LeBron James’ Mom Arrested In Miami After Slapping Valet
Look who’s tapping into their inner Zsa Zsa Gabor!
After those nasty allegations of a clandestine affair with Cleveland Cavs star Delonte West, we thought Gloria James couldn’t possibly humiliate her hoop star son any further.
We were wrong.
The mother of Miami Heat star LeBron James was arrested in South Beach overnight after a game of “Whoop Dat Trick” with a valet turned disastrous. Gloria — who is in her early 40s — had been partying with some girlfriends at the posh LIV Nightclub at Fountainebleu, but when she tried to leave the establishment, she got into an argument with a parking attendant that quickly turned violent, according to reports. Cops received a call at approximately 4:47 AM and arrived on the scene to find Gloria assaulting the employee. LeBron’s mother allegedly slapped a Miami Beach valet so hard in the face, she lost her balance and fell to the ground — then told a police officer, “I don’t trust your kind.” The valet wasn’t arrested, but Gloria was taken in on one count of suspicion of misdemeanor assault.
She’s since been released.
The valet — identified as Rockfeller Sorel – went straight to the hospital last night after the alleged incident occurred — but it’s unclear if he suffered any injuries. We hear he’s already consulting with an attorney and weighing his legal options.
TMZ.com writes: “The cop says the valet explained that he retrieved James’ car and put it on the valet ramp in front of the hotel while Gloria and a female driver stood around talking to people for 30 minutes. Finally, the valet says he turned the car off. The valet says Gloria then approached him and stated, ‘Where are my f**king keys and continued yelling profanities at the victim.’ The report explains, ‘Then for no apparent reason the arrestee struck the victim with an open had [sic] across the right side of his face and in the process causing herself to lose her balance and falling to the ground’”
The site continues: “After Gloria was transported to a nearby police station, the report continues, a shift commander — Lt. Acosta — tried to speak with James who responded, ‘I’m trying to trust you but I don’t trust your kind … I don’t trust that officer who arrested me.’”
This isn’t Glo’s first scrape with the law. In 2006, she was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and charged with “reckless operation, speeding for driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, disorderly conduct and damaging police equipment.”