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Rodman accused of slapping man at party

Retired NBA player Dennis Rodman "open hand smacked" a fellow partygoer at a rooftop bar in Florida on May 17, according to a police report.

Jeff Soulouque, of Miami, reportedly wants to press charges after suffering injuries on his face and to his eye from what he called an unprovoked attack.

"I was like, 'What is your problem?' " Soulouque told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Thursday. "It was out of nowhere. He just hit me and I was blindsided and he started charging me."

Rodman, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, has not been arrested or charged. His attorney, Lorne Berkeley of Miami, said he denied the incident occurred.

Rodman was celebrating his 58th birthday party at Buddha Sky Bar, a popular Delray Beach rooftop social venue.

Soulouque said he had met Rodman several times previously because Soulouque, a business developer, is friends with one of Rodman's managers.

Soulouque said he was talking to someone who was standing behind Rodman when Rodman turned around and hit him. He said Rodman apologised immediately and invited him to dinner the next day.

Victor Korobka, Buddha Sky Bar general manager, said there is no video of the alleged incident because it happened in a spot that is not under surveillance.

But he said a security guard was shadowing Rodman and there were no reports of any conflicts that night.

Police said Thursday that they were still investigating the incident.

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