Remember the news back in November 2017 about OJ Simpson who just got out of prison but was banned from a Las Vegas Casino for being drunk and disruptive? Well, it turns out that the story is being contested by his legal team.
OJ Simpson's lawyer said that they are threatening to file a lawsuit for $100 million against the Cosmopolitan Casino, claiming that their casino staff "acted with malice and racial prejudice".
Contained in a letter sent to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, OJ Simpson's lawyer Malcolm P. LaVergne said that the Cosmopolitan staff fraudulently proclaimed through national media that Simpson was banned on November 8 within the casino premises because he "was drunk, became disruptive at the Clique bar, was angry at hotel staff and glasses were broken at the bar." The letter also declared that staff neglected to reverse their ban after the police confirmed via surveillance footage that the staff made up a "false narrative".
The letter says that Cosmopolitan staff wanted to put Simpson in a bad light, in order to affect or damage his parole terms. The letter also stated that Simpson was "singled out amongst his non-African American friends and expelled him for a fake reason while he peacefully visited the Cosmopolitan property."
LaVergne claimed these horrible actions violated federal and state law. He asked for the preservation of evidence including protocols, policies, surveillance footage, lists of employees and visitors with felonies who were not banned, and other various documents.
The letter says Simpson could sue for at least $100 million.
Meanwhile, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas released a statement about these claims, "As a matter of company policy, it does not comment on potential litigation."