The plot thickens … This Robert Ross character who we previously told you tried selling Shaunie O’Neal sex tapes of Shaq making it with other women while they were married has filed a lawsuit against Shaquille claiming his “former friend” ordered him to kill three people, including a woman who Shaq knocked up then paid to have an abortion. He also says Shaq had him kidnapped but released him in exchange for the sex tape. According to TMZ reports : Shaq’s former pal Robert Ross — an ex-gang member — is suing O’Neal for allegedly masterminding a plot to have him kidnapped by other gang members back in 2008. In the documents, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Ross claims O’Neal organized and funded a series of murders and brutal attacks on people who did him wrong. In the suit, Ross alleges, “For many years O’Neal requested and directed [Ross] to perform many personal favors and directed him to perform various tasks including, but not limited to: ordering [Ross] to kill a member of the Downtown Gangster Crips who had disrespected O’Neal in front of his wife Shaunie.” O’Neal is also accused of issuing “an order to kill a woman whom O’Neal had impregnated and paid for her abortion” and “an order to kill a renown record producer.” Ross also alleges that O’Neal issued “an order to break an NBA player’s shooting arm.” Ross — who never says whether the alleged hits were carried out — is suing for unspecified damages. Shaq’s lawyer, Michael J. Kump, tells TMZ … “The outlandish claims by Robert Ross in his civil complaint are pure fiction. Shaquille O’Neal befriended Mr. Ross in an attempt to help turn his life around. Sadly, Mr. Ross abused that friendship again and again. Kump adds, “Shaquille’s commitment to law enforcement is well-known and documented. He will not dignify these defamanatory allegations with a response.” As we’ve said before, it all sounds hard to believe — but now we gotta wonder if “Shaq’s commitment to law enforcement” might have just been a good way to keep his a*s covered. After all those shady LAPD Ramparts officers had a “commitment to law enforcement” too… SMH! You’ve got to look at the documents below — in addition to his claim that Shaq asked him to break the shooting arm of another NBA player, there is even an allegation that an affair with Shaunie is what soured the relationship between Ross and O’Neal!!!! Talk about drama.
Paris Hilton’s younger brother Barron just got shellacked in court, with a judge ordering him to pay nearly $5 million for hitting a guy with his car. Barron Hilton was sued by Fernando Tellez, who was working at a gas station on Pacific Coast Highway when Barron, then 18, rolled up in 2008. Hilton was drunk. And allegedly hit Tellez with his Mercedes. Tellez’s attorney claims he suffered “permanent disability” and has been forced to “undergo multiple surgeries and medical procedures” since. Barron Hilton was arrested on suspicion of DUI at 8:30 a.m. (!!) that day after blowing a .14. Paris’ bro later pleaded no contest to the charge. Now, an L.A. County Superior Court jury has ordered Hilton to fork over $4.9 million in damages, which he disputes, saying he never hit Tellez. “We disagree with the jury. Barron did not strike the attendant ,” says a Hilton source. “Barron knows he did wrong. It happened 3 years ago.” “He’s been incredibly responsible ever since.”
Buzz Aldrin, 81, and his third wife, Lois Driggs Cannon, have been married for 23 years. The couple tied the knot on Valentine#39;s Day, 1988. They have no children together. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon who gained new fame as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, has filed for divorce. He cites “irreconcilable difference” in his divorce petition filed in L.A. County Superior Court on Wednesday. According to the papers, the couple separated on Tuesday. Aldrin competed on
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