'King of Instagram' could face criminal charge in Miami Beach
Miami model claims Dan Bilzerian kicked her on the face at LIV nightclub
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A Miami model is accusing Dan Bilzerian of kicking her in the face at Fontainebleau Hotel's nightclub LIV early Sunday morning.
Some of the nightclub's tables have high platforms to stand behind the couches near the dance floor. In a fuzzy video, a muscular man standing on a platform uses his left foot to push a woman backwards, so he can pull another from the crowd onto the platform.
Model Vanessa Castano told police Sunday that she was the woman kicked on the face, and the man who kicked her like she was an alligator trying to bite him was Bilzerian, also known as "King of Instagram." He is known for his bold social media posts of guns, cash, cars and women.
"Actually 2 girls attacked a girl I was with to the point they gave her a black eye and threw her off the table and went after her, b/c they wanted to get closer to me," Bilzerian said on Instagram. The post was later deleted.
Castano told nightclub employees early Sunday morning and police Sunday afternoon that the Tampa, Fla., millionaire kicked her, because she was in his way.
Miami Beach police were investigating the incident at LIV. Bilzerian, 34, could face a battery charge and a civil law suit. Castano said she suffered an abrasion on her lower back and an eye laceration that left blood on her face after the kick.
Meanwhile, Bilzerian posted a photo of himself in a yacht with about as many beautiful women as Leonardo DiCaprio was seen with early Sunday at the Rec Room in Miami Beach.
Along with about 75,000 Art Basel Miami Beach tourists, came the rich celebrities who were seen at various ostentatious private parties and took over nightclub VIP tables.
LIV nightclub was a full house Saturday night for DJ Khaled's 39th birthday party, where another celebrity scandal took place outside. Witnesses say they saw a fight between Diddy and Drake.
Bilzerian was also celebrating his 34th birthday Sunday.
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