Producer Dave Brainard Out of Surgery After Vicious Assault
Grammy-nominated producer Dave Brainard is out of surgery after being the victim of a violent assault.
The Nashville-based producer was walking on Demonbreun Street with two female companions near the world-famous Music Row on Sunday (Sept. 27) when the attack took place. The 40-year-old says they were crossing the street when a car rolled up and struck one of his friends, Deborah DeLoach. A man and a woman, both in formal attire, got out of the car.
“We couldn’t get out of the street because they kept hitting us,” DeLoach explains. “They both get out and start yelling — she starts yelling, he’s yelling. The woman attacked me, and the man attacked Dave.”
Brainard suffered a broken jaw, severe facial injuries and fractured teeth in the attack. He underwent facial reconstructive surgery on Tuesday (Sept. 29) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
"Dave made it through surgery," his publicist, Jacquelyn Marushka, tells Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. "He's awake and doing well, looks great and is in good spirits."
Police are hoping Brainard's description of his attackers can help lead to an arrest. The female passenger's name is Nikki, according to WZTV Fox 17 in Nashville. She is described as 5 feet 6 inches, and in her early 30s. The other assailant is a 200-pound white man, standing 6 feet 2 inches. They were driving a gray sedan, which the Tenessean reports is a four-door Infiniti. Police are asking anyone with any information to call (615) 742-7463.
Brainard says he's not looking for revenge. “It’s just justice, and also I’m angry for what they did to Deborah,” he states.
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