BSO can exclusively report that Masin Elije has filed a civil lawsuit against Dwight Howard. Last year, Elije in a series of tweets and Instagram posts accused Dwight Howard and his Pastor Calvin Simmons of sexually harassing, threatening and manipulated him.
The reason that Elije claimed this happened was that he and Howard were in a relationship when he found that Howard had cheated on him with a Transgender woman.
Howard has never publicly spoken on the accusation and has been out the entire season with a glute injury. The last we heard from Howard he had stated that he hoped to return and lead the Wizards to a title (obviously neither of those are happening).
Here are some of the previous quotes from Elije on what went wrong with his alleged relationship with Dwight Howard.
Elije and Howard met at a Wild n’ Out party, and that Howard DMed Elije a week later. Elije then told Howard to contact him on his “finsta”, a Fake Instagram account he used to make sure that their information wouldn’t leak. Elije wrote that things “escalated quickly” between the two of them, that they exchanged nude pictures, and that they began talking every night on Instagram chat.
Elije also appears to be accusing Howard of sleeping with someone else, more specifically a transgender woman whose picture Elije shared later on in his thread. Elije wrote, “I thought my good sis was a prostitute but as my friend took a deeper look into her page, she actually host TRANSGENDER SEX PARTIES that Dwight Howard (allegedly) often attends, so YES, I lost every bit of my mind.”
Elije has also accused Howard’s pastor of threatening and harassing him as a result of their history. Once Elije confronted Howard for his relationship with the transgender woman, he claims he began to receive threats, both from Howard and from Calvin. Calvin Simmons is Howard’s longtime pastor, and has been a minister to hundreds of professional athletes throughout his lifetime.
Elije tweeted of Howard’s threats, “My relationship with Dwight pretty much was over in my eyes, especially after he threatened to ‘beat the sh*t out of me’ of course I’m mouthy and threatened him back and said harsh things.”
Elije further claimed that he was offered “hush money” for signing an NDA, but he refused to sign it. He wrote, “Calvin and Dwight’s camp begun to tell me things like ‘we know where you’re at’ ‘we are watching you’ ‘we saw what building you came out of’ and even went as deep to telling me ‘You gon find a new residence.’”
Everything went quiet after that and people moved on from the story.
Fast forward to last month, and Masin Elije has filed a lawsuit in Gwinnett County (a suburb of Atlanta, GA) against Dwight Howard.
The details of the lawsuit are unknown, but it is a civil lawsuit, so it is monetary. Elije confirmed to BSO that a lawsuit has been filed but can’t speak on an ongoing case, attempts to reach Dwight Howard were unsuccessful.
Howard recently got engaged to 21-year-old basketball player Te’a Cooper.
Dwight Howard has released a statement denying all the accusations. He goes on to say that he has never met Elije and that it is just a money grab. Howard plans to countersue.
Flip the page for the court document of the filed lawsuit, video of Elije explaining what happened with his relationship and why he feels threatened by Dwight Howard. There are also screenshots of some of the tweets that started everything.