Robert Ross is suing Shaquille O'Neal for allegedly masterminding a plot to kidnap him over a sex tape Ross supposedly possessed that depicted the former NBA star and a mistress. It's a complicated case and you can read more about it HERE.
Now, in new court documents obtained by TMZ, Ross includes even more damning accusations against Shaq: he says O'Neal hired him to murder multiple people, including a gang member, a record producer, and a woman Shaq knocked up.
Ross is a former gang member and acquaintance of O'Neal's, who had falling out with the athlete over a record deal. The lawsuit reads:
"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."According to Ross, O'Neal also issued "an order to kill a woman whom [he]had impregnated and paid for her abortion" and "an order to kill a renown record producer, as well as "an order to break an NBA player's shooting arm."
A lawyer for Shaq, who was hired this week as an analyst by TNT, has replied to these charges:
"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.
"Shaquille's commitment to law enforcement is well-known and documented. He will not dignify these defamanatory allegations with a response."