Rodman Fined For 'Grabbing' Waitress
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has been ordered to pay $225,000 (GBP155,170) for allegedly grabbing a female casino employee while partying in Las Vegas in 2006.
Sara Ure, a former beverage manager at the now defunct Cuba Libre bar in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, claims Rodman grabbed her and tried to force her to dance with him according to a civil suit filed against him in November 2007.
A lawyer for the 28-year-old says Rodman never responded to the lawsuit, which also claims Ure was embarrassed by the star in front of other employees and patrons when he held her against her will and slapped her backside.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones entered a default judgment against Rodman on Monday (27Apr09).
No lawyer for Rodman was cited in the case file.