I am a man of logic.
You have heard the phrase “Preponderance of Evidence” before correct? In general it is used in civil cases and means that you don’t have to have a smoking gun as long as you have enough evidence to make a reasonable person think whatever you are accusing the defendant of is true.
There have been a lot of evidence about Shaq’s goonish ways for awhile, so it is becoming harder to believe none of it is true. Here is the latest.
Shawn Darling, who originally filed a lawsuit against O’Neal in 2010, has filed an amended complaint alleging that O’Neal inflicted “emotional distress and invasion of privacy” against him.
In the shocking lawsuit, Darling alleges O’Neal began worrying that his wife, Shaunie, was meeting with Shaq’s alleged mistress Vanessa Lopez, so he began spying on her using advanced tracking systems.
“On September 25, 2009 O’Neal purchased an Ultimate Bluetooth Mobile Phone Spy, and an Ultimate People Finder Software system,” the lawsuit states.
“On September 29, 2009 nervous that Vanessa Lopez had made good on her threat to meet with his wife, O’Neal had his henchmen, Derrick Mallet, check with ‘Guidepoint,’ to find out where his wife had been,” the documents allege.
Another shocking claim in the lawsuit is that the basketball star used government officials, including police officers, retired police officers and state attorneys to help him deal with his mistress and ultimately to plant evidence on his ex-friend, Darling.
“Miami Beach Police Sergeant Jorge Alessandri responded to O’Neal that he got O’Neal’s e-mails and that he will go over the information contained in them with a friend at the Miami-Dade State Attorney office,” the lawsuit says.
“O’Neal along with Miami Beach Police Internal Affairs Unit, Sergeant Jorge Alessandri, Joe Wise, Donald Deluca, Jesus Pena, Timothy Devine, Justin Zormello, Robert Lara, Derrick Mallett, Joe Cavalerro, Jerome Crawfor, Mike Parris, and unnamed other persons embarked upon a mission to discredit, destroy, and ruin Darling in order to make sure that the proof that Darling had of O’Neals numerous acts would never see the light of day.”
Darling claims that O’Neal carried on “an improper affair with reporter Allison Samuels of Newsweek magazine. If the affair came to light, O’Neal knew his mother would be furious. O’Neal believed that by harming Darling, the proof of his improper relationship with Samuels would never come to light.”
Was Shaq a basketball player or an agent for S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Good news for Shaq, similar to Charles Barkley because he is engaging in public and generally liked no one really pays these lawsuits and accusations much attention.
But if you really think about if even half of it is true, Shaq is a pretty jack up human being, but until that smoking gun comes out they will only be allegations.