LAS VEGAS (AP) -A former beverage manager at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas has sued Dennis Rodman, claiming the former NBA star assaulted her in March 2006 by rubbing up against her body and slapping her on the buttocks.
In her federal lawsuit filed this week, Sara Robinson also accused her former employer of retaliating against her after she complained about Rodman's behavior.
Rodman spokeswoman Shannon Barr declined to comment Saturday.
In her complaint, Robinson said she was working in the resort's Cuba Libre bar when Rodman, a hotel guest, began ``making a scene'' by trying to climb atop the bar after failing to gain her full attention.
``As Robinson stepped around the bar, Rodman grabbed her, pulled her towards him and rubbed his body against hers,'' the lawsuit alleges. ``Robinson tried to get free from Rodman's grasp at which time he assaulted her by reaching down and slapping her open-handed on the bottom.''
The complaint, which seeks unspecified damages, claims Robinson was fired after she filled out a voluntary statement detailing Rodman's actions in a subsequent incident at the same bar the next month.
The document accuses Rodman of assault and battery, and the Hard Rock Hotel of negligence by failing to protect her from Rodman's ``harassing conduct,'' the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The 46-year-old Rodman is no stranger to lawsuits in Las Vegas. Four women earlier sued him, accusing him of grabbing their breasts at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1998.
In 2001, a district court jury awarded former Mirage craps dealer James Brasich $80,000 in another case against Rodman.
Brasich said Rodman humiliated him by rubbing dice on his head, chest, stomach and genitals during an October 1997 craps game. Rodman appealed the verdict, and both sides later reached a confidential settlement.
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