Update: Lebron James’ Mother Slapped Hotel Valet; Video Released



The valet parker who claims he was slapped in the face by LeBron James‘ mother says he is WAYYY too traumatized to return to his job at the Foutainbleu Hotel in Miami Beach … TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Rockfeller Sorel tell us … R.S. has taken an extended leave of absence from his gig … and has been telling people he’s “very depressed” ever since Gloria James clocked him in the face early Thursday morning.

As TMZ previously reported, James was arrested over the incident … and according to cops, she was a real pain in the ass with police.

We’re told Rockfeller will be meeting with his lawyer on Monday to discuss his legal options … which means he’s probably gonna drop a GARGANTUAN lawsuit.


TMZ has obtained security footage showing LeBron James‘ mother slapping a parking valet at a hotel in Miami Beach last week … but the video shows Gloria James may NOT have made the first move.


During the encounter … Gloria walks up to the valet, Rockfeller Sorel, and gets in his face over the parking situation. As Gloria verbally unloads, Rockfeller takes an advancing step towards Gloria and bumps her.

Gloria quickly recovers and unleashes the slap heard ’round the world with her left hand — and then swings her purse at the guy’s head with her right hand.


Sorel, clearly upset, takes several aggressive steps towards Gloria … who then slips and falls while retreating.

Gloria gets off the ground and tries to go after the valet — but several bystanders get in between the two and break it up.

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