I 100 percent intend to take legal action against The Advocate if they do not retract their LIE-FILLED article. Shame on you!
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) February 7, 2015
Reggie Bush’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, has denied the allegations that he spiked drinks with ecstasy at a while at a Las Vegas club with accused rapist Darren Sharper.
“This is outrageous,” Holley said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I can say to you on the record that Reggie adamantly, vehemently and unequivocally denies all of the statements in that article. We are demanding a retraction from The Advocate and Reggie is considering taking legal action.”
According to Holley, there is no investigation in process and no one has filed a complaint against his client.
“There is no investigation, there’s never been any complaint made by any person of this happening,” Holley said. “It appears to be something that’s being stated by someone who is a criminal defendant in a serious case and looking for anything he can say to deflect from his own troubles. But there is not a shred of truth to any of this.”
According to John Simerman and Ramon Antonio Vargas, a defendant in the Darren Sharper rape case told investigators a few years back that he saw former Saints RB Reggie Bush drop ecstasy into Champagne glasses and also hand out the drug to women on a nearby dance floor at a Las Vegas club.
Brandon Licciardi, a former sheriff’s deputy, has been indicted along with Sharper for drugging and raping a Saints cheerleader.
“OK, um, I was in Vegas about three years ago and um, Reggie Bush put Molly in Champagne. He was handing out Molly on the dance floor to girls. Handing it out. Like giving it to them,” Licciardi said.
Investigators asked Licciardi how he knew Bush actually did this.
“Cause I saw it with my own eyes,” Licciardi responded.
Licciardi would later change his story, saying that he didn’t actually see Bush place the drug into Champagne glasses, but that’s what Bush had told him.
“Reggie, yeah. No, I didn’t see him put it in the drink. He told me. And he said he was handing it to people, in Vegas,” Licciardi said. “He asked me if I wanted some. And I was like, I don’t do that stuff.”
It should be stressed that authorities have not accused Bush of drugging or raping anyone, and neither Bush’s agent nor a lawyer for Licciardi were willing to respond to this report.
This claim regarding the Las Vegas incident did come up at a December federal court hearing in New Orleans. Although, Bush’s name was not mentioned during the hearing.
Robert Blythe, the lead FBI agent in this case, said that they plan to look into the allegations at a later point in time, and he didn’t rule out any further investigations.
“If given time, I intend to look further into those allegations,” Blythe said. “There could be investigations going forward. There’s not currently, but there could be going forward, related to the other persons involved in that incident.”
We’ll have more details regarding Bush and any possible connections to Sharper as the news is available.