Chet Hanks Sues Ex-Girlfriend For Assault As He Faces Backlash Over ‘Racist’ Merchandise Collection
In a video, Hanks was heard accusing Parker of “attacking” him with a knife while she said, “You pushed me.”
“Now you’re flipping the story,” Hanks said in the video. The incident occurred at Hanks’ Sugarland, Texas home on January 8.
In court documents, Hanks sued Parker for theft, assault, conversion and battery. Hanks also said that Parker had “stolen money from him to pay her travel expenses and travel expenses for her friend.” She also allegedly took money from him to pay her rent, totaling over $5,000.
When the Hanks broke up with Parker, he canceled the lease on his Houston, Texas rental home and began to move out. On January 8, Parker arrived to his home with “three menacing large men.” One of those men “showed that he had a gun.”
Hanks said that the confrontation led Parker to walk toward him “holding a pot and a knife” and “smashed [Hanks] over the face with a pot and cut him with the knife.”
Parker’s attorney, D’Angelo Lowe, told Page Six that Parker received medical care and that she attempted to serve Hanks. She was also granted a restraining order against Hanks.
The feud came as Hanks faced charges that his merchandise collection called “White Boy Summer” is racist. The collection of hoodies, T-shirts and other apparel have received backlash on Twitter, where users have called it “aggressively racist.”
hmm unfortunately the merch looks aggressively racist pic.twitter.com/B49bYztQAv
— jos (@josiahhughes) March 30, 2021
In an Instagram video from last week, Hanks said, “I just got this feeling man that this summer it’s about to be a white boy summer.”
“Take it how you want, I’m not talking about Trump, Nascar-type white,” he continued. “I’m talking about me, (rappers) Jon B. Jack Harlow-type white boys, you know what I mean? Let me know if you guys can vibe with that and get ready. Cause I am.”
Two days later, Hanks posted another video, saying, “You know what’s not White Boy Summer… is having an ill will or prejudice towards anybody from a different background, race, walk of life than you. Having any ill will whatsoever towards anybody that’s different than you, that’s not White Boy Summer. The real vibes is having nothing but good vibes toward everybody. Don’t get caught up in the bull—.”
Hanks announced this week that he was also releasing a line of “Black Queen Summer” merchandise, along with merchandise for black men and those of Asian and Latino backgrounds.