Vegas hotel denies defaming OJ Simpson after banning him from property

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FILE – In this July 20, 2017 file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. A Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino is denying that Simpson was defamed when employees banned him from the property in November 2017 and a celebrity news site reported the paroled former football hero had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. In recent court filings, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rejects Simpson’s argument that his reputation was damaged by unnamed hotel staff member accounts cited in a TMZ report saying he was prohibited from returning after visits to a steakhouse and cocktail lounge. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

(AP) — A Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino has denied that O.J. Simpson was defamed when employees banned him from the property in 2017 and a celebrity news site reported the paroled former football hero had been drunk, disruptive and unruly.

FILE – This July 1, 2018 file photo shows The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino is denying that O.J. Simpson was defamed in November 2017 when employees banned him from the property and a celebrity news site reported the paroled former football hero and armed robbery inmate had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rejects Simpson’s argument that his reputation was damaged by unnamed hotel staff member accounts cited in a TMZ report saying he was prohibited from returning after visits to a steakhouse and cocktail lounge. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

In recent court filings, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rejected Simpson’s argument that his reputation was damaged in accounts by unnamed hotel staff cited in a TMZ report saying he was prohibited from returning after visits to a steakhouse and cocktail lounge.

TMZ is not a defendant in the lawsuit Simpson filed in November in state court in Las Vegas. 

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