Trial Date Set in LeBron's Mom's Battery Case

Gloria James faces charges after alleged Fontainebleau fracas

By Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Jul 11, 2011  |  Updated 1:09 PM EDT
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Lebron's Mom Arrested

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LeBron James and his mother Gloria James.

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Lebron's Mom Arrested

Lebron James is one of the best athletes in the world, and with that comes a lot of scrutiny -- not only for him but for his family, too, as he found out today when his mother was arrested.
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A trial date has been set for the mother of Heat star LeBron James, who faces battery and disorderly intoxication charges related to an alleged argument with a valet at a South Beach hotel.

Gloria James will head to trial on August 8 for the alleged altercation outside the Fontainebleau hotel on April 7, the Miami State Attorney's Office said Monday.

The 43-year-old is accused of slapping around valet Rock Feller Sorel after she allegedly became upset over the time it took to retrieve her car.

Witnesses said James verbally abused Sorel before slapping him in the face. A Miami Beach police report said James became angry with Sorel over her car, saying "Where are my f---ing keys" and yelling profanities at him.

The report stated that James struck Sorel "for no apparent reason," that she had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, and was "very uncooperative" with police.

James was arrested and later released. Sorel has since filed a lawsuit.

The attorneys for James have said previously that they "do not comment on pending legal matters."

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