Marquis Lewis, the man who allegedly attacked Brittny Gastineau, was himself badly injured during their altercation and claims it was a case of mutual combat.
The famous street artist, who goes by the name Retna, was dating Brittny. He checked into the London Hotel in West Hollywood a week ago Monday.
He was recuperating from major knee surgery, which had just been performed. His lawyer, Michael Goldstein, says Brittny came to visit the next day.
Fast forward a week later and the socialite is parading her black eye around West Hollywood begging for attention and hoping it will be photographed.
Citing a major argument, Goldstein says his client was almost defenseless from the physical attack because he was unable to walk without crutches.