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Augusta mom awarded $6 million related to attack at Little Ceasars



The Augusta attorney for the mother and daughter who were savagely attacked in a Little Ceasars beating captured in a viral video has earned civil judgments against the pizzeria and the attacker, according to a press release.

On July 20, Attorney Joseph R. Neal Jr. obtained a $6 million verdict in the Superior Court of Richmond County on behalf of his clients Emily Broadwater and D’Ani Jarma, a minor child, against Brittany Kennedy.

Brittany Kennedy was jailed after beating an Augusta mom in May 2021.

Kennedy is the suspect who allegedly attacked Broadwater as she was playing with her 2-year-old daughter while waiting on a pizza inside the Little Caesars pizza parlor in Augusta in May 2021. (The viral video has received well over 20 million views on social media worldwide).

The case against Little Caesars settled for a confidential amount several months ago, Neal said in a press release.

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The case against the attacker Brittany Kennedy went to trial before the Honorable John Flythe on July 20.

“After hearing all the evidence and argument of counsel, Judge Flythe returned a just verdict that reflects the tremendous harm this savage beating took on Emily and her daughter and its unlawful and viral publication in a video posted on social media around the world,” Neal said. “The perpetrator of this evil, savage attack, Brittany Kennedy, was finally brought to justice. We made sure that this violent criminal, who fled the scene of her crimes, did not escape justice for committing her unprovoked, savage attack on my clients inside a business premises.”

The criminal charges against Kennedy remain pending in court. She remains in jail without bond.

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected]


  1. When I first heard of this brutal attack, I must admit I watched the video. My first thought was — why are others capturing a video instead of assisting the victim in this massacre? It is so sad that people like Kennedy live among us and can snap at any given moment. They are sick, angry people who need to be confined and totally isolated from civilized society. Amen!

    • Because they are more interested in getting cell-phone video uploaded to YouTube, than helping someone in need. They need to remember that Karma can be a “female dog” (gotta get past the censors…).

  2. The thug should’ve been shot on the spot. Using her hands and feet as weapons obviously proved to be quite damaging, and her totally deranged & irrational behavior hinted that she could also be a danger to everyone else.
    As far as getting the money, she did receive an undisclosed amount from Little Caesars. She won’t get a dime from the thug.

  3. Little Caesars’ insurance company will pay the settlement. They in turn should file a civil suit against Ms. Kennedy to ensure she can never rub two dimes together if she ever is released from prison. In 1999, Vanessa Velez-Cruz, the Aquinas HS Spanish teacher and con artist, was sentenced to 30 years and ordered to pay restitution of $224,774 to her victims. I don’t believe we’ll receive a check from her in 2029.

  4. I commented last night on Facebook about this. WHY was Little Caesars even made financially responsible in ANY of this ?? I do not understand this at all. As I also stated, something tells me that “Brittany” probably does not have an Umbrella Liability policy, or $6M in the bank, so I doubt that the victims will ever see much, if any of their award.

  5. Little Caesars settled out of court because it is a known fact that juries will give people more money than they deserve because they see it as sticking it to the big guy to provide comfort for the little guy…a lot of corporations settle out of court to avoid that happening. I have a friend that was a manager of a big corporation store. He told me if I ever wanted to make some quick money to go there and act like I slipped and fell. He said they always settle out of court because it’s just cheaper than spending money on lawyers defending it and taking the chance with a jury…that’s what our society has come to..

    • And sadly, that is why we have the term “Ambulance Chasing Lawyer”. NO “LEGITIMATE” lawyer would’ve taken the victim’s case against Little Caesars. But alas, I’m guessing there would be a bottom-feeder somewhere that would, and so our litigious society rolls on. Having had personal experience with one, some insurance companies are just a couple of inches above the bottom-feeders. Cost me the friendship of a high school buddy, who USED to be my insurance agent.

  6. There are some people that are mean and can not live in society without being a danger. The victim will never see any payoff from Kennedy. Kennedy should be locked up. Unfortunately all we can do is protect others. I hope if I am ever a witness to someone beating someone else up, I will have the where with all to assist the victim. If nothing but get help and come back to sit on the perpetrator.

  7. I don’t think this can be stressed enough…DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN A FIGHT BETWEEN TWO OTHER PARTIES!!! Call 911 and do not try to separate or defend either party!! You can find yourself shot, stabbed or both parties turn on you. Ask any police officer and they will tell you any domestic situation is the worst call to go on because helping one party can lead to the other attacking you!! Call 911 and let the police handle it. If someone leaves get a tag number for the police…DO NOT TRY TO STOP THEM!!

    • I completely agree to go after “Brittany” with guns blazing, but Little Caesars had NOTHING to do with the attack. EVEN if “Brittany” was a LC employee, the company was not culpable for the attack. The attack had nothing to do about pizza.

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