Fontainebleau worker sues LeBron James’ mother over hotel altercation

MIAMI BEACH A parking valet has sued basketball star LeBron James’ mother following a physical altercation last week at the luxury Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel.

Video circulating on the Internet appears to show Gloria James, 43, slapping valet Rockfeller Sorel, who is seeking US$15,000 for verbal and physical abuse and for “creating a well founded fear in the Plaintiff that violence was imminent,” according to the lawsuit.

Sorel alleges the altercation has caused him to suffer emotional distress, humiliation, mental anguish, medical expenses, the loss of the ability to earn money, and the loss of capacity for enjoyment of life, according to The Palm Beach Post. Through an attorney, James has declined comment on the matter.