Former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Kwame Harris made a pretrial appearance in court on Monday over charges that he assaulted his ex-boyfriend over soy sauce and underwear. Kwame is charged with felony counts of domestic violence causing great bodily injury and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury from an incident which occurred in August.
In the Fall, Kwame pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to face trial in April. The alleged victim, Dimitri Geier, has also filed a civil suit.
Court documents show that the couple argued after Geier poured soy sauce on rice, which upset Harris. The documents continued:
"Defendant argued with Plaintiff over the incident for approximately seven minutes and then proceeded to exit the restaurant. Plaintiff stayed inside the restaurant and continued eating. A few minutes later, Defendant returned and informed Plaintiff he would not drive him to the airport and informed Plaintiff that he was going to throw Plaintiff'sbelongings out of his (Defendants') car. Plaintiff agreed to take a cab to the airport and informed Defendant that he would remove his belongings from Defendant'scar.While exiting the restaurant, Defendant began to push Plaintiff and tried to pull Plaintiff's pants down, accusing Plaintiff of stealing his (Defendant's) underwear. Plaintiff tried to leave the restaurant and Defendant followed Plaintiff into the parking lot outside, where the Defendant continued to push Plaintiff and attempted to pull Plaintiff's pants down."