According to Shaq’s representatives, the lawsuit brought against him by former employee Shawn Darling is nothing more than a “complete and utter fabrication.” (Boston Herald)
In a lengthy statement released by his representatives yesterday, O’Neal called Darling “an ex-con” with a lengthy record. He portrayed the suit as a brazen cash-grab by a man who previously tried to extort him for $12 million by threatening to expose O’Neal’s personal communications and e-mails.
“Mr. O’Neal has made it crystal clear that he will never respond to these outrageous tactics,” Shaq’s representatives said in a statement. “As a result, Darling filed a lawsuit which seeks only to embarrass, harass and extract money from Mr. O’Neal.”
O’Neal’s attorney Benjamine Reid called the claims in the suit a “complete and utter fabrication.”
These are the times I’m happy I’m not rich. It would be nice to have more than sixty dollars to my name (yes, I’m THAT broke), but at least I don’t have money-grubbing ex-cons calling me a computer hacker and saying I tossed an iMac into a lake. Nobody wants to embarrass, harass and extract money from an unemployed blogger with no source of income. For that, I can be thankful. But for the love of God, will someone please advertise on the site so I can at least afford to eat next month?