LOS ANGELES – A California woman was charged by the Orange County District Attorney’s office after her daughter was involved in a fight at a basketball game last month.
Latira Shonty Hunt was caught on cellphone video yelling, “you better hit her for that,” before her daughter threw a punch at an opposing player in Garden Grove. Hunt now faces two misdemeanor charges: contributing to the delinquency of a minor and simple battery, The Associated Press reported.
Hunt’s daughter, who has not been named because she is a minor, is also the daughter of former NBA player Corey Benjamin, who previously apologized for his daughter’s behavior. He was not at the game and told KNBC at the time, “This is not how I raised my daughter.”
Hunt and Benjamin’s 15-year-old daughter can be seen on cellphone video sucker punching another teenager, who immediately falls to the floor. The victim, Lauryn Ham, had a bruised neck and a concussion, KCBS reported.
The CEO of the company that organized the basketball game told KTLA that their organization has banned both Hunt and her daughter until further notice.
If found guilty, Hunt could face up to one year in jail, The Washington Post reported.