Charles Oakley sues Las Vegas Casino
Former NY Knick and current MJ assistant, Charles Oakley, endured a “gang style beat down” in May 2010 when he was trying to get back into V.I.P. at a Las Vegas casino. Oakley was attending and participating in Michael Jordan’s Celebrity Invitational golf fundraiser presented by Aria. Oakley got into a verbal altercation with a group of security guards, they followed him, and proceeded to pumble him to the ground. Read the excerpt, courtesy espn:
Oakley was an invited guest at Aria’s VIP pool area May 28 when he left the area, the complaint says, but security officers and staff prevented him from re-entering.
After a “verbal altercation” with officers, Oakley attempted to return to his room when he was “assaulted” by them in a secluded area of the resort, the lawsuit alleges.
The complaint contends the officers wrestled Oakley to the ground and punched and handcuffed him, and that he was taken to the hospital with injuries to his neck, back, head and wrist, “all or some of which may be permanent and disabling.”
The complaint alleges negligence, assault, assault with excessive force, battery, false imprisonment and defamation. It seeks unspecified general, special and punitive damages.
An MGM Resorts International spokeswoman said the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.