Terrance West Settles Lawsuit
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West has reached a settlement in the legal battle with a luxury Miami hotel, where the NFL star was allegedly robbed twice in the same day while staying on the property — with the parties reaching a confidential deal which ends the case.
Here’s the latest: Recently, docs were filed in the case that explain the NFL star and South Beach Group Hotels attended a mediation conference this month in Miami in an attempt to settle their issues before heading to trial. According to the docs, the mediation was successful and the parties reached a confidential settlement agreement which will dismiss the entire lawsuit and the terms of the deal will remain sealed from the public.
Here’s the backstory: Earlier this year, Terrance filed suit against South Beach Group Hotels and Carlos Fernando Victoria. The running back explained that he was staying at a luxury Metropole South Beach hotel back in February, when his hotel room was robbed twice in the same day.
On Feb. 27th, two women approached the NFL star and eventually agreed to meet up later that day. However, one of the women went to the front desk and asked for a key to his suit – without his approval – and the attendant gave the woman a key.
The lawsuit claimed that the hotel had a bellman escort the women to the suit – where they stole 2 Rolex watches that belonged to Terrance and his friend. Once Terrance realized this, he went to the front desk and filed a police report.
Then an hour later, he claimed that someone knocked on his hotel door and he opened it thinking it was the police. After he opened the door, he noticed it was an unknown man – who appeared to be holding a gun. He says the man forced his way into Terrance’s room and threatened his life by demanding cash and valuable property. The man allegedly made off with $5k in cash, Louboutin shoes and many other expensive items.
Terrance sued demanding the hotel be responsible for his losses and sought more than $50k over the incident. The hotel owners returned to court and blasted the NFL star’s lawsuit demanding they pay up for his stolen items.
The company explained they owed the NFL star no duty to protect him from being robbed. Further, they say it was not their responsibility to ensure that he wasn’t robbed while staying in their hotel.
They blamed Terrance for opening his hotel room door and essentially inviting the man – who ended up stealing thousands from the NFL star – and it’s entirely his fault for giving the robber access to his room by letting him in
South Beach Group Hotels demanded the entire lawsuit be thrown out and Terrance be awarded nothing from his complaint.