Shaquille O’Neal Named in Yet Another Lawsuit

Shaquille O’Neal Named in Yet Another Lawsuit

The recently retired baller accused of intimidation, infidelity and tracking ex-wife Shaunie.

Published August 3, 2011

It seems the big man can’t stay out of the news lately. RadarOnline reports today that Shaquille O’Neal has been named in yet another lawsuit. In an amendment to the suit he filed last September, Shawn Darling—who previously managed O’Neal’s computers—now alleges that the retired player systematically attempted to discredit him to hide information he has about his affairs while married to wife, Shaunie O'Neal.

Darling alleges that in 2009, O’Neal installed a GPS tracker on Shaunie’s car to determine if the Basketball Wives star was meeting with his mistress, Vanessa Lopez. He also revealed in the lawsuit that O’Neal had an affair with Newsweek reporter Allison Samuels.

Because of his knowledge of his indiscretions, Darling says that O’Neal inflicted “emotional distress and invasion of privacy” on him to prevent the information from being revealed and treated as credible, using the help of police officers and state attorneys to plant evidence that would frame him as a child pornographer. The complaint specifically says that O’Neal wanted to “frame him for possession of child pornography, have his house stormed by police, have him arrested for it, and have his computers confiscated while he is hauled off to jail as an accused child pornographer.”

Darling’s original suit alleged charged O’Neal with privacy invasion, racketeering and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

O’Neal is also battling a lawsuit that alleges that he conspired with gang members to have his former friend Robert Ross kidnapped to retrieve a sex tape of O'Neal and a mistress. Ross’s suit also accuses O’Neal of having directed him to murder several people, including a former mistress.

(Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Written by Kenrya Rankin


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