Dining with his family at Nobu in Malibu, Scottie Pippen was involved in an altercation with a man who was demanding a photo and autograph. The man has filed a $4 million lawsuit, and pressed charges against Pippen, and now the charges have been dismissed.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Tuesday there was insufficient evidence to bring assault charges against Pippen for the altercation with Camran Shafighi at Nobu, a restaurant and celebrity hangout on the beach in Malibu. [...]
When interviewed by police, Pippen said the man was drunk and belligerent, and at one point used a racial slur and spit at him. The Bulls legend claims he was only acting in self-defense as the man was harassing him while with his family. Eye witness reports back up Pip’s claim.
Blood tests revealed Shafighi was indeed intoxicated, and it even showed traces of opiates. After going through this ordeal, Scottie’s lawyer inferred that Pippen will counter-sue the man.
Shafighi, whose blood sample turned up positive for opiates and a 0.18 percent blood-alcohol level - twice the legal limit for driving - also feigned having seizures, according to the report. The seizures ended when the doctor ordered him to stop them.
The physician who examined Shafighi told investigators he believed Shafighi was "making up stuff," the report said.
Pippen's attorney, Mark Geragos, indicated his client will sue.