Ralph Gracie thought he dodged a bullet in December when he assaulted Flavio Almeida in public at the Nogi worlds.
The assault was widely reported.
Now Jiu-Jitsu Times has obtained a copy of the formal complaint against Gracie and Pereira, which states that the pair are wanted for felony assault with intent to produce great bodily injury. The filing suggests bail be set at $50,000 for each defendant.
“We feel that this, along with the civil suit that has been served, sends a strong and clear message that this old school mentality and despicable behavior will no longer be tolerated in our martial art that changes lives to all who practice it, regardless of team or affiliation,” Dave Weber, Head of School Development and Support for Gracie Barra, told “The Gracie Barra Organization is pleased and grateful to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for pursuing justice stemming from the assault on Professor Flávio Almeida by Ralph Gracie and Lincoln Ferreira.”
The DA’s complete filing against Gracie and Pereira is viewable here: