The 24-year-old woman who alleges new Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall punched her in the face in the early hours of Sunday outside a Manhattan night club is a former basketball player at San Diego State University and has retained a high-profile attorney.
Christen Myles is cooperating with detectives and met with her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, Thursday at the 10th precinct in Manhattan, according to a statement from Rubenstein.
Myles, originally from Chino, Calif., told the New York Daily News, “my eye still hurts. ... I still have problem with my vision. ... I want him held criminally accountable for what he did to me.”
According to the statement, Myles said Marshall “hauled back and punched her in the face, hitting her eye and caused her to be violently thrown to the ground.”
“She has a serious eye injury. She’s under the care of a physician,” Rubenstein said. “She still has problems with her eye.”
Rubenstein told the Tribune that there’s no consideration at this point into pursuing any civil lawsuits.
“The focus is on the criminal aspect of the case. She’s concerned with getting justice,” he said.
Myles was out celebrating her birthday with friends and family that night. Myles is currently in between jobs but moved to New York to pursue a career in media.