A Louisville restaurant owner kicked OJ Simpson out of his eatery "because he is sickened by the attention Simpson attracts."
Jeff Ruby said, "I didn't want to serve him because of my convictions of what he's done to those families. The way he continues to torture the lives of those families ... with his behavior, attitude and conduct."
Here we go....Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, said the incident was about race, and he intended to pursue the matter and possibly go after the restaurant's liquor license.
"He screwed with the wrong guy, he really did," Galanter said. That's right! OJ will cut you man!
Ruby said Simpson, who was in town for the Derby on Saturday, came in with a group Friday night and was seated at a table in the back. A customer came up to Ruby and was "giddy" about seeing Simpson, Ruby said.
"I didn't want that experience in my restaurant," Ruby said, adding that seeing Simpson get so much attention "makes me sick to my stomach."
After Simpson left, Ruby said patrons started applauding. He said he has received about 100 positive e-mails since the incident.
"It was the first time since 1994 he has ever shown any class," Ruby said. "He showed it that night in the restaurant" by leaving quietly.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Posted by Gabs at 7:37 AM