MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Heat star LeBron James’ mom has been given a slap on the wrist for an incident last year in which she was accused of assaulting a valet at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
During a hearing Monday morning, the battery charge against Gloria James, 44, was dropped but the disorderly intoxication charge was upheld. James, who did not attend the hearing, was sentenced to 20 hours of community service and ordered to donate one thousand dollars to the Haitian Earthquake Relief Fund. When she completes her community service hours, the disorderly conduct charge will be dismissed.
According to James’ arrest report, on April 7th just before 5 a.m. she asked valet Rock Feller Sorel to get her car. The arrest reports states the valet then gave the keys to the valet cashier.
Police said James then allegedly confronted Sorel and said, “where are my *expletive* keys?”
According to the arrest report, James then “struck the victim with an open hand across the right side of the face.” Police said that James fell to the ground after losing her balance.
The police were called and noted in their report that James was uncooperative, that she had bloodshot eyes and a “strong odor of alcohol on her breath.”
Sorel has filed a civil suit against James citing pain, emotional distress and the humiliation she allegedly caused him. That case is scheduled to be heard in the first week of April.