Local businessman files suit over bar room threats

| 28/12/2011

(CNS): Updated 10 January 2012 — A George Town businessman has filed a law suit against another local businessman whom he claims threatened and insulted him in a West Bay Road bar last month. Aldo Gianne has filed a law suit in the Grand Court against Lee Webb claiming damages for slander as he says the incident caused serious injury to his personal and business reputation. According to the statement of claim Gianne accuses Webb of insulting and threatening him while he was discussing business with a potential client in the bar causing him “considerable embarrassment, hurt and distress,” the writ states.

Describing himself as a businessman with “various interests” in Cayman Gianne states that while he was sitting at the bar at Havana Club Cigar Lounge on Saturday 26 November, Webb approached him and his business associate swearing and issuing threats to him which Gianne says were heard by the bar tender and an undisclosed number of other witnesses in the bar.  In the writ he claims that Webb, who owns Elite Marble & Granite and Piccolos Deli was deliberately attempting to disparage him. Gianne says Webb also spoke to his business associate telling him not to do business with him.

Fearing that Webb will continue in his threats Gianne has asked the court to restrain the defendant as well as financial recompense.

In the Statement of Claim attached it is reported that Natalie Henry was a witness to the threat being made against Aldo Gianne by another person at the Havana Club. However, Henry categorically denies witnessing any such assault on Gianne and has said that she is dismayed that without speaking to her or obtaining a statement from her in regards to this incident, he and his lawyers nonetheless named her in the suit.

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