*Former NBA star, Charles Oakley, has sued a Las Vegas resort over what he calls a “gang-style beat down” by security guards in May last year.
The Charlotte Bobcats assistant filed the suit on Thursday in Clark County District Court against Aria hotel-casino at MGM Resorts International’s CityCenter complex.
According to a Las Vegas Sun report, five security guards initially engaged him in a verbal altercation after staff prevented him from re-entering the resort’s VIP pool area. Oakley, 47, claimed to have been an invited guest.
He then attempted to return to his room where he was “assaulted” by the guards in a secluded area of the resort.
The complaint says the officers wrestled him to the ground and punched and handcuffed him. He was then taken to the hospital with injuries to his neck, back, head and wrist.
The complaint alleges negligence, assault, assault with excessive force, battery, false imprisonment and defamation. It seeks unspecified general, special and punitive damages.