LeBron James’ mother is being dragged into court for hauling off and striking a Miami valet.
Last week it was reported that Gloria James was arrested for battery and public intoxication after she slapped a parking attendant at the Fountainbleu Hotel.
Now, TMZ.com reports that the victim, Rockefeller Sorel, is suing Gloria for a least $15,000 because he’s lost the “capacity to enjoy life” as a result of the altercation. The suit, filed in Miami-Dade County in Florida on Tuesday, lays out a full list of damages Rockefeller suffered during the incident. Rockefeller also claims he’s now dealing with emotional distress, humiliation, mental anguish and pain.
He’s also requesting that Gloria pay for his medical care and that she recoup the cost of his lost earnings.
Video of Gloria slapping the valet surfaced earlier this week, and it showed that Rockefeller actually took a step toward Gloria before she struck him. Take a look.
– Sonya Eskridge