Darrius Miller, a well known local celebrity trainer to such stars as Ciara, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Takeyo Spikes and Terrell Owens, is hospitalized in a coma after being viciously beaten by a gang of thugs. The beating occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday outside popular restaurant D’Jangos.
Police say about 7 members of a group calling themselves 01 Entertainment attacked Miller, 41, as he walked Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin‘s daughters Kai and Kali Franklin, and 2 other women to their car. Witnesses say the men came out of Verve nightclub and began videotaping the women who protested the taping. The men responded by calling the woman derogatory names.
Mr. Miller attempted to intervene when the men turned on him and beat him unconscious. According to witnesses, the women pulled the attackers off of Miller while other men stood watching but did not offer assistance. Mr. Miller went into cardiac arrest upon arrival at the hospital. Celebrities such as T-Boz and Keisha Knight Pulliam visited Mr. Miller who is on a respirator in ICU. Doctors think Mr. Miller may have sustained brain damage.
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