Dennis Rodman Accused of Smacking Jeff Soulouque
Dennis Rodman, buddy of Kim Jong Un and NBA legend, has been charged with misdemeanor battery related to an alleged incident at a bar in Delray Beach, Florida dating back to May. Rodman, while celebrating his birthday at Buddah Sky Bar, allegedly turned around and smacked a 30-year-old man with an open hand.
While Jeff Soulouque claims that this actually happened, that it was entirely unprovoked, that Rodman immediately apologized, and that the smack caused swelling, Rodman denies that it happened, the bar’s general manager claims that it was unlikely to have occurred, and Rodman’s lawyer claims that the accused was sober on the night of May 17, WPTV reported. Rodman’s history of alcohol abuse is well-documented.
Rodman, 58, has been charged with misdemeanor battery and has pleaded not guilty. The cop who wrote the police report about the incident said they “did not observe any swelling on [Soulouque’s] face at the time of the police report.” Per TMZ, Soulouque said he went to the hospital after the alleged incident:
Misdemeanor battery upon conviction is punishable by up to a year in jail. Rodman could also face probation and a $1,000 fine.
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