(LOS ANGELES) — Tennis broadcaster and former tennis pro Justin Gimelstob has been charged with assaulting a man he knew during a Halloween night altercation. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced the charges Thursday morning.
Gimelstob, 41, is accused of attacking his former friend, Randall Kaplan, while trick-or-treating in West L.A. with his wife and son, the New York Times reports. He now faces one count of battery with serious bodily injury.
While Gimelstob confirmed there was a skirmish, he has pleaded not guilty and is due back in court Jan. 31.
The former tennis pro, who currently coaches top-ranked John Isner and sits on the board for the Association of Tennis Professionals, could face up to four years in prison if convicted.
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