A Dallas Man Was Beaten Unconscious Outside Jenna Jameson's Birthday Party at Le Vu (Updated)

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Ryan Ball didn't know that porn legend Jenna Jameson was having her birthday party at Le Vu on Friday night, or so he claims in his recap of the night on Reddit. He and a pair of friends just wanted to have a couple of drinks and settled on the brand-new Pacific Street club for reasons not at all connected to the adult entertainment industry.

Ball would have done better to get drunk somewhere else. He woke up the next morning in the emergency room at Baylor with, according to his Reddit post, a severe concussion; a dozen or so stitches; a fractured forehead and sinus cavity; an air bubble pressing against his brain that may or may not have been contaminated by bacteria from the fractured sinus cavity; a broken nose; a caved-in left cheek; and short-term memory loss. He remembers nothing after ordering the first round of drinks, a side effect of alcohol mixed with a grade 3 concussion.

Ball has managed to piece together Friday night's events with the help of friends and police. The two friends told him they had left at 1:30 a.m. but that he had insisted on staying until closing time, presumably to talk to a girl. A Dallas PD detective came by his hospital room Saturday and told him witnesses had spotted him outside the bar, probably waiting for a cab, when he got into an argument with two men parked in a brand-new 2013 BMW 535.

"The two suspects just hit him in the face and kicked him in the face and then left," says DPD spokeswoman Sherri Jeffrey.

Ball was still in the hospital when he took to Reddit in search of anyone who might have seen the beating. He doesn't seem to have had any luck on that front, though there's been plenty of sympathy and stories of similar attacks and tips that he should try getting reimbursed through the state's crime victim compensation program. It looks like he'll need the help.

"I am meeting with a plastic surgeon tomorrow to assess the damage [Monday], but I definitely need reconstructive surgery," he writes. "I have to pay for surgery, the ambulance ride, and 3 days (so far) in the hospital. I need help to find these people who did this, any information would be greatly appreciated."

Updated at 1:56 p.m.: Ball called on his way to meet with the plastic surgeon. "It's pretty bad, but I got really lucky there wasn't any brain damage," he said. "My vision appears to be getting back to normal, and I don't think my teeth are messed up." It's hard to tell, though, because of the swelling.

He's not yet sure how long it will take for him to get back to normal. He'll have a better idea after meeting with the surgeon but "I'm certainly not going to be working out anytime soon, I don't think."

The response from his fellow Redditors has been a big help. "I wasn't looking for them to solve the crime, I was just looking to see if someone saw something." One person who responded has a friend who works as a bouncer at the club and may have seen something, and Ball is confident there are enough witnesses and evidence to catch his attackers.

On page two, photos form the night at Levu from our nightlife photographer Roderick Pullum...



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silverlimitedproduct
silverlimitedproduct

just another mystery . like are we ever even allowed to influence other people, because there are so many messed up people in the organised crime world, and i feel this is connected. Security are just such self corrupt liars. Well, don't count on jenna jameson's gang @le vu to do anything about it. 

Jaborah
Jaborah

I'm not saying I'm gifted or anything but I created my own birth certificate with Photoshop.

edweirdness
edweirdness

It's my understanding that the new BMW 535 Series has GPS Tracking standard as part of it's auto theft/emergency protection system. Even for Dallas, it shouldn't be too hard to convince a Judge to issue a warrant to obtain tracking information for the BMW 5XX models that might have been in the vicinity at the time of the altercation (attempted murder after all). I realize that Dallas is eat up with Douchebags, and there will doubtless be a lot of BMW's in this area (after all it's where beemer drivers might see some lady parts that don't share their dna), but seriously,,, how many could there be? Clearly, attempted murder (two guys using ridiculous force on one drunk guy,,,) or perhaps even the suspicion of race or terrorist inspired violence (lot's of Terrorists prefer German Auto's) should be enough to obtain the necessary warrants to get the tracking information for BMW 5 series vehicles (only those 535 Series vehicles, in motion, at that hour, in that neighborhood would be necessary, an easy database search for any functional GPS system). It might be worth it to get these two Douche's off the road (or more likely, off the SMU Campus)!

JustSaying
JustSaying

I can't tell if that picture is of the victim's face after the attack or of Jenna Jameson's vagina after a day at work.

TexMarine
TexMarine

He who lives by the douche, dies by the douche...or gets beat by two douche's in a douche car. gratuitous douche.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

If he or a good guy near by only had a handgun.

Navi John
Navi John

Pretty funny pic. Hope he learned his lesson, Always leave with your boys!!

PersistentID2345
PersistentID2345

I would advise the guy to learn the difference between what a general plastic surgeon does and what a maxillofacial surgeon does. I would tend to go with the maxillofacial guy initially for major work like this.

Also, with any luck the bacteria can be handled with antibiotics and the air in his brain should dissipate over time.


DirtyP1
DirtyP1

I don't fault the club here if it wasn't on their premises. The only question I'd have for them is their use of digital surveillance, was there any? It could have captured a better description of the vehicle and perps. I'm sorry this happened to the guy, and who knows if he was at fault. I've seen more than my fair share of db's(and I'm not saying he is but I'm just saying) that after a little liquid courage will shoot their mouth off. I find it hard to believe someone would just beat his ass unprovoked. Is reddit really the place to go to get a crime solved?(see Boston Marathon reddit mob--misidentified two high school kids, Sunil Tripathi, and security personnel.) I'm thinking, maybe 15%(and that's being liberal) go to clubs at all? The Dallas reddit community isn't very big. 

Did this guy post on the Dirty.com? Seems to be a site visited by the clubbers, or wtf ever they're called.

Lesson to be learned here kids? Nothing good happens after 1:30am.

garlandsucks
garlandsucks

stay out of douchebag places and you won't either a. become a douchebag or b. have the shit kicked out of you by douchebags

Steve
Steve

So we should sympathize with the guy that got his ass kicked, based solely on the fact that  he got his ass kicked, right?

NewsDog
NewsDog

Probably some ultra religious kooks that don't like you drinking or partying with porn stars.  

LeVuDallas
LeVuDallas

Le Vu Dallas was shocked and disheartened to learn of the events that transpired early Saturday morning near our venue. We care about our customers, and hate to hear when such needless violence strikes so close to home. Safety is a top priority for us, therefore we have a fully equipped security staff, as well as two armed and trained Dallas Police officers on sight each and every night we are open for business. Unfortunately Le Vu does not have the ability to monitor the entire neighborhood and prevent situations which may arise outside of our establishment. As a result of our safety measures, rest assured that this did not occur at Le Vu, nor within view of our establishment where the DPD officers are stationed, and any and all portrayals that this occurred at Le Vu are completely false. Our deepest sympathies go out to Mr. Ball and all those affected by these tragic events, and hope that those responsible for such an atrocious crime are held accountable. 

Marc C. Socolov
Marc C. Socolov

Scratching my head at why the pics "form the night" were needed for the post. Bonus coverage?

Billy Flip Wilson
Billy Flip Wilson

dont you have a new BMW 535 man??? ummmm hmmmm.... lolololol

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Famous last words: I'm fine - you guys go ahead, Imma stick around and see if I kin talk to Jenna . . .

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

"insisted on staying until closing time" is code for I'm going to Midtown Spa next door.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

If I didn't know to avoid this place from the story I'd know to avoid it from viewing the slide show.

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

@DirtyP1 Additional lesson major ass kicking deserved or not comes getting shitface drunk and hanging around after your friends bail.

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

@Steve I'm with you. Hey posters, if one of you kicked his ass, post here and tell us your side of the story. @joe.tone you'll protect your sources, right?

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Steve Well, we don't know what went on in that club because he had a blackout, and those things are scary in themselves (although I haven't had one for months and months...)

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@MikeDunlapWhat the FUCK are you talking about.  We talking douchebags pornstars and 5 series Bimmers and you want to talk about bike sharing?

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@WhiteWhale 

No kidding. That's another reason you bring a wing-man along.

This idiot outflew his coverage.

MikeDunlap
MikeDunlap

@ScottsMerkin No idea how that ended up in this thread.  It was a comment I made weeks ago in an article on bikes.  Weird.  I certainly didn't mean to disrupt porn/douchebag talk. 

LeVuDallas
LeVuDallas

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz @LeVuDallas 

The photo is pretty gruesome, and considering this sort of violence does not, and has never, occurred at our venue, yes, we were shocked. If this seems like normal activity at the establishments you frequent, I would recommend finding new, safer places to spend your time. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin @MikeDunlap This shit happens from time to time.  I wonder if someone is tampering with the board.

I just love a mystery... Hee hee!

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