Jackson Mahomes’ aggravated sexual battery accuser ‘has received death threats’ since going public with claims against brother of Chiefs star Patrick
- Aspen Vaughn accused Jackson Mahomes of forcing himself on her in May
- The ex-restaurant owner has closed her business following alleged vandalism
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The woman who accused Jackson Mahomes of forcibly kissing her at the Overland Park, Kansas bar she owned has received death threats since coming forward, she said in a new interview.
Aspen Vaughn, who owned Aspens Restaurant and Lounge, spoke to the Kansas City Star in May, saying Mahomes – the brother of the Chiefs’ star quarterback Patrick – kissed her ‘out of nowhere’ in February and that she was ‘pushing him off.’
And following Mahomes’ May appearance in court, she recently told the publication that she’s experienced harassment and vandalism to her restaurant, ultimately leading her into closing the business.
‘I feel like definitely, since it’s occurred, my safety is definitely at risk,’ Vaughn told The Star.
‘I’m feeling attacked by people I’ve never met. Why do victims not come forward? It’s because this is how they get treated.’
Jackson Mahomes appeared in court in May in relation to aggravated sexual battery arrest
He had been arrested for aggravated sexual battery in connection with an incident in February
Mahomes was arrested for aggravated sexual battery at 7.42am on May 3
Mahomes was charged with three counts of felony aggravated sexual battery in May after being released on $100k bond.
He was also accused of shoving a 19-year-old male waiter on several occasions, and was hit with one misdemeanor battery charge.
Surveillance video of the incident became public afterwards, in which Mahomes can be seen kissing Vaughn.
‘It’s hard to own a company and go through everything that we’ve gone through,’ administrative employee Stephanie Lopez added.
‘We were so close to making it, and then this whole thing happened.’
Vaughn told The Star in July that business at the bar was down 75 percent, and that she even believes someone damaged natural gas lines, caused water damage by pulling a fire alarm and cut the connections to the location’s central air conditioning unit.
Mahomes attorney, Brandan Davies, previously maintained to The Star that his client did ‘nothing wrong.’
In his May court appearance, Mahomes was seeking to be able to contact four people that he had been previously barred from speaking with as part of the conditions of his release from jail on May 3.
The judge granted him permission to contact three of the four.
He promptly left the court after the proceedings without speaking to reports on the scene.
The 23-year-old remained silent as he left jail after posting $100,000 bail on May 3
He is due back in court later this month for another hearing.
The younger Mahomes has been in the spotlight for viral behavior on TikTok, but has also stirred up some controversy with his antics on the sidelines at his brother’s games.
In 2021, he poured water on a Baltimore Ravens fan after a Chiefs loss in an incident that was caught on video. He then tweeted: ‘They were thirsty.’
A month later, just after the Chiefs played the Washington Commander, Jackson shared a video of himself dancing on a tribute to late Washington player Sean Taylor, who died in 2007.