Controversial retired NBA star Dennis Rodman's name was in a police report after a woman claimed he drugged during a hotel drinking session on July 1.
Dennis Rodman's name was in a police report after a woman claimed he drugged her last week during a hotel drinking session on July 1.
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TMZ identifies the complainant as 22-year-old Angela Torre, who says she had a drink in a room at the Ocean Manor Resort Hotel and then blacked out:
"Dennis Rodman has been named in a police report -- by a woman who claims she was drugged last week during a hotel drinking session with the ex-NBA star...TMZ has learned.
"According to the report filed with Ft. Lauderdale PD...22-year-old Angela Torre says she met Rodman and a friend named Charlie at the Ocean Manor Resort Hotel on July 1st.
"Torre claims the three went back to a hotel room -- where she had 'one drink and a shot' -- and then she blacked out. Next thing she remembers is waking up in the hospital.
"Cops say they did some checking...and confirmed the fire department DID transport Torre to the hospital that night...after she was discovered 'passed out' in the hotel restaurant.
"Torre told police...when she woke up in the hospital, she BOLTED before she was properly discharged and did not know the results of any medical tests that may have been performed.
"Sources tell us...doctors DID NOT administer a rape kit.
"According to the police report, Torre claimed she had a bruise on her chest and a bump on her head...but no other injuries.
"The report also says, 'Torre believes she was given drugs by an unknown person without her knowledge, but does not recall.'
"She NEVER directly accuses Dennis of any wrongdoing -- and his NOT listed as a suspect in the police report.
"It's worth noting...Rodman WAS at the Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar at Ocean Manor on July 1st during the World Cup match between USA and Belgium...and even shot a pump-up video for the U.S. team that day.
"Sources tell us Torre recently went back to the hospital for a blood test to see if any drugs show up in her system...those results are still pending.
"The case is currenlty under investigation.
"We reaached out to Rodman for comment...so far no word back."
Rodman, who made headlines for his trips to North Korea to visit president Kim Jong-Un, told ESPN in an exclusive interview four months ago that he won't go back to that country anymore:
"Dennis Rodman, two months after traveling to North Korea for the second time to visit leader Kim Jong Un and conduct an exhibition basketball game, insisted in an interview with ESPN that his motives were pure and that he would not go back if that is what people wanted.
"Rodman, speaking in a recent interview on camera with ESPN's Mark Schwarz, said he was only trying to 'do great things in life.'
"'I wish they understood the whole purpose of why I went to North Korea,' Rodman said. 'I wish they did.'
"Sporting a black canvas-like fedora with black feathers in the back and a pair of large-lense, white-framed sunglasses with a nose ring in each nostril, another ring looped around his lower lip and at least one ring in his left ear, Rodman, also wrapped in several bright neck scarves, wondered: 'What makes me so damn bad? What makes me this bad, awful person?'
"'At least someone tried,' Rodman said. 'So that's how I look at it. You know, I don't want to be a hero, I don't want to be this, I don't want to be that. I just wanted to be, just do happy things and do great things in life.
"Rodman spent three weeks in a New Jersey-based alcohol rehabilitation facility after he returned from his latest trip to North Korea in early January. He has said he did not enter the facility for alcoholism but that he simply 'needed to decompress from all the things I was going through' and that he would return every six months 'to see where I'm at.'
"'I don't want people to look at me as the devil or evil person,' Rodman told ESPN. 'If I put anyone in harm's way, I apologize, you know.'
"Then waving his hands in a circle at the camera, Rodman, said,'If you don't want me to go back there ever again, I won't go back.'"
Rodman averaged 7.3 points, 13.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in a 14-year NBA career with the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN stats.
He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Aug. 2011, per The Associated Press (via The New York Times).
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