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It sounds like you could perhaps sue for invasion of privacy and tresspass for entering your room without permission while you were naked and not leaving immediately when you asked. However, your damages there would be emotional distress, it wouldn't have anything to do with your job.
As far as defamation is concerned, I doubt that this employee said you were drinking. What they would have said is that they observed alcohol in your room (true) and that you may have been acting unusual, which seems at least somewhat plausible given that you were taken to the hospital for a serous medical condition later that same morning. These are not false statements are fact and thus cannot form the basis for a defamation claim. The fact your employer chose to terminate you based on these statements is highly unfortunate but I can't think of any legal basis to seek damages from the hotel or the hotel employee because of it. Any claim, as noted above, would be for tresspass and invasion of privacy. If you were touched you could claim assault as well. However, your damages would be limited to emotional distress based on the trauma of this experience.
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Saying that you looked intoxication is just a statement of opinion. It is not a statement of fact (something objectively true or false) and so cannot form the basis for a defamation claim. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but a defamation claim based on such a statement would be immediately thrown out by the judge.
Since this is essentially a personal injury claim (emotional distress) you would want to talk to a personal injury lawyer. You can locate one here.
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