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HA-HA! [/nelson muntz]

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O.J. Tossed From Steakhouse on Derby Eve

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - 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."

Simpson, an NFL Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winner, was found innocent in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman but was found liable in a civil trial that followed.

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 lawyer, Yale Galanter, did not immediately return phone calls Tuesday night seeking comment.

"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.
 

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Ruby is being sued. O.J.'s calling it racial discrimination. Pah.

I'd be oaky serving O.J. in a restaurant...

To Hannibal Lecter with a side of fava beans and a nice chianti. ;)
 

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No-he won't really sue because any money he might win would have to go to the Brown and Goldman families and you know he does not want to pay them like he's supposed to.
 

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Serves him right!

Didn't he move out of L.A. because whenever he'd enter a restaurant, customers would walk out in disgust?

Poor widdle double-murdering O.J. No one wants to have lunch with him.
 

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"We have the right to refuse service to anyone" still a valid claim? I do recall seeing signs posted like this years ago.


Oh Al, Oh Jesse ! Any plans this week?
 

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He was found liable for the murders in a civil lawsuit. I wouldn't serve him, either. He makes me sick.
 

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I don't care if it's wrong at all, but this made my heart sing. I can't stand that freakish, murdering, smarmy, smug bass-TURD, and I hope people hand him his hat wherever he goes for the rest of his miserable life.

Racism. Please. ::)
 

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That made me smile.

labs4life said:
"We have the right to refuse service to anyone" still a valid claim? I do recall seeing signs posted like this years ago.


Oh Al, Oh Jesse ! Any plans this week?
I would imagine, with some exceptions, that private entities are allowed to say who can and cannot enter their private property. I've heard of more ridiculous things - like upscale bars kicking patrons out because they don't "conform" to their dresscode.
 

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I heard this too that must have been at Ruth Chris Steakhouse which is like $150/meal :eek: :eek:

I say way to go Ruby
The Louisville Courier-Journal said it's Jeff Ruby's Louisville. I've never heard of that steakhouse, but then again I'm not a frequent customer of high end restaurants either. :D

The Courier-Journal has a poll and right now 83% agree with the move (informal Internet poll).
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070509/FEATURES/70509020
 

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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is a MUST!!! It was the absolute best dinner I've ever had when I was visiting Louisville.

Many, many years ago - before the murders - I waited on O.J. at a restaurant I was working at; I even got his autograph ::)
 
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