O.J. Simpson has belatedly fired back at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas … suing the hotel claiming it defamed him by banning him in 2017 after falsely accusing him of being drunk and disruptive.
The incident in question went down just weeks after Simpson was released from prison. Simpson — who had been frequenting the hotel in the days prior — allegedly got into an altercation on Nov. 8 at Clique Bar after flying into a drunken rage.
Sources told us … glasses were broken during the melee and the ex-NFL star was eventually told to leave, given a trespass notice and told to never come back.
But, in his lawsuit, Simpson is adamant he was NOT drunk, he was NOT belligerent and did NOT break any glasses. In fact, he says earlier in the evening a manager at the steakhouse in the hotel actually thanked him for being a gracious guest.
O.J. says when he was leaving for the night … someone from the hotel handed him a trespass notice and repeatedly said it was private property and he was not welcome back … ever.
Simpson says he was shocked by the move, claiming he was never involved in an incident that night that could warrant a permanent ban.
Simpson says his parole officer saw our story and visited him at his residence the next day and gave him a drug and alcohol test … which both turned up clean.
Simpson claims the PO also went to the Cosmo to investigate and told Simpson there was no evidence he did anything that would violate his parole.
In fact, in his suit, Simpson refers to himself as a “model parolee with perfect performance.”
Reality is … Simpson is WELCOMED at many famous spots all over town and regularly poses for pics and signs autographs. In a way, he’s become a draw.
Shortly after the incident, Simpson spoke on camera and he said he had no clue what happened.
Simpson was released from prison on Oct. 1, 2017, after spending years behind bars for an armed robbery conviction.
Since he’s been out, O.J. has been a regular on Vegas golf courses and fancy restaurants. He’s also joined social media where he often talks about fantasy football topics.
One thing he hasn’t really addressed since being out … the murders.