Report: Scottie Pippen called n-word, spit on by alleged assault victim
Scottie Pippen was accused of putting another man in a hospital after an altercation outside a Malibu, Calif., restaurant on Sunday, and now the former Chicago Bulls legend’s side of the story is getting out.
TMZ reported Sunday that Pippen was questioned by police for allegedly kicking and punching a man outside Nobu restaurant in Malibu. The alleged victim “was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, including broken teeth and a swollen mouth. He also suffered injuries to his head and back.”
Pippen was interviewed by police but not arrested. Now we’re learning that Pippen is saying he was acting in self-defense.
According to TMZ, the alleged victim harassed Pippen throughout the evening at the restaurant, where Pippen was eating with friends and family. The alleged victim reportedly even sat down at Pippen’s table after one of the ex-NBA player’s guests got up.
After the meal, we’re told Pippen agreed to take a photo with the man outside the restaurant … but the man continued to be aggressive, demanding an autograph as well. Pippen refused and we’re told that’s when the man dropped the n-bomb, shoved the NBA legend, then spat at him.
Some of the spit supposedly landed on Pippen’s daughter, causing the former Bull to go into a rage. Photos of the alleged victim being taken away in an ambulance made everything seem more dramatic, but maybe the alleged victim wasn’t exactly innocent in the situation.