Saturday, December 27, 2014

Smokin' Joe's son looks forward to day in court

Smokin' Joe Frazier's son Joe Mahoney is looking forward to testifying Oct. 15 against three employees of Cavanaugh's River Deck (407 N. Columbus), who are charged with beating him senseless outside the club last year.

Smokin' Joe's son looks forward to day in court

Smokin' Joe Frazier's son Joe Mahoney is looking forward to testifying Oct. 15 against three employees of Cavanaugh's River Deck (407 N. Columbus), who are charged with beating him senseless outside the club last year.

We reported in August 2007 about the arrest of club co-owner Ken Hutchins, and security guards Peter Hutchinson and Eric Wiggins, who, according to a police report beat Mahoney, aka DJ Cuervo, who was found writhing in pain when police arrived. Mahoney, 28, says he announced during his DJ set at the club that he and other friends were heading to another venue, Zee Bar (100 Spring Garden), and asked "Who wants to come?"

Plugging another bar enraged Hutchins, who according to Mahoney then called the half black/half-Irish DJ "a spic" and chased him out of the bar, with several bouncers behind him. Mahoney no longer DJs and now works as a freelance Web designer/consultant. He says he now walks around "like I'm 70 years old," due to being kicked in the back while on the ground. Despite having a boxing legend for a father, Mahoney, a Father Judge and Villanova graduate, says he's not a fighter. Mahoney says he did not fight back, only tried to protect himself during the attack. Witnesses also told police he did not seem to fight back. "Evidence will show the complainant was intoxicated, got out of control and was asked to leave the facility," says attorney Fortunato Perri, Jr., representing Hutchins, 40. "He was the aggresor." Lawyers for Wiggins, 41, and Hutchinson, 24, did not return messages we left them Friday.

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