Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Lebron James’ Alleged Father
Lebron James’ mother has already been rumored to be a “rolling stone”, which is why it came as no surprise last year when a man by the name of Leicester Bryce Stovell came forward demanding a paternity test, claiming he was LeBron’s father. According to Stovell, he had unprotected sex with Lebron James’ mother, after meeting at a bar in the D.C. area back in 1984. At the time he was 29, and Gloria was only 15.
He claimed that Gloria James went back to Ohio after the hook-up, but returned several months later to inform him she was pregnant. Stovell, a lawyer and Princeton graduate, claimed that, that was the last time he saw her for more than 20 years.
Gloria and Lebron’s denied his accusations, but yet Stovell was still granted a paternity test which later came back negative. After his story didn’t check out, many presumed Stovel to be a greedy man that possibly did have a sexual encounter with Lebron James’ mother but was simply trying to cash in, on a ” bounced check” some twenty years later.
However, despite the paternity test results, Stovell went on to sue Lebron James and his mother, seeking $4million from them both, for fraud, defamation and misrepresentation because he believed they tampered with the DNA evidence.
Fortunately for Lebron and his mother, this bizarre fiasco has finally come to an end, as U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has dismissed all 8 claims in Stovell’s lawsuit.
Stovell “fails to allege any facts to explain how they allegedly falsified the results,” she wrote. Nor, she said, did he demonstrate how any such fraud had cheated him out of money: “Apparently Stovell believes that companies are willing to pay him for being the father of LeBron James.”
Stovell told TMZ he still thinks there is “a likelihood” he’s LeBron’s biological father … and he wants to retake a DNA test.
He also says he will be seeking options to appeal the dismissal.