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Lauri Peterson’s Son Josh Waring Files Lawsuit Against Orange County And Two Deputies Over Prison Attack!

Josh Waring, the son of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson, is suing Orange County over a prison fight, where he claims he could have been killed. According to TMZ, Waring filed a lawsuit on Monday against Orange County and two Orange County Sheriff's deputies assigned to the men's central jail.

In the lawsuit, he alleges that the deputies set up the attack on him, which took place in October 2019, to have him killed in retaliation for Waring making complaints about them, reports The Daily Mail.

The attack was captured on camera at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana, showing a man hiding under a stairwell before coming out and attacking him.

While Josh was able to defend himself at first, his attacker wielded razor blades wrapped in towels, and Waring ultimately suffered 'deep gashes' to his chest and face.

Josh suffered injuries to his face and chest, getting 20 stitches, TMZ previously reported. The fight lasted for more than a minute, and moved off-camera, stopping only when guards rushed onto the scene.

But Waring alleges it was set up. Josh claims in the lawsuit that Ever Zelaya had previously threatened to choke him while delivering a stern warning.

"You better watch the f*** out, I just killed the last guy who pissed me off and I got a paid vacation," Zelaya reportedly told Waring, according to the suit.

The lawsuit also alleges that Zelaya and another sheriff's deputy, Ryan Hansen, tried to kill him on another occasion when they entered his jail cell and, "unleashed several rounds of pepper spray balls."

Waring is suing the county and deputies for unspecified damages.

The news comes after Waring was released from jail last month after pleading guilty to lesser charges in his attempted murder case.

According to court records, Waring pleaded guilty to several felony counts including assault with a firearm, evading a police officer, 2 counts of assault, hit-and-run with property damage and battery according to TMZ.

Waring was behind bars since 2016. During his prison sentence, he was part of a federal class-action lawsuit alleging a variety of issues at the county jails. Waring’s case also brought to light a scandal involving the improper recording of phone calls between attorneys and their clients from the jails.

As previously reported, Waring was charged with attempted murder after allegedly opening fire on two people in Costa Mesa and then leading cops on a wild car chase on June 20, 2016. Waring was eventually captured and charged with three counts of attempted murder and several other felony and misdemeanor charges.

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