Jaime King looked somber in black on Thursday as she attended the court hearing of her accused attacker.
The Hart Of Dixie actress covered up in a long woolen coat, jeans and loathers as she arrived to hear the arraignment of Paul Francis Floyd, who is accused of attacking her car while her young son was inside.
Speaking outside the court, King said she was determined to get justice for her son James Knight, who remains traumatized by the incident.
‘I’m just trying to stay strong for my child because the process is grueling,’ she said, adding that the four-year-old was ‘absolutely’ terrified by the incident and was ‘having a hard time’.
Jaime King looks somber in black as she attends court hearing of accused attacker Paul Francis Floyd following terrifying car attack
Remembering the April 4 attack, Jaime recalled: ‘Like any mother I just wanted to get to my child.’
The 38-year-old had just parked her car in Beverly Hills on the evening of April 4 when Floyd is alleged to have suddenly pounced on the Mercedes with a skateboard and begun smashing the windows, leaving little James covered in glass.
King’s female friend was in the car, and leapt out of the vehicle to confront Floyd, who also allegedly attacked a second car.
King said of the woman: ‘She’s strong and she’s doing well.’
Serious business: The Hart Of Dixie actress covered up in a long woolen coat, jeans and loathers as she arrived to the arraignment hearing
Terrifying: The 38-year-old was parking her car in Beverly Hills on the evening of April 4 when Floyd is alleged to have suddenly pounced on the Mercedes with a skateboard and begun smashing the windows, leaving her four-year-old covered in glass
Floyd, 47, was charged with cruelty to child by endangering health and a felony count for vandalizing the actress’s 2016 Mercedes.
The child endangerment charge is a misdemeanor, although King said she hoped this charge might be changed to a felony.
Floyd was also charged with an additional misdemeanor battery charge and a count of misdemeanor vandalism for allegedly attacking a man’s 2017 Lexus.
Terrifying: The assault on April 4 left Jaime King’s young son James covered in shattered glass; she is seen here talking to police
Following the attack, King talked about the terrifying incident in a statement published on social media.
‘The attack was incredibly violent, and my four-year-old son was obviously the target of the individual’s brutal attack, which is terrifying,’ King said.
‘My brave friend Judit Balogh used her self-defense training to try and keep the individual from harming James Knight while glass was shattering on him, as the perpetrator jumped on the roof until it collapsed and kicked in windows trying to get to him,’ King recalled.
Damage: Both the front and back windows were shattered