OJ Simpson suing Las Vegas hotel for defamation over 2017 TMZ story claiming ‘belligerence’

O.J Simpson filed a lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, alleging that the hotel and casino employees “defamed him by telling TMZ he as kicked out for belligerence,” according to Yahoo Sports.

TMZ published a story two years ago citing the Cosmopolitan hotel staff saying that Simpson was drunk and behaved in an angry and disruptive manner.

According to TMZ’s story Simpson “broke glasses at the bar before he was removed from the casino by security.”

The complaint filed by Simpson and his attorney acknowledges that “

It is worth mentioning that the former NFL star received a permanent ban from entering the casino. In the lawsuit, Simpson denies he was “belligerent, broke any glass or damaged any of the hotel property,” Associated Press. Simpson also denied being drunk, claiming that security had no right to approach him.

Simpson’s attorney, Malcolm LaVergne said that his client’s reputation was damaged by the hotel staff.

The complaint Simpson filed admitted that “after several hours with two friends at a steakhouse and a lounge in November 2017 Simpson received a notice from a security guard as they left. It prohibited him from returning to the Las Vegas Strip property. He says he was never given a reason.”

Until today, the Cosmopolitan did not publicly comment on the incident, other than claiming that Simpson was trespassing a private property the night of the issuance of the trespass notice.

O.J Simpson is ultimately seeking $30,000 in damages in addition to his attorney’s fees. Furthermore, the infamous football star previously threatened to sue TMZ for at least $100 million.

Simpson is currently 72, out on parole and living in Vegas after serving time for a robbery in 2007. Moreover, in October 2008 he was accused of “leading five men, including two with guns, in an ill-fated bid to retrieve personal items and memorabilia from two collectibles dealers and a go-between at a Las Vegas casino-hotel,” Associated Press. Ever since he has been living in a gated golf course community.

O.J Simpson is most famous for being acquitted in Los Angeles in 1994 after being accused of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was found liable for the killings in 1997 and was fined by a California civil court jury to pay $33.5 million to the family of both of his victims.

I'm Adam Shaw, Senior Editor and one of the first members at VegasSlots. I'm a massive football sports fan but also love casinos and occasional trips to Las Vegas. Gaming runs in the family

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *