Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian   Photo: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Photo: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP
An October 14, 2015 photo of Richard Hunter, media director for Dennis Hof, who owns the Love Ranch, in the room at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada where Lamar Odom was found the day before. Photo: Chris Carlson
An October 14, 2015 photo of Richard Hunter, media director for Dennis Hof, who owns the Love Ranch, in the room at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada where Lamar Odom was found the day before. Photo: Chris Carlson

Lamar Odom has been threatened with a lawsuit by the owner of the brothel where he was found unconscious, as reports reveal that the basketball star suffered 12 strokes after the incident.

The owner of Love Ranch, Dennis Hof, claims the basketball star racked up a $75 000 bill before he was rushed to hospital after a four-day drink and drug-fuelled binge and is asking for payment from the sportsman or his wife Khloe Kardashian.

He told the New York Daily News: "I'm getting a lot of questions [from Lamar's accountants]. They're requesting the credit card slips and asking, 'Did he sign them?' I sent them his driver's licence, the slips, some other stuff.

"I have no problem filing against her or him. Khloe, she's the wife. They're responsible for their debts. Why are they calling me? They need to do the right thing and pay."

And Dennis claims Lamar has offered to pay the sum, telling the owner to split it between two of the ranch's employees, Monica Monroe and Ryder Cherry.

 

It has been revealed that the 35-year-old basketball star had 12 strokes - which are believed to have impacted his motor skills - soon after his collapse at the brothel.


TMZ reports that they have affected Lamar's ability to walk and talk and Lamar is also believed to be suffering from "major kidney failure" It has been claimed that he may need to undergo a kidney transplant.


A source has claimed the athlete's organs are all functioning atvarious levels again, but "his kidneys are shot".
The insider told the site that Lamar, who is said to be suffering from aspiration pneumonia, is set to have six hours of dialysis - a process to remove waste and excess water from the blood and is used primarily as an artificial replacement for lost kidney function - a day, but could eventually need a kidney transplant.


Doctors in Los Angeles are also planning to perform more tests on his brain in a bid to establish the full extent of the damage from the strokes.
However, the former 'Khloé & Lamar' star's aunt JaNean Mercer insists he's making "miraculous progress" and "taking a few steps."


In a statement, she told PEOPLE.com: "As Lamar begins a new chapter in his road to recovery, PLEASE continue to uplift him and the family in prayer. He continues to make miraculous progress, taking a few steps in Los Angeles. We couldn't be more overjoyed!"

 

 

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