Old Heads: Charles Oakley Sues Vegas Resort Aria For Serving Him A “Gang Style Beat Down”

- By Bossip Staff

Another day, another black man assaulted for no reason:

Charles Oakley, one of the NBA’s all-time tough guys and now a Charlotte Bobcats assistant, has sued a Las Vegas resort over what he calls a May 2010 “gang-style beat down” by security guards who injured him. Oakley filed the lawsuit Thursday in Clark County District Court against the Aria hotel-casino at MGM Resorts International’s CityCenter complex, the Las Vegas Sun reported. Five security officers also were named in the lawsuit.

Oakley was an invited guest at Aria’s VIP pool area May 28 when he left the area, the complaint says, but security officers and staff prevented him from re-entering. After a “verbal altercation” with officers, Oakley attempted to return to his room when he was “assaulted” by them in a secluded area of the resort, the lawsuit alleges.

The complaint contends the officers wrestled Oakley to the ground and punched and handcuffed him, and that he was taken to the hospital with injuries to his neck, back, head and wrist, “all or some of which may be permanent and disabling.” The complaint alleges negligence, assault, assault with excessive force, battery, false imprisonment and defamation. It seeks unspecified general, special and punitive damages.

An MGM Resorts International spokeswoman said the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation. The 47-year-old Oakley has been among VIPs who have participated in Michael Jordan’s Celebrity Invitational golf fundraiser presented by Aria.

Wow…peep Oakley’s injuries below:


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  • Blue Moon

    ^^^ LMAO!!

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    DEAD @ Denny….

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

    Daxn! Did Oakley really get it like that? WTF. Well I hope he gets what he is seeking. Seems like the guards went too far.

  • clarkthink

    Yeah,….while they was beating Oakley’s @ss he kept trying to get a timeout!!….and he thought it should have been a flagrant foul called!!

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  • fee

    @clark you are to stupid lol….seriously if it did go down like that kinda leery about the secluded area where no one saw him being taken there… or no cameras picked up ….just saying .

  • RazeKane

    Payback is byotch !!


    Suspect.I doubt Vegas security folk would beat down someone as recognizable as Oak.That would be bad for business.Ask Mike for a raise if you’re low on dough Charles.

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  • Dizzy McElroy

    Stuff like that happens for a reason. I doubt it was just because he was Black.


    WOW! This is the same dude,who once slapped the taste out of a former NBA player over a gambling debt,now he’s getting beat down by rent a cops? KARMA………

  • Huminbird

    i just wanna know, is that young girl his gf? cuz that would be a whole OTHER set of problems in a few years.

    AS for this incident, the secluded beating seems a bit fishy to me. But if it happened that way, he deserves his compensation.

  • C Allen

    Why is there a picture of him sleeping? Did he get beat down so bad he had to go to sleep?

  • http://www.makeida.com R&B Singer

    Oh,. no that’s terrible. Sorry to hear that Charlie Oakley.

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