Grigory Leps and his guards got into a fight with a visitor to a bar in St. Petersburg and broke his nose
60-year-old People’s Artist of Russia Grigory Leps got into a fight with a visitor to a bar in St. Petersburg after his concert. This was reported in the Mash Telegram channel.
The 39-year-old opponent of the artist filed a complaint with the police. The man was diagnosed with a broken nose with displacement.
The beginning of the conflict
The incident took place on the night of December 3-4. The singer, accompanied by security guards, visited the Finnegans bar, located at 192 Moskovsky Prospekt. The visitor’s lawyer Yevgeny Kheyfets told KP.RU that Leps began to demand participation in the game of backgammon and offered a bet of 10 thousand dollars, after which the first struck Dmitry.
“My client was sitting in a bar and playing backgammon, he lives nearby and loves this place. Leps came with a guard. He began to demand that he be allowed to play backgammon. In his hands he shook a bundle of dollars, 10 thousand in total. I wanted to put them on. Dmitry laughed and said that he did not have that kind of money and never had. And he asked me to leave him alone. To which Leps gave his glasses to the guard and punched Dmitry in the face, ”Kheifets said.
Fight on the street
After a skirmish, the men went to sort out the conflict on the street. There, the performer’s guards began to cover the singer. One of them hit Dmitry in the face, after which the man fell. At that moment, Leps ran up to the lying visitor of the bar and started kicking him.
Dmitry tried to grab the performer, but at that moment the guards again ran towards him and began to strike, aiming at the head. The man attempted to run away, but the musician and his bodyguards caught up with him and started beating him again. The video of the fight was published by Fontanka.
Failure of the concert in St. Petersburg
Shortly before the incident with the fight, Grigory Leps spoke at the Ice Palace. During the performance of the song “The Best Day”, the artist abruptly interrupted the singing and leaned over, resting his hands on his knees. All this time the hall continued to sing. Then the performer turned around, abruptly dropped the microphone and left the stage.
Later, the musician explained his behavior. “Not everything went according to plan, a lot didn’t work out, I got sick … (…) Thank you so much to everyone and everyone for such an insanely warm welcome, for their support, for the fact that the whole hall sang in unison,” said Leps.
Concert attendees told Life that the artist’s performance was tense: Leps spoke harshly to the fans, and in some songs the words sounded illegible due to loud music.