Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Did Shaquille O'Neal Learn Hacking at Basketball School, Too?

A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Shaquille O'Neal in which it's alleged that the NBA baller hacked into the employee's voicemail, destroyed evidence and attempted to frame the employee by planting child pornography on his computer.

According to the folks over at RadarOnline, Shawn Darling, who worked as Shaq's "personal IT guy" from 2007 to 2009, filed the suit for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and civil R.I.C.O. (a racketeering charge) on August 3, in Miami-Dade County, Fla.
Here are some of the explosive allegations:
Shaq hacked into the voicemails and phone systems of Darling and Vanessa Lopez, a mistress who is currently suing O'Neal. He deleted Lopez's messages and changed her password.
O'Neal used his law enforcement contacts, both active and retired, to obtain restricted information about one of his mistresses, Alexis Miller, while he was involved in a legal battle with her.
Shaq threw a personal computer holding much of this evidence in the lake behind his home.
Shaq conspired with active law enforcement as well as ex-members of law enforcement to frame Darling for a criminal offense and destroy any evidence that Darling might have against O'Neal.
Darling says there is proof in the form of emails, text messages and photos that Shaq had multiple affairs while married and tried to keep that information from going public.
Shawn shared e-mail addresses with Shaq and learned that the baller was jumping off with Vanessa Lopez, who he supposedly got pregnant. (Shaq's wife eventually filed for divorce.) Shawn reached out to Vanessa and she told him that she thought that Shaq was trying to break into her voicemail, deleting messages and changing her passwords. In the lawsuit, Shawn says he found proof that Shaq was breaking into Vanessa's phone system and told her about it. Through e-mails, Shawn also learned that Shaq was out to put him “in jail."


Sidebar: Let's see a show of hands: How many of you believe Shaq knows how to hack into anyone's phone or voicemail?

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