Wednesday, May 09, 2007

How Refreshing, Someone With Convictions!



LOUISVILLE, Ky. - 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.”
Ruby — who owns restaurants in Cincinnati, Louisville and Belterra, Ind. — 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.

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.
Ruby said the incident had to do with 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.
Ruby said after Simpson left, people in the restaurant started applauding him. He said he has received about 100 positive e-mails since the incident.
The walls of Ruby's restaurants are decorated with celebrity photos. A photo of Simpson and Ruby used to be on display, but Ruby said he took it down after the killings.
By BETH CAMPBELL, Associated Press Writer

7 comments:

Mrs. G said...

When OJ Simpson was admired, it wasn't about 'race', it was his courage in overcoming rickets and becoming a star football player. Now he's shown what else he's capable of. And when someone refuses to kiss a murderer's ass, be it a piggy pink ass, or a chocolate brown one, it's about principles. And I'm glad you posted this, it cheered me up!

Miss Litzi said...

Hi D. Prince,
I’m in agreement with “mrs. g” about O.J. I saw this article this morning and was ecstatic that someone finally had the cojones to tell the murdering sob to “get out”. For years he’s refused to pay restitution to the Goldman and Brown families by claiming poverty. But somehow he manages to play golf, dine out, travel, entertain, dress in expensive clothes, put his children through private schools, etc.

Ever since he was acquitted (did that damn jury need a video tape of him slashing Nicole and Ron to convince them?) I’ve been hoping he’d discover a modicum of class somewhere deep down and leave the Country like Claus von B├╝low did after his acquittal of murdering his wife Sunny.

I sincerely hope that O.J. will be spurned, rejected and despised for the rest of his life.

Thank you for posting this story.

D. Prince said...

Thanks Miss Litzi and Mrs. G.

Isn't is sad how this story actually stands out. I would have thought he'd be shunned instantly but it never happened.

The story if OJ Simpson still makes my blood boil.

Miss Litzi said...

Hi D. Prince,
He does mine too, which is obvious by my diatribe! I cannot believe that 13 years later he's still around and is accepted by some people.

Again, thank you for posting this.

qtilla said...

Well he made his murder trial about race, so making his dinner about race doesn't shock me.

Annie Drogynous said...

OJ and his asshole lawyer have no case. Anyone who owns such an establishment has a right not to serve anyone he so desires.f

Annie Drogynous said...

BTW, Claus' wife, Sunny, I believe is still alive. She's in a coma.