Phew, the audacity! That's exactly how NBA star Russell Westbrook probably feels after hearing about the recent news that he's being sued. Perhaps you remember the time when a fan was banned from future games because he told Russell to "get on his knees as before". Well, this fan is suing him and Utah Jazz for millions.
In March of this year, a Utah jazz fan was officially banned by the team for calling racist, derogatory remarks to Russell Westbrook, who was playing against Jazz for the Oklahoma City Thunder at the time. Quickly into the present and Shane Keisel (the fan) sued Russell and Utah Jazz for $ 100 million in damages and punitive damages for allegedly defaming and causing emotional distress, as reported by @Blavity.
Keisel claims that he lost his job as a result of the incident and was also threatened with death because he had only asked Russell to do so. English: www.germnews.de/archive/dn/1995/03/22.html "Turning his knees over so he can play later" The crowd was shocked by the cruelty of Mr. Westbrook's outbreak when he was only told to take care of his knees, albeit in a mocking way that implied that he had to use it extensively to ensure his team's victory. "
The Utah Jazz responded to Keisel's lawsuit by describing it as" legally and factually unfounded "and explained:" The organization investigated the underlying incident and acted appropriately and responsibly. We intend to vigorously defend the lawsuit. "
While Russell was fined $ 25,000 for his outbreak, he previously said the following about the incident:
" To me, this is completely disrespectful. For me it is racist and inappropriate. There are many great fans around the world who like to come to the game to enjoy the game. [and] There are people who come to the game to say mean and disrespectful things about me and my family. “
At the moment Russell has to answer the complaint publicly.
Roommate, how do you feel about it?
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