Shaq Accused of Hacking Into Computer to Frame Suspect on Child Porn Charges
Shaq might be nearing the end of his career, but basketball's notorious Hack-a-Shaq strategy took on a new meaning yesterday as the Hub's newest hoop homeboy slammed a lawsuit filed against him that claims he hacked into a computer and tried to frame a former employee for possessing child porn. The sordid civil suit against Shaquille O'Neal, the Celtics' new No. 36, accuses him of "intentional infliction of emotional distress" upon Shawn Darling, a former employee of the NBA standout.
The 15-page complaint, filed in a Miami court last month, pelts all manner of allegations at the former MVP and portrays him as a serial philanderer and bully. Among the charges:
--Shaq dumped his iMac computer in a lake behind his house to destroy evidence in a restraining order case filed by a former galpal. --Shaq broke into the voice mail of yet another mistress in order to erase messages and change her password. --He hacked into Darling's voice mail. --Using his many law enforcement connections, Shaq tried to frame Darling for multiple crimes and blamed the former employee for the breakup of his marriage.
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."
Reid also accused Darling of copying personal information from Shaq's computer without his permission
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