Shaq being sued for Computer hacking, destroying evidence

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Postby Basketball Fan on Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:12 pm

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Shaquille O'Neal's Ex-Con Former Employee To Testify Against Him In Lawsuit Filed By His Mistress

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The legal team of Shaquille O'Neal's former mistress, Vanessa Lopez, will be deposing the ex-NBA star's one-time employee, Shawn Darling, who is expected to assert that the legendary NBA superstar ordered him to spy on Lopez, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

But complicating the matter, Darling is a convicted felon with a lengthy criminal record -- an ex-convict who has been arrested or charged in more than 15 criminal cases in the Midwest. Among them, in 1999, Darling was sentenced to 32 months in a federal prison in Wisconsin for bank fraud and misuse of Social Security numbers.

EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS: Vanessa Lopez’s Lawyers To Depose Shaq’s Ex-Con Former Employee

As we previously reported, Lopez filed a lawsuit against O'Neal in Orange County, Florida.

Lopez claims Shaq started harassing her shortly after she told him she thought she was pregnant. She says the former NBA center initially accused her of sleeping with someone else and when she broke off their relationship she claims the threats began.

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Shaq tried to get the lawsuit dismissed, but his motion was denied.

In court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Darling's deposition will take place on January 15, and it’s expected to last for the entire day.

Darling was hired by Shaq in 2007 to work on various family projects until 2009, and the two men are now suing each other.

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Shaq's camp contends that Darling is a disgruntled former employee and alleges that he tried to extort $12 million payment from the NBA star.

"Shawn Darling, a computer consultant engaged by basketball star Shaquille O’Neal to install and service a home theater and then service personal computer equipment, copied without permission thousands of emails and communications from Mr. O’Neal. Darling, an ex-convict with a long criminal record that he failed to disclose and hid from Mr. O’Neal, has demanded $12 million in exchange for not releasing Mr. O’Neal’s personal and confidential emails and communications. When Mr. O’Neal refused to be extorted, Darling filed a lawsuit claiming “invasion of privacy and emotional distress," Shaq's attorney Benjamine Reid previously said in a statement.

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Lopez’s multi-count lawsuit against Shaq was filed in Miami Dade County in 2010, and it accuses O'Neal of racketeering, invasion of privacy, and intentional inflection of emotional distress. Darling's testimony during his deposition will be crucial to Vanessa's case because he alleged in his lawsuit against his former boss that he "has knowledge that O'Neal did access Vanessa Lopez's phone by bypassing the secuity system for the account and that O'Neal erased messages and changed Lopez's password...O'Neal knows that Darling not only has knowledge of his bad acts that might be used against him in litigation, but O'Neal also knows that Darling has evidence that shows he cheated on his former wife with many more people that just Vanessa Lopez."

Lopez's famed attorneys, Gloria Allred & Nathan Goldberg, have filed a motion asking that the trial be televised.

The trial has been set for March 25, 2013. It's expected that both O'Neal and Lopez will testify. A pretrial conference is scheduled for March 18, 2013.
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Re: Shaq being sued for Computer hacking, destroying evidence

Postby khmrP on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:33 am

Shaq is truly old school with his computer hacking ways :man10:
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Re: Shaq being sued for Computer hacking, destroying evidence

Postby Basketball Fan on Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:22 pm

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Game On! Shaquille O’Neal Gets ‘Protective Order’ Against Ex-Mistress Vanessa Lopez
Posted on Apr 1, 2013 @ 3:26AM | By Radar Staff

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The explosive lawsuit Shaquille O’Neal‘s ex-mistress, Vanessa Lopez, has going against the former NBA great, just got a whole lot nastier.

O’Neal obtained a protective order against Lopez on March 20, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

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According to a court document obtained exclusively by Radar — an Order On Defendant’s Emergency Motion For Protective Order Or In The Alternative Temporary Injunction — the judge ruled “Defendant’s motion for protective order is hereby GRANTED.

“The parties are prohibited from disclosing the deposition transcripts in this matter, until further hearing and order of this court.

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“Vanessa’s deposition is explosive,” a source close to the case tells us exclusively as to why Shaq’s legal team went for the protective order.

As Radar also exclusively reported, in January, Lopez filed a request to add punitive damages to her lawsuit, which accuses O’Neal of racketeering, invasion of privacy, and intentional inflection of emotional distress.

Lopez claims that the alleged harassment began when she told Shaq she thought she was pregnant and then broke off the relationship after he accused her of having sex with other men.

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The marathon litigation has been going on since 2010.

“Vanessa is going to stand up for herself and her rights. She is not scared,” the source adds. “Vanessa wants the truth to come out. Her deposition reveals very intimate disturbing things Shaq like to do. The world would be shocked!”
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Re: Shaq being sued for Computer hacking, destroying evidence

Postby Basketball Fan on Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:04 pm

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Gloria Allred Dumps Shaquille O’Neal’s Mistress As Client, Citing Fraud: Read The Court Docs

Legal ace Gloria Allred has formally withdrawn as the lawyer for Shaquille O’Neal‘s former mistress, Vanessa Lopez, in her bombshell lawsuit against the NBA superstar, citing fraud in court documents obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com.

Lopez’s multi-count lawsuit against Shaq was filed in Miami Dade County in 2010, and it accuses O’Neal of racketeering, invasion of privacy, and intentional inflection of emotional distress.

EXCLUSIVE COURT DOCS: Gloria Allred Dumps Vanessa Lopez As A Client In Shaq Lawsuit

Shaq’s former gal pal alleged that he started harassing her shortly after she told him she thought she was pregnant. She says the former NBA center initially accused her of sleeping with someone else, and when she broke off their relationship, she claims the threats began.

Allred formally filed a motion withdraw as Lopez’s counsel and cited Florida Rules of Judicial Administration and Florida Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, as the reason for the request.


According to the court documents, “Despite engaging in all reasonable, diligent and exhaustive effort on behalf of the client, counsel must withdraw as continued representation will likely result in one or more ethical violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct or Law as more particularly set forth in sub parts (a)(1)4) and (5) of the referenced Rule.”

The rule Allred cites in the motion states, “when a lawyer must decline or terminate representation, the representation will result in violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct or law, the client persists in a course of action involving the lawyer’s services that the lawyer reasonably believes is criminal or fraudulent, unless the client agrees to disclose and rectify the crime and or fraud, or the client has used the lawyer’s services to perpetrate as a crime or fraud, unless the client agrees to disclose and rectify the crime or fraud.”

The Florida lawyers that also been representing Lopez were included in the motion to withdraw their services as well.

The circuit judge formally signed off on the motion and ordered Lopez to retain new lawyers.

Allred didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.
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Re: Shaq being sued for Computer hacking, destroying evidence

Postby Basketball Fan on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:41 pm

Shaq's Alleged Mistress Destroyed by Judge


HUGE legal victory for Shaq -- the lawsuit filed by an alleged ex-mistress who claimed the NBA star harassed her following their break-up has been dismissed ... because the judge says she's a dirty LIAR.

As we reported, Vanessa Lopez filed her lawsuit against Shaq back in 2010 claiming she was his mistress for 5 years ... and once she broke up with him, he launched a campaign to harass her and make her fear for her safety.

But the Florida judge just lowered the legal boom on Lopez in his ruling -- claiming the court CAUGHT HER in several lies ... proving it's impossible to believe anything that comes out of her mouth.

"[Lopez] lied often. She lied about facts important to the defense, and she demonstrated an utter disrespect for the system of justice," the judge stated.

Among Lopez's lies -- the judge says Vanessa claimed she "did not know of" any previous restraining orders that had been issued against her ... when there were official records showing she was hit with one stemming from a case involving an ex-boyfriend.

The judge says there's also proof she lied about her legal history with NBA star Kenyon Martin ... who had accused her of stealing his credit card and running up charges.

And there's this ... Vanessa's lawyers completely deserted her almost immediately following her deposition earlier this year ... a huge red flag.

Lopez's lawsuit was dismissed on the basis of fraud on the court -- with prejudice, meaning she can't refile.

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