Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  20 responses

Charles Oakley Suing Vegas Casino for Alleged ‘Beatdown’

Former New York Knicks forward and current Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach Charles Oakley claims he took a severe beating from the security guards at a Sin City casino. The Las Vegas Sun has the details: “Attorneys for Oakley, 47, filed suit in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas against the Aria hotel-casino at MGM Resorts International’s CityCenter complex on the Las Vegas Strip. Also sued were five named security officers as well as security officers ‘Does 1-10.’ The suit says Oakley was an invited guest at Aria’s VIP pool area on May 28 [2010] when he left the area and was then prevented from re-entering the VIP section by Aria security officers and staff. ‘After a verbal altercation’ with security officers, Oakley attempted to return to his room when he was ‘assaulted’ by the officers in a secluded area of the resort, the lawsuit alleges. The suit called this a ‘gang-style beatdown’ by at least five security officers and says they wrestled Oakley to the ground, punched him, handcuffed him and detained him before he was taken by paramedics to Desert Springs hospital for treatment in the emergency room. The incident left Oakley with injuries to his neck, back, head and wrist, ‘all or some of which may be permanent and disabling,’ the suit alleges. A spokeswoman said MGM Resorts International, which likely hasn’t yet been served with the suit, generally doesn’t comment on pending litigation. The suit alleges negligence, assault, assault with excessive force, battery, false imprisonment and defamation. The defamation count says the handcuffing of Oakley was witnessed by hotel guests and the suit says they were led to ‘falsely believe and assume that Oakley had committed and been guilty of some crime or wrongdoing.’ The suit seeks unspecified general, special and punitive damages.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Rent-a-Cops beat up Oak?!

  • http://sdjfklfl.com Jukai

    so wait, Charles Oakley is human and can’t win a fight 5-on-1?

  • nathan

    don’t ever mess with charles oaktree. your a** will be litigated to another level.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lights out

    also, miami heat suing chicago bulls for alleged ‘beatdown.’

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  • Kas

    Wow do I hate bouncers/security guards. Losers! Hope they all lose their jobs.

  • DannyBullsFan23

    LOL…..Nice one lights out.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Beat up by bouncers at age 47? What did they think he did, cut in line at the buffet?

  • robb

    security guards sure are sick f*cks.


    It was also reported that Robert Deniro had 1 of his security guards take a hammer to Oakleys right hand. And told him “You don’t f√ck around in here”

  • Jred Schott

    Everybody’s a comedian…

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Actually, I am a comedian…as in I work at a comedy club.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Too many damn clubs just hire the biggest, most muscle-bound dudes they can find and stick them in the clubs without any freakin’ training and then sh*t like this happens.
    And then you got the cops who moonlight as club security and they see these gigs as a chance to wild out a little more than they can when they have that badge on.
    Clubs need to take a cue from some of these celebrity bodyguards nowadays.
    The best ones aren’t huge dudes looking for a fight, they’re averaged-sized cats (dudes let their guards down that way) who try to look for a resolution through communication (but then have the training to whoop that a** if absolutely necessary).
    But I ain’t no expert so whatevs.
    I’m saying, OAKLEY though? This is gonna crush a lot of 80′s kids’ dreams.
    Thought cat was invincible…

  • MikeC.

    @HAMMER – well done sir. As soon as I saw the headline, my mind was running through various Casino cracks.
    I guess the Oaktree isn’t as tough as I built him up to be in my mind. He can’t stomp out 5 dudes armed with cuffs, clubs and pepper spray, by himself. What they should do to settle things is put on a UFC-style event. Charles Oakley will fight all 5 security guards, one at a time unil they either tap out, or are carried out. I’d drop $50 to pay-per-view that!

  • MikeC.

    Oak can have the all-time toughest corner crew ever. Paul Silas, Xavier McDaniel and Vernon Maxwell. Fight will be announced by Kenny, Charles & EJ. When the fight is over, Team Oak will then enter a broken glass eating contest with Kendrick Perkins.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lights out

    lol broken glass eating contest!

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Tyrone Hill must be laughing his ass off…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Some hilarious comments today. LOL.

  • MD

    Oakman beat up? LIES!!!!!

  • John Blaze

    Its obvious to me that the 5 guys were The Hulk, Godzilla, King Kong, Superman and Mike Tyson. I mean those are the only 5 guys I can see beating up Oakley.