 that Dawn Jorgenson gave to police, Jorgenson said she saw Ashmawy “clearly sexually harassing” Smith, according to Foreign Policy.
Two months after the Feb. 14, 2015, brawl, three men were arrested and charged for assaulting Ashmawy, including Martucci.
Martucci said Ashmawy made continual complaints to the Milford Police Department and Pike County District Attorney’s Office regarding the 2015 altercation and threatened a federal investigation into the conduct of the local agencies.
“Ashmawy has threatened to use the power of his office as a federal government official to coerce the Milford Police Department and/or Pike County Office of the District Attorney to pursue a criminal action against the Plaintiff,” the lawsuit states.