O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news site he had been drunk, disruptive and unruly.
Simpson, on parole in Nevada for a 2008 conviction for armed robbery and assault with a weapon, filed the lawsuit Thursday against Nevada Property 1 LLC, corporate owner of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The complaint acknowledges that Simpson, after several hours with two friends at a steakhouse and a lounge in November 2017, 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.
Cosmopolitan spokeswoman Rachel Henry declined comment.
Simpson denied in the lawsuit that he was “belligerent,” broke glass or damaged property.
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