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Shaq fires back, says computer hacker lawsuit claims a "complete and utter fabrication"

Sep 16, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Shaq_Boston.jpgThe charges were salacious — that Shaquille O’Neal hack a former employee’s computer, planted child porn and was generally a big bully.

Shaq says they are also crap.

Well, not Shaq directly, but his people. They released a lengthy statement yesterday, which was summarized in the Boston Herald.

O’Neal called Darling “an ex-con” with a lengthy record. He portrayed the suit as a brazen cash-grab by a man who previously tried to extort him for $12 million by threatening to expose O’Neal’s personal communications and e-mails.

“Mr. O’Neal has made it crystal clear that he will never respond to these outrageous tactics,” Shaq’s representatives said in a statement. “As a result, Darling filed a lawsuit which seeks only to embarrass, harass and extract money from Mr. O’Neal.”

O’Neal’s attorney Benjamine Reid called the claims in the suit a “complete and utter fabrication.”

We have no idea what the truth is here. That’s why a judge gets paid the big bucks. Well, that or a jury gets paid nothing to hear this crap. Either way, it’s not our job today.

  1. JoeSixPack - Sep 16, 2010 at 11:31 PM

    Um – Hi… ProBasketballTalk?
    Just a regular guy here.
    Can you guys maybe help track down a journalist who can pick up the phone and try to find out if this guy Shawn Darling really is an ex con?
    That’s a little nugget of information that might be nice to have in judging his credibility.
    Eh, forget it. What do I know? I’m just a regular guy.

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