Thursday, November 29, 2007

Back to the Court for Dennis Rodman

Back to the Court for Dennis Rodman

This time, though, it’s not the basketball court. Rodman is being sued in Las Vegas.

He is being sued by Sara Robinson, a former beverage manager at the Hard Rock Hotel. Her suit claims that the former basketball star assaulted her last year when he grabbed her, rubbing himself against her body and slapping her on the bottom.

According to the complaint, Robinson was working at the hotel’s Cuba Libre bar in March 2006. Rodman was a guest at the hotel and attempted to climb on top of the bar to get her attention.

It further alleges, “As Robinson stepped around the bar, Rodman grabbed her, pulled her towards him and rubbed his body against hers. Robinson tried to get free from Rodman’s grasp at which time he assaulted her by reaching down and slapping her open handed on the bottom.”

Robinson claims she filled out a voluntary statement giving all of the details of Rodman’s antics a month later, after another incident involving Rodman in the same bar. She says she was then fired and is not seeking unspecified damages.

Not only is Rodman accused of assault and battery, but she also accuses the Hard Rock Hotel of negligence for not protecting her from his “harrassing conduct”.

This is Rodman’s second lawsuit in Las Vegas, the first coming in 2001 when he was accused of rubbing dice on the head, chest, somach, and genitals of craps dealer James Brasich in an October 1997 game.

Maybe Sin City isn’t such a good place for Rodman…or maybe he just needs to keep his hands to himself.

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