According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Liyanage Perera has filed a lawsuit against the couple, claiming he sustained serious injuries when their driver hit him with a SUV last October. Perera says the incident happened in an alleyway as Lopez and Rodriguez were leaving a restaurant on Melrose Avenue. The lawsuit does not specifically name the restaurant, but TMZ suspects it was Craig's, where the couple's driver had allegedly hit the man in a nearby alleyway last October.
The outlet previously reported that no criminal charges were filed for the October 2018 accident. Law enforcement officials told TMZ "pedestrians are not allowed to block a vehicle in a space by standing in front of it, and drivers are permitted to creep forward."
According to the lawsuit, Perera acknowledges Lopez and Rodriguez were not driving the SUV that allegedly hit him; however, he claims the couple is at fault, as they did not tell their security team to be cautious as they drove through the alleyway. Perera also says the couple "quickly fled the scene" and failed to check if he was OK.
Perera wants the couple to cover his medical expenses, plus damages.
Earlier this month, it was reported that someone had broken into A-Rod's rental vehicle as he was having dinner in San Francisco. The thief was said to have made off with about $500,000 worth of items, including jewelry and electronics; however, a representative for the ESPN commentator told TMZ that the value of the stolen items was "grossly exaggerated."