Scottie Pippen Questioned in Malibu Restaurant Assault
MALIBU, Calif. (KTLA) — The investigation continued on Tuesday into an alleged assault involving former NBA star Scottie Pippin outside a restaurant in Malibu.
The altercation happened around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday outside Nobu restaurant in the 22700 block of Pacific Coast Highway.
Pippen was reportedly at the restaurant with his family.
“An altercation started, I believe, over a fan trying to get pictures or autographs,” said Lt. Dave Thompson, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“It turned physical and it’s an ongoing investigation to determine exactly what occurred,” Thompson said.
The alleged victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a head injury, authorities said. He left the hospital on Monday morning.
Pippen, a seven-time NBA All-Star, was wanted on suspicion of assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, sheriff’s officials said.
He was questioned at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station on Monday. Cameras captured him leaving after about an hour.
Pippen was very cooperative, according to investigators.
“Obviously in these types of things we commonly have conflicting stories, and so we have an extensive amount of independent witnesses that we have yet to interview,” Thompson said.
The restaurant was not equipped with outside cameras, according to a manager.