The valet parker who LeBron James‘ mama bitch slapped early Thursday morning (Apr 7) talked to reporters yesterday afternoon, and explained what all went down.
Rockfeller Sorel said that Gloria shouted “Don’t you know who I am?!” at him before smacking him with an open hand on the right side of his face. In fact, according to the police report and Sorel’s account of the incident, Gloria James slapped him so hard that she lost her balance and fell to the ground.
Sorel told TMZ cameras that Gloria made him feel “humiliated” after the incident and that he needs justice.
More details below:
The arresting officer says he tried to question 43-year-old Gloria James about the alleged incident at the scene early this morning … but he got “no response just a stare.” After a while, she eventually admitted to having a “minor verbal altercation” with the valet.
The cop says the valet explained that he retrieved James’ car and put it on the valet ramp in front of the hotel while Gloria and a female driver stood around talking to people for 30 minutes. Finally, the valet says he turned the car off.
The valet says Gloria then approached him and stated, “Where are my f**king keys and continued yelling profanities at the victim.” The report explains, “Then for no apparent reason the arrestee struck the victim with an open had [sic] across the right side of his face and in the process causing herself to lose her balance and falling to the ground.”
After Gloria was transported to a nearby police station, the report continues, a shift commander — Lt. Acosta — tried to speak with James who responded, “I’m trying to trust you but I don’t trust your kind … I don’t trust that officer who arrested me.” Gloria then told police she “was not going to cooperate because she did nothing wrong.”
Police said when they arrived on the scene at around 4:45 am Thursday morning, Gloria James had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, and her eyes were bloodshot red. She was arrested, but released shortly after with a promise to appear in court on charges of simple battery and disorderly conduct.
Rockfeller Sorel, according to TMZ, has met with a lawyer to discuss his legal options.
Meanwhile, LeBron James quickly spoke on the incident after the Miami Heat’s practice yesterday afternoon. The NBA player called his mother’s arrest a “sensitive” subject and said that everything is “being taken care of.”
LeBron told reporters, “You have to move forward … It is my life and there’s certain things you have to deal with. You try not to let it be a distraction. I have a job to do, still.”
He continued, “It’s very sensitive because it’s your mother. Of course to have an incident, it’s very sensitive. But the people around me are helping me.”
FYI: Gloria James was arrested on DUI and other charges back in 2006, and pleaded no contest. Sounds like somebody can’t hold their liquor!