LAS VEGAS, NV — O.J. Simpson plans to file a $100 million lawsuit against the Las Vegas hotel that banned him from the premises on November 8.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas acted “with malice and racial prejudice” when it banned Simpson, who was allegedly drunk and disruptive at its Clique Bar & Lounge, according to Simpson’s lawyer Malcolm LaVergne.
LaVergne wrote to the casino’s legal department and alleged that the business portrayed his client in a “false light in the hopes of damaging and affecting the terms of his parole,” according to KTNV.
The Cosmopolitan has been “fraudulently proclaiming to the population of the United States, through the national media company, that the casino unilaterally banished Simpson because he ‘was drunk, became disruptive at the Clique Bar, was angry at hotel staff, and glasses were broken at the bar.’ ”
LaVergne insisted that Simpson was simply having dinner with friends on November 8 — and that descriptions of him being angry and disruptive were inaccurate.
Simpson, 70, was released from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Institute prison in October. He had been serving a nine-year sentence for armed robbery.
In 1995, Simpson was controversially acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
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