He might be the ex-boyfriend of Kendall Jenner and is known as Australia’s highest paid athlete, but this celebrity status didn’t stop him from being denied entry into a popular Aussie casino.
Ben Simmons, who is signed to a $242 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, was reportedly refused entry into the Crown Casino in Melbourne last night, along with some of his friends.
Following the incident, Ben posted a video to his Instagram account, alleging that he wasn’t allowed in due to the colour of his skin.
Ben alleged that it was a race issue as his friends with white skin were allowed in while he and his friends with black skin were not.
Some commenters have asked if it could have been due to the dress code but Simmons explained his friends were wearing the same clothes.
The video has since been removed.
The Crown has not commented.