A popular hotel in Las Vegas is refuting O.J. Simpson’s claim that his reputation took a hit following a media report about him getting kicked out of the venue more than two years ago.

Simpson’s lawyer contended in a recent lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas that the former NFL star was defamed when unnamed people working at the hotel-casino told TMZ he was intoxicated and unruly during the November 2017 incident.

In the lawsuit submitted in November, Simpson, 72, asserted he wasn’t drunk on the night he was ordered to leave the Cosmopolitan, according to TMZ.

The Cosmopolitan’s corporate owner responded in its own legal filing on Jan. 3, denying Simpson’s defamation claims.

A spokeswoman for the hotel-casino isn’t commenting any further.

Simpson’s lawsuit does not name TMZ as a defendant.

The incident at the center of the lawsuit occurred a little over a month after Simpson was released from prison after serving nine years on armed robbery and kidnapping charges for an incident attempting to take back memorabilia from a pair of collectors-item dealers in Las Vegas.

Simpson was famously acquitted in the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman following one of the most highly publicized trials of all time. He was ordered in 1997 to pay $33.5 million to the families of the victims after a civil case found him liable in their deaths.


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