Jon Henke
Bruce "McQ" McQuain
Dale Franks
Bryan Pick
Billy Hollis
Lance Paddock


Recent Posts
The Ayers Resurrection Tour
Special Friends Get Special Breaks
One Hour
The Hope and Change Express - stalled in the slow lane
Michael Steele New RNC Chairman
Things that make you go "hmmmm"...
Oh yeah, that "rule of law" thing ...
Putting Dollar Signs in Front Of The AGW Hoax
Moving toward a 60 vote majority?
Do As I Say ....
QandO Newsroom

Newsroom Home Page

US News

US National News

International News

Top World New
Iraq News
Mideast Conflict


Blogpulse Daily Highlights
Daypop Top 40 Links


Regional News


News Publications

OJ, the Steakhouse and the upcoming law suit
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, May 09, 2007

So how do you think this will play out?
The owner of an upscale steakhouse in Louisville said he asked O.J. Simpson to leave his restaurant the night before the Kentucky Derby because he is sickened by the attention Simpson still attracts.

"I didn't want to serve him because of my convictions of what he's done to those families," Jeff Ruby said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "The way he continues to torture the lives of those families ... with his behavior, attitude and conduct."
So Ruby, the owner of three such steakhouses, went over and ask Simpson to leave:
He said Simpson, who was in town for the Derby on Saturday, came in with a group of about 12 Friday night and was seated at a table in the back. A customer came up to Ruby and was "giddy" about seeing Simpson, Ruby said.

"I didn't want that experience in my restaurant," Ruby said, later adding that seeing Simpson get so much attention "makes me sick to my stomach."

He said he went to Simpson's table and said, "I'm not serving you." Ruby said when Simpson didn't respond, he repeated himself and left the room.

Ruby said Simpson soon came up to him and said he understood and would gather the rest of his party to leave.
Over, right? Property owner asks potential customer to leave. Potential customer agrees to abide with the owner's right to deny service and tells the owner he "understands".

Ruby said it was about Simpson's past:
"It was the first time since 1994 he has ever shown any class," Ruby said. "He showed it that night in the restaurant" by leaving quietly.
Cool. All settled, right?

Er, well, not really:
Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, said the incident was about race, and he intended to pursue the matter and possibly go after the restaurant's liquor license.

"He screwed with the wrong guy, he really did," Galanter said by telephone Tuesday night.
A payday is a payday and Galanter sees a pretty easy one in the offing ... especially if he makes this about race. Unfortunately, this may end up being the most expensive steak Ruby never served.
Return to Main Blog Page

Previous Comments to this Post 

Hate crime.
Written By: looker
URL: http://
Maybe the money will go to the Goldman family?

Seriously, I don’t think OJ can make the suit stick. I’m sure Ruby has served many black men at his restaurants, and I’d bet money there was at least one in the crowd that night. If Ruby hasn’t tossed out any of them, how would OJ prove a claim of racism?
Written By: steverino
If I remember the story, Ruby took down a picture of he and OJ he had hanging in the restaurant after OJ was acquitted. So he and Simpson knew each other and well enough to be photographed together. I’m sure a "racist" wouldn’t hang a photo of he and a black man up if that were really the problem.

It’s just an easy payday. Lawyers just can’t pass on low hanging fruit. I think it is hardwired into them in law school.
Written By: McQ
Any doubts I had about him doing it were pretty much removed after he came out with that book "If I did it, here’s how it would have done it."
Written By: ChrisB
URL: http://
This will be an interesting story to follow...
Written By: Scott
URL: http://
With any luck, the judge will dismiss the case, slap OJ’s attorney with an abuse of process fine, and then beat OJ and his attorney over the head with his gavel.

A guy can dream, right?
Written By: steverino
Notice how the non-liberals can quickly check their ethics, standards, beliefs, etc. and provide a comment on what they think about this.

Liberals must wait for their gurus to tell them what they think about this. Of course, they know (black man - ignore any crimes or other records; probably due to the result of white racism, poverty, etc.) where they are going to come out on this, but is it: 1) racism, 2) rightwing bigotry 3) an environmental problem (think that is far-fetched? Just wait) or should we go for the trifecta: racist business owner fails to protect patrons from known knife-weilder against opposite race, changes mind to eject him, then cites right wing bigoted propaganda for reason.

Really, it is easy for those on the right to conclude what they think. They only have to consult their consciences. The left must consult with their gurus to arrange the facts (or make some up) for maximum knee-jerk value before speaking. Don’t worry, they will be chiming in as soon as the professional racists Al and Jesse tell them what they think about all this and how it fits into the Narrative to get Democrats elected.
Written By: notherbob2/robert fulton
URL: http://
"He screwed with the wrong guy, he really did," Galanter said by telephone Tuesday night.

Incredible, just incredible that the lawyer would characterize his infamous client so ominously.

Maybe Ruby should make sure none of the carving knives are missing from the kitchen.
Written By: Linda Morgan
URL: http://
I saw this story on one of the entertainment-news shows and Galanter said that after OJ and his party left, Galanter seated Michael Jordan at the vacated table. That should pretty much put the kibosh on the racial-discrimination lawsuit, but you never can tell how far an ambulance-chaser will go.
Written By: Bilwick
URL: http://
Got an address? Hell I’ll start a legal defense fund and we’ll see about who is screwing with whom!
Written By: Unscripted Thoughts
URL: http://

Add Your Comment
  NOTICE: While we don't wish to censor your thoughts, we do blacklist certain terms of profanity or obscenity. This is not to muzzle you, but to ensure that the blog remains work-safe for our readers. If you wish to use profanity, simply insert asterisks (*) where the vowels usually go. Your meaning will still be clear, but our readers will be able to view the blog without worrying that content monitoring will get them in trouble when reading it.
Comments for this entry are closed.
HTML Tools:
Bold Italic Blockquote Hyperlink
Vicious Capitalism


Buy Dale's Book!
Slackernomics by Dale Franks