UFC star Cain Velazquez accused of shooting sues Harry Goularte for alleged assault


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cain Velasquez, the former UFC heavyweight champion accused of trying to kill the man he says assaulted his 4-year-old son, is suing the man and his family who own a day care center where the alleged assault occurred.

Velasquez was arrested in San Jose, California last February after shooting at a van carrying the man through the busy streets of three Silicon Valley towns, ramming the vehicle with his own truck during a high-speed chase. speed, prosecutors said.

In March, a judge denied bail to Velasquez, who faces attempted murder and multiple assault charges. His attorney, Mark Geragos, said he plans to vindicate Velasquez in court.

Velasquez alleges in a civil lawsuit that Harry Goularte sexually assaulted Velasquez’s son while the boy was attending daycare run at a home by Goularte’s mother, Patricia Goularte, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

The Times said the lawsuit was filed on behalf of a minor. Harry Goularte was living at home and working for the daycare center at the time of the alleged assault, according to the court filing.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez appears in Santa Clara County Court, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in San Jose, Calif.
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Stephen Defilippis, a lawyer for Goularte, did not immediately respond to a call on Wednesday seeking comment on the lawsuit.

The child care business and its owners “fostered and maintained an environment” where children could be sexually assaulted, abused and harassed, Velasquez said in the court filing. The lawsuit accuses Goularte and her family of neglect and sexual assault.

Goularte, 43, was charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a minor by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. He pleaded not guilty and his trial is scheduled for September.

Velasquez, 39, is due back in court in August, the Times reported.

Velasquez transitioned into professional wrestling after retiring from his MMA career in 2019. A former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, he won title belts in 2010 and 2012.

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