The legendary two-sport star Bo Jackson has won a whopping $21 million in an extortion case against his own family.
According to reports, Bo was awarded $21 million sum after an extortion attempt coordinated by his niece and nephew.
As part of the decision that was handed down on Feb. 2 in Cobb County, Georgia, a permanent protective order bars Thomas Lee Anderson and his sister, Erica M. Anderson Ross, from further contacting Jackson and his immediate family members.
Jackson, 61, previously accused the two of “relentless harassment and intimidation” in attempting to extort around $20 million, AL.com reports.
According to Jackson, the harassment began in 2022.
The lawsuit that was filed in Georgia claims Jackson was threatened via social media posts and direct messages that portrayed him in a “false light” and caused him severe emotional distress, according to WSBTV in Atlanta.
Jackson alleged that the two asked for $20 million, or the harassment would continue.
WSBTV also reported the Andersons threatened to appear at spots near Jackson’s home in an effort to continue their intimidation.
“Unfortunately for those attempting to extort $20 million dollars from Jackson and his family, Bo still hits back hard,” Jackson’s attorneys, David Conley and Robert Ingram, said Monday in a news release.
As part of the protective order, the Andersons are required to remain at least 500 yards from Jackson and his immediate family.
Bo Jackson is now a free man after winning the $21 million extortion lawsuit against his own family. His family wanted to rip him off but the laws made sure that never happened.