LeBron James’ mother settles suit with Fontainebleau Miami Beach valet
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BY JOSE LAMBIET
That’s the Christmas spirit!
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James’ mother has agreed to settle a nasty lawsuit brought against her by a valet she slapped because he didn’t bring her car fast enough, Gossip Extra has learned.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, although a source familiar with the case said Gloria James will be paying ex-Fontainebleau Miami Beach valet Rock Feller Sorel for his trouble.
Neither Chris Lyons nor Sandy Becher, Gloria’s attorneys, commented.
A legal source says attorneys are still haggling with LeBron’s publicists over a damage-control statement about the deal.
Bob Stok, Sorel’s attorney, wouldn’t comment on the details but said Sorel’s happy to have the incident behind him.
“He was embarrassed and shamed by what happened,” Stok said.
The lawsuit was filed nearly two years ago in the wake of a fracas that ended with Ms. James arrested on battery and disorderly intoxication charges.
The first charge was dropped, and she was sentenced to community service for the second.
In civil court, things were much more tense. At one point, Gloria James was ordered to return to Miami on a private jet two days before a hearing to make sure she would show up.
The settlement comes as the case was headed for a Jan. 7 trial that threatened to ensnare Heat charity director Steve Stowe. He was the one who got James released to him before she was shipped to the stockade.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, although a source familiar with the case said Lebron James will be paying ex-Fontainebleau Miami Beach valet Rock Feller Sorel for his trouble.
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