Man in bar fight accused of stalking ex-girlfriend

A man witnesses say was kicked by LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson in an Aug. 19 brawl is being accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend in a Baton Rouge bar hours earlier and hitting her friend.

Elizabeth B. Siadous, 18, says in a petition for protection from abuse that on the night of Aug. 18, her ex-boyfriend, Andrew Lowery, 21, followed her to a bar, cursed and yelled at her, cornered her several times and hit one of her friends. It is not known if the friend is a man or a woman.

The name of the bar was not listed in the petition, which was filed with East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court late Wednesday.

Lowery, a Marine, has told Baton Rouge police he was at Shady’s bar on Boyd Drive early Aug. 19 and was beaten by Jefferson and other LSU football players, according to a police report released Thursday.

Police are investigating the beating, but no arrests have been made.

In her request for a temporary restraining order, Siadous also alleges that on Aug. 3, Lowery showed up at her Baton Rouge home and forced his way inside.

Lowery began screaming and crying and refused to leave, the petition says.

Lowery also previously followed Siadous to New Orleans and threatened her friends, the petition says.

A judge granted the temporary restraining order Wednesday and set a September hearing date.

Lowery, contacted by phone, declined comment.

Lowery’s attorney, Michael P. Bienvenu, said Thursday the restraining order is part of an “orchestrated attempt to malign and discredit Mr. Lowery.”

“Mr. Lowery saw someone who was being beaten on the concrete and in the truck, and was beaten himself, and now is being attacked maliciously for being a good Samaritan in this incident,” Bienvenu said.

Bienvenu also questioned the timing of the restraining order against Lowery, who he said is a Marine.

“It’s very curious that this temporary restraining order was filed alleging some things that occurred almost two weeks after the situation,” Bienvenu said.

Bienvenu said Siadous, who filed the order, has met with LSU officials but not his office.

“The fact of the matter is, nothing that happened in the bar that night has ever been connected to anything that happened outside the bar that night,” Bienvenu said.

Siadous could not be reached for comment.