Investigators were interviewing several witnesses who apparently saw what transpired and criminal charges could be filed, Whitmore said. It wasn’t known if Pippen has spoken with authorities.
“Right now it’s under investigation,” Whitmore said. “We have to interview everybody to find out what happened.”
Nobu has been a Malibu mainstay for nearly 15 years and is frequented by celebrities. The restaurant recently moved to a beachfront location that offers views of the Pacific Ocean from nearly every seat.
Pippen helped lead the Bulls to six NBA championships in the 1990s. He is a special adviser to the team’s president and chief operating officer.
The Bulls declined to comment Monday.