OJ Simpson has been through a lot; accused of murdering his ex-wife and her friend, dragged through an endless civil trial, forced to pay millions of dollars to the victim's father – and now OJ Simpson can't even go to a restaurant for his tea.
It's been reported that the owner of a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky refused to serve OJ Simpson or his entourage any food last week because of the way that OJ Simpson has behaved in the wake of the murders he stood trial for. But OJ Simpson isn't going to take the snub lying down – he has plans to try and strip the restaurant of its liquor license, sue the owner of the restaurant and quickly pen a book entitled If I Did Eat This Steak, Here's How Much Food Poisoning I'd Have Got From The Rancid Meat That Bunch Of Jokers Use.
Is it just us or is Louisville, Kentucky the centre of the chuffing world at the moment? First Larry Birkhead flew Anna Nicole Smith's baby straight to Louisville and now restaurant owners from Louisville are refusing to serve OJ Simpson any food. Yes, these two minor facts qualify Louisville, Kentucky to be centre of the world. Don't start questioning our judgement.
Anyway, as E! Online reports, OJ Simpson and his entourage of 12 apparently sat down for a meal at the local Jeff Ruby's steakhouse last week only for Jeff Ruby himself to send them all on their way. This is Jeff Ruby's take on the matter:
"He continues to torture the lives of the families whose lives he ruined. This was the only thing I could do for the victims' families"… [Ruby] then found Simpson and told him, "I am not serving you," to which he received no reply. Ruby said Simpson approached a few minutes later and agreed to leave. As the group exited, Ruby claimed that about 50 other diners in the room "stood up and applauded." "It was the first time since 1994 he has ever shown any class,” Ruby said.
Jeff Ruby's Simpson-refusing fury seems to in part be down to If I Did It, Here's How It Happened – the book that describes how OJ Simpson would have murdered his ex-wife and her friend if it was him that did it, which it wasn't, so shut up.
So far If I Did It, Here's How It Happened hasn't really had the effect that OJ Simpson wanted it to. The book caused such an outrage that all copies were pulped, the publisher was fired, choice chapters were leaked to magazines and Ron Goldman's dad ended up trying to sue OJ Simpson. And now the book means that OJ Simpson can't enjoy a delicious steak at his leisure either. It's almost enough to stop anyone from writing hypothetical confessions to the murder of a couple of people who actually did get murdered anyway.
But OJ Simpson seems to think that the Jeff Ruby steak shun was more down to racism than moral outrage, and his lawyers appear to be working on some kind of legal action against the restaurant – legal action admittedly let down by the fact that, prior to the murder trial, Jeff Ruby had a giant picture of OJ Simpson in his restaurant.
Claims that OJ Simpson went straight from the restaurant to a field where he stabbed a cow to death and ate it raw with his bloody fingers are unconfirmed and mostly made up.