Facebook post about James Harden leads to Moses Malone Jr.'s beating at Houston strip club


HOUSTON – Four men have been charged in an attack at the V Live Vintage Steakhouse on June 25, according to police.

Darian Blount, Kavon Boutte, Oscar Wattell and Deavion Lewis have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon after police said they robbed Moses Malone Jr. of around $50,000 worth of jewelry, according to court documents.

The attack stemmed from a Facebook post Malone Jr. made about Rockets guard James Harden, according to reports.

The report said Malone Jr. left the strip club, located in the 6400 block of Richmond Avenue, around 2:30 a.m. and was followed outside by Blount and about 15 other people.

Malone Jr. said the group then started yelling at him and surrounding him. He said Blount began talking about a Facebook post about Harden, a prominent customer at the club. Blount told Malone Jr. that he disrespected Harden and that he would be punished for it.

At this time, court documents said the entire group started beating Malone Jr., some displaying guns.

Malone said the men took his jewelry, cellphone, credit card and car key. He then called the police, according to reports.

Malone Jr. later identified Boutte, Wattell and Lewis from a lineup. He said Boutte punched him and took his jewelry. He said Lewis flashed a handgun at him and Wattell punched him and took his car key.