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Simpson served at other Louisville spots

  |   May 11, 2007 at 2:17 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 11 (UPI) -- Restaurateurs who served O.J. Simpson support Louisville steakhouse owner Jeff Ruby for turning Simpson away on the eve of the Kentucky Derby.

Ruby now faces a possible lawsuit for refusing to serve Simpson who was acquitted of murder but found liable for the wrongful death of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ron Goldman, The Louisville Courier-Journal reports.

"I didn't have the huevos to do what Jeff did," says Anthony Lamas, the chef and owner of Seviche, a Latin restaurant that hosted Simpson Wednesday and Saturday.

"I really don't like the guy but I am not his judge and jury," says Matt Mershon, co-owner of Bistro 301 where Simpson went after Ruby asked him to leave.

Mershon added he didn't offer to buy him a round of drinks or invite him to come back next year.

Ruby has said he asked Simpson to leave his restaurant because "he continues to torment the family whose lives he's already ruined 15 years ago."

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