The ex-boyfriend of former 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris says he’s not a gold digger.
Dimitri Geier, whose abuse allegations have the former first-round draft pick possibly facing prison time, has apparently lashed out at a defense attorney’s claim that he is money-grubbing.
A post on a Facebook page that appears to be associated with Geier read: “his lawyer is spinning the money issue, cause they are going for self defense.”
Geier did not return requests for comment Wednesday.
The Facebook post also claims that all Geier wants from Harris is the $20,000 to $30,000 in medical expenses that resulted from the alleged assault.
In addition to the criminal charges, Harris is facing a civil lawsuit from Geier. It says Harris punched Geier in the face multiple times outside a Menlo Park restaurant Aug. 21, causing injuries that required surgery. The assault allegedly followed an argument that began inside the eatery when Geier poured soy sauce on a plate, upsetting Harris.
A September Facebook post showed Geier in a hospital bed. Geier commented on the post, saying he wondered whether Harris is bipolar.
“I poured soy sauce into a plate he wanted to use for rice himself… that started an argument about me not having manners and class and triggered his rage,” the post said.
The lawsuit also claims Harris tried to pull down Geier’s pants because he reportedly thought his ex had stolen his underwear. Geier was allegedly punched when he went to fetch his belongings from Harris’ car. Harris was supposed to drive him to the airport after the dinner.
The incident was not made public until Monday, and the “very private” Harris was publicly outed as gay by the case.
Harris’ attorney Alin Cintean said the 6-foot-7 athlete, who has been completing his degree at Stanford University, was defending himself against Geier. Cintean declined to discuss specifics of the case, but said Geier’s lawsuit suggests he wants Harris’ money.
San Mateo County prosecutors are pursuing felony charges against Harris. During a pretrial hearing Monday, Cintean said, prosecutors offered a plea deal that he and Harris rejected.