The woman who accused Jackson Mahomes of sexual assault has closed down her restaurant as the publicity has appeared to lead to significant loses.
Jackson, the brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, has found himself in legal trouble following accusations of assaulting a waiter and kissing the owner of the restaurant without her consent.
He will have his day in court following charges of aggravated sexual battery and misdemeanor battery, with the saga damaging the reputation of the Mahomes family:
Per the Kansas City Star, the owner — Aspen Vaughn — has seen profits fall down by 75% while also seeing her restaurant be vandalized and says she believes her "safety is at risk":
In a July interview, Vaughn said business at Aspens was down 75%. She believes someone cut the connections to her restaurant's central air conditioning unit, damaged the natural gas lines and pulled a fire alarm inside, causing water damage. "I feel like definitely, since it's occurred, my safety is definitely at risk," she 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." Now, Lopez said Vaughn is ready to move on from the restaurant.
Meanwhile, Jackson will appear in court for a hearing on August 31. The 22-year-old's attorneys have maintained his innocence throughout all of this.