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Eddie Griffin may face lawsuit over club fight

Eddie Griffin performs onstage at the Vh1 Hip Hop Honors on June 3, 2010, in New York. Getty

(CBS News) A woman is threatening to sue comedian Eddie Griffin after he allegedly taunted her for being a lesbian during his set at a California comedy club.

Attorney Ruben Ruiz, who is representing Fiona Walshe, said she wants an apology from the comedian or she will file suit, according to CBS San Francisco.

"She was publicly humiliated. She felt like she couldn't leave and she was scared," Ruiz said.

Walshe told TMZ she was at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Pleasanton, Calif., with her partner on July 13 when Griffin singled them out. She claims he pointed at her, called her a lesbian and said, "All you need is a good man ... I'll volunteer my services."

"He started to pump his hips into my face," she added. "I felt sexually assaulted and I wanted him to stop." She added that she threw a drink at Griffin to defend herself.

Walshe claims Griffin then jumped off the stage onto their table and "started grabbing everything and throwing it at me," according to TMZ, which posted video that it says is from the incident. She continued, "Before I could get away from him he poured a water bottle on my head and threw it at me."

Her lawyer told the website, "We're seeking an apology from Eddie Griffin and compensation for the public humiliation and emotional distress. There will be a lawsuit if he doesn't make amends."

Griffin's spokeswoman, Ann Flagella, said in a statement obtained by CBS San Francisco, "He was doing his job and making the audience laugh ... ALL races, religions, genders and stereotypes are considered EQUAL on stage and are all open for material."

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