Attorneys discuss civil lawsuit accusing Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, of assault against ex-girlfriend

HOUSTON – A civil lawsuit has been filed against Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, that accuses him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kiana Parker.

Attorneys Kevin Murray and D’Angelo Lowe discussed the lawsuit in a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Richmond. The civil lawsuit alleges assault, battery and emotional distress against Parker. It also alleges Chet of having a pattern of domestic abuse.

The lawsuit states that Chet Hanks assaulted Parker on several different occasions.

The younger Hanks and Parker have taken legal action against each other since the January incident, and a Fort Bend County judge granted a protective order against him.

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In a lawsuit Hanks filed against Parker this month, his attorney said Hanks ended the relationship in January after he learned that Parker “fraudulently made charges to his debit card,” totaling more than $5,000.

The former couple shared two residences in California and Texas.

Murray and Lowe said Hanks has repeatedly been seen abusing their client and they want justice for Parker.

Lowe publicly criticized the authorities in Fort Bend County for how they handled the January incident. He said criminal charges were submitted to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office after the January incident. Prosecutors said they had not decided whether those charges would be accepted.

“I’ve had clients charged with much less in this county and we expect that Chet Hanks would be treated just like any of those clients. Instead, he has not been charged and has made a mockery of Black women and the criminal justice system,” Lowe said.


This story has been corrected to reflect the current status of criminal charges in connection with the case.

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