James Packer sued after a 'drunken assault on a casino staffer'

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    <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/QqD_Xjttjbs” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen style=”float:left;padding:10px 10px 10px 0px;border:0px;”></iframe><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>A former security guard at Crown Towers Melbourne is suing James Packer over an alleged assault on New Year’s Day in 2016.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Dr Iskandar Chaban failed to recognise the media mogul and senior executive Ishan Ratnam, and tried to block them as they approached the venue’s main gaming floor, assuming they were drunk.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’The second defendant [Mr Packer] became verbally abusive and threatening towards the plaintiff [Dr Chaban] and ran towards the plaintiff, pushing him in the chest,’ court documents obtained by the stated.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’The second defendant then verbally threatened the plaintiff, saying words to the effect [of] ‘I will throw you out of your job’.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Dr Chaban claimed he was then taken to an office where he was allegedly ‘abused, humiliated, intimidated, and bullied’ by four of the casino’s managers.</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> A former security guard at Crown Towers Melbourne is suing James Packer in the Supreme Court over an alleged assault on New Year's Day in 2016. (pictured: Packer and Kylie Lim seen at Club 55 beach in St Tropez in 2018) </div> <noscript> A former security guard at Crown Towers Melbourne is suing James Packer in the Supreme Court over an alleged assault on New Year's Day in 2016. (pictured: Packer and Kylie Lim seen at Club 55 beach in St Tropez in 2018) </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>A former security guard at Crown Towers Melbourne is suing James Packer in the Supreme Court over an alleged assault on New Year’s Day in 2016. (pictured: Packer and Kylie Lim seen at Club 55 beach in St Tropez in 2018) </p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The 64-year-old, who has a PhD from Melbourne University, was taken to hospital with injuries to his back and neck.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Dr Chaban’s lawyer John Karantzis claims his client has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety as a result of the alleged incident.  </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Crown Casino said the incident as a minor misunderstanding, and โอเล่777 claimed staffers had informed Dr Chaban that one of its ‘most important VIPs’ was arriving.</p><div class=”mol-img-group floatRHS” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img” style=”height: auto;”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Dr Iskandar Chaban claimed he was then taken to an office where he was allegedly 'abused, humiliated, intimidated and bullied' by four of the casino's managers. </div> <noscript> Dr Iskandar Chaban claimed he was then taken to an office where he was allegedly 'abused, humiliated, intimidated and bullied' by four of the casino's managers. </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Dr Iskandar Chaban claimed he was then taken to an office where he was allegedly ‘abused, humiliated, intimidated and bullied’ by four of the casino’s managers.</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>In a statement, the casino said he caused a ‘collision’ after blocking Packer from entering the gaming area.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>A spokesman for Packer, who has a 36 per cent stake in Crown, on Wednesday denied the allegations and will defend the lawsuit in court.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Dr Chaban also named his then-employer MSS Security and Crown Resorts as defendants in a civil claim. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The sensational assault claims come after Packer admitted he sent threatening emails to a Melbourne businessman who was working on a privatisation deal with Crown.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Financial executive Ben Gray was leading talks for equity firm TPG Capital in 2015 about investing in Packer’s casino business.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>When he told Packer that TPG was not willing to cough up $1.5billion, the emails, which resulted in Gray hiring private bodyguards, ole777 were sent. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Packer was accused of using his connections to Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to threaten to harm Mr Gray.</p><div><div data-track-module=”am-related_carousel^related_carousel” data-track-selector=”.rotator-panels a:not([class*=external])” data-dm-rotator-rotate=”false” data-track-pos=”static” data-preferred-shared-network-enabled=”” data-dm-rotator-auto-init=”” id=”p-22″ class=”related-carousel with-fb-or-tw news” data-dm-rotator-active-class=”active” data-dm-rotator-page-count=”1.0″ data-dm-social-article-auto-init=”” data-dm-rotator-page-size=”1″> <div class=”rotator bdrcc”> <div class=”rotator-title”> <h2>RELATED ARTICLES</h2> <ul class=”rotator-pages link-xocc”> <li class=”rotator-prev”>Previous

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    </div> </div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>During the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Commission inquiry in October, the 53-year-old said he suffers from bipolar disorder and takes medication that negatively affects his memory, saying entire months were a blur.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Counsel assisting, Adam Bell SC previously asked: ‘How can the NSW regulator have any confidence in your character or integrity in light of your communications in these emails?'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’Because I’m being treated now for my bipolar,’ Packer replied. ‘I was sick at the time.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’You accept that your conduct in these emails reflects adversely on your character, don’t you?’ Mr Bell asked.</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Crown Casino said the incident as a minor misunderstanding, and claimed staffers had informed Dr Chaban that one of its 'most important VIPs' was arriving </div> <noscript> Crown Casino said the incident as a minor misunderstanding, and claimed staffers had informed Dr Chaban that one of its 'most important VIPs' was arriving </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Crown Casino said the incident as a minor misunderstanding, and claimed staffers had informed Dr Chaban that one of its ‘most important VIPs’ was arriving</p></div><div class=”moduleFull mol-video”><div><div itemprop=”video” itemscope=”itemscope” website content=”James Packer’s view on possible restructure of Crown during inquiry” itemprop=”name” /><meta content=”PT00M55S” itemprop=”duration” /><meta website itemprop=”thumbnailUrl” /><meta website itemprop=”contentURL” /><meta content=”2020-10-08T06:22:28+0100″ itemprop=”uploadDate” /><meta content=”576″ itemprop=”height” /><meta content=”1024″ itemprop=”width” /><meta content=”‘A terribly shocking experience’: A candid James Packer admits to Crown’s failings during inquiry into organised crime links and gives his view on possible restructure of Crown.” itemprop=”description” /><div class=”item”> <div class=”vjs-video-container vjs-fixed vjs-span-two-col news” id=”v-4623959755907223335″> <video controls=”” class=”video-js vjs-default-skin” website Packer’s view on possible restructure of Crown during website terribly shocking experience’: A candid James Packer admits to Crown’s failings during inquiry into organised crime links and gives his view on possible restructure of Crown.website preload=”none”> <source website type=”video/mp4″></source> </video> </div> </div> </div></div></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’My medical state is what it reflected most on,’ Packer said. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Meanwhile, the Crown Casino is set to be investigated by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation amid admissions of money laundering.   </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Crown made a submission to the Bergin inquiry about criminals laundering cash through Crown in Melbourne and Perth.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Crown’s counsel Robert Craig SC told the inquiry: ‘Crown accepts that there were funds deposited into the Riverbank and Southbank accounts … indicative of ‘cuckoo smurfing’ — it is indicative of a form of money laundering.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Sydney’s Crown Casino won’t be allowed to open until Commissioner Patricia Bergin hands down her findings in February.  </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’We’re talking about potentially drugs, we’re talking about child sexual exploitation, we’re talking about people trafficking and we’re talking about financing terrorism,’ Ms Crawford said last month.</p></div>
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