NFL superstar Odell Beckham Jr. just can’t stay out of the headlines. New reports claim the New York Giants wide receiver has been hit with a $15 million lawsuit over a recent home attack.
According to reports, alleged victim Ishmael Temple claims he accepted a January invite to OBJ’s crib and ultimately caught hands from the professional baller’s security.
He says the beating stemmed from an incident the week before, when he says Beckham’s security verbally assaulted him when he sought to retrieve his phone from Beckham’s house. He thinks security resents him because, “as a Hollywood social event organizer, [he] knew many of the female ladies present at Beckham’s residence.” Temple says he was beaten to a pulp … his 2 front teeth got chipped and his lip was busted. He says his earring got ripped out of his ear and his knee got messed up. Temple says he’s spent $18k just to fix his teeth. (TMZ)
Beckham Jr.’s attorney Daniel Davillier has since come forward with a response to the multi-million dollar suit.
“Ishmael Temple has expressly acknowledged in his own lawsuit that Odell Beckham, Jr. never once touched him; and yet, Mr. Beckham is being sued for an alleged altercation that definitively did not involve him at all.” In the statement, Beckham’s legal team also claims Mr. Temple arrived at the party drunk, belligerent and made threats to several attendees … at which point he was repeatedly asked to leave. They claim he was repeatedly asked to leave, and got into a fight — but NOT with Odell — and was then escorted off the premises. (TMZ)
Just yesterday, Odell returned to Instagram following a publicized hiatus in the midst of a few publicized scandals.
Last week, Odell’s legal muscle denied rumors about him getting roughed up at an Atlanta nightclub.
“This is 100% not Odell. He was not and is not in Atlanta,” Beckham Jr.’s lawyer told the News. “He has not even been in the state of Georgia recently. The people who falsely posted and reported information will be hearing from his legal team. We intend to take legal action against anyone who perpetuates these false statements and claims.” (New York Daily News)