The ex-girlfriend of Hollywood scion Chet Hanks is suing him for $1 million, claiming he physically and verbally abused her during their relationship.
Attorneys for Kiana Parker charged that Hanks — the 30-year-old son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson — had shown “an ever-escalating pattern of domestic abuse,” as they announced the lawsuit during a press conference in Texas on Tuesday.
“This is about violence within the confines of a relationship between a man and a woman, a man who mentally and physically and psychologically battered, Kiana Parker,” lawyer Kevin Murray said.
The suit, filed Monday in Fort Bend County, details several alleged incidents of abuse, including a Jan. 8 fight that led Parker to file a restraining order against Hanks, which was granted later that month.
The two began dating in March 2019 and moved in together about a year later, the court documents say.
On Oct. 18, 2020, Parker claims Hanks became enraged when she wanted to leave their hotel room in New Orleans, where he was filming for the Showtime series “Your Honor.”
Later that night, he allegedly “became aggressive and hostile.” When she tried to leave, Hanks “grabbed her with great force, by her right arm causing instant pain,” the suit alleges.
“Defendant Hanks refused to release the grip, and as Parker sought to get out of the violent situation, Defendant Hanks pushed her with such force that Parker knocked over tables in the room,” the court docs say.
As she tried to get away again, Hanks allegedly pushed her, called her a “ghetto black bitch” and smashed her phone into pieces, according to the lawsuit.
He then allegedly warned her not to report the incident, saying that she should remember he was “Chet Hanks and she wasn’t shit, no one would believe her, she was just a ghetto black bitch.”
The next month, in Sugar Land, Texas, Hanks allegedly “threatened to “blow [Parker’s] brains out” in a murder-suicide, the lawsuit claims. The conversation allegedly took place while Parker’s 9-year-old twins were in the house.
The couple finally agreed to split on Jan. 6, but two days later, when Parker went to move her stuff out of the Sugar Land house, Hanks allegedly “became extremely aggressive.”
She claims he came at her with a knife and that she defended herself by swinging a pot at his head as self-defense which enable her to run away for her life.