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Shaq Sued for Harassment - 'Shut Dat Bitch Up!'

1/13/2010 1:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Vanessa Lopez has filed her harassment lawsuit against Shaquille O'Neal in Florida, in which she claims a menacing O'Neal sent a text message to a friend, saying, "dis is da numba shut dat bitch up!"

Shaquille O'Neal and Vanessa Lopez Lawsuit

In the lawsuit, Lopez -- who claims to have been in a five-year relationship with Shaq -- says it went sour after Lopez missed her period and Shaq allegedly reacted by accusing her of sleeping with another guy.

Lopez says she ended the relationship, but then Shaq's large family -- and we're talkin' height -- got involved, making her fear for her safety. Lopez claims Shaq's 6'6" and 6'8" sisters made verbal and physical threats against her.

Lopez claims she was especially fearful of Shaq because "O'Neal is a large, powerful, wealthy man and a professional athlete" who has law enforcement connections and the right to bear arms.

And, Lopez claims, Shaq hacked into her voice mail and text messages, using sophisticated software.

As we first reported, Lopez has had run-ins with three other NBA boyfriends.

Lopez, who is repped by Gloria Allred, is suing for unspecified damages.

Story developing...

42 COMMENTS

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16.

Nameless    

Honestly who cares about any of these people. He wanted booty and she wanted cash. The only reason this mess came light as news is because one finally decided to stop giving the other what they want.

Stupid waste of the legal system...

1689 days ago
17.

tik    

Ewwhhh, I hate gold DiGGERS. Doesn't get it on 1, 2, but succeeds on 3. Teach this gal a lesson Shaq, use whatever legal means to bring the truth out. Now she's after the family too, cannot get one try to bring them all down and be part of the kingdom. They worked, get yourself a job lady.

1689 days ago
18.

what an idiot    

TO #2,4, &8..... WHY DO ALL YOU SO-CALLED WOMEN EXPERTS BLAME MEN? THIS WHORE HAS BEEN ALL AROUND THE NBA LOOKING FOR $$$$. G. ALLRED IS AN ATTENTION, PAPPARAZZI MEDIA WHORE.... NOT ONE OF HER CASES HAS BEEN WON.....I AGREE WITH #12 AND #14.... WHEN ARE WE GOING TO STOP GIVING THIS BITCH AND HER "CLIENTS" ANY ATTENTION?

1689 days ago
19.

BobsBlitz.com    

After all his missed free throws - you'd think he'd be a little less menacing about one missed period.

http://njfrogman.blogspot.com/2010/01/shaq-dis-is-da-numba-shut-dat-bitch-up.html

1689 days ago
20.

LH    

No sympathy for the ballers from me. Pleasure is a 2-way street. There is the Taker; and there is the Giver. Next time any of you guys want to be "pleasured", Stop! it could cost you big $$$ for turning someone's daughter, sister, or lawyer's client into a whore.

Gloria Allred is a member of the California State Bar in good standing. She has the credentials to earn her living turning pocketbooks inside out. Shake it, Shaq.

1689 days ago
21.

tizerri    

She claims to have had a 'five year relationship' with Shaq, yet had issues with two other NBA players in 2006 and 2007. That says it all to me.

1689 days ago
22.

Tracy    

Delonte West is Sexy!

1689 days ago
23.

meg    

SPEAK ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1689 days ago
24.

tiv    

I agree with # 18 I sure hope Shaq dosnt fall for this black mail looks like he isnt cause they had there 5 min little presser and it didnt work Sorry Gloria eat this one too not getting a penny!!

1689 days ago
25.

Gorilla    

Shaq Fu rapped about having a vasectomy in his infamous "Kobe, how my ass taste?" freestyle.

If Shaq truly has been snipped, he was right to tell this gold-digging bitch to go find the father when she told Shaq that she was pregnant.

1689 days ago
26.

PK    

I hope his sisters do get a hold of this gold diggin' bitch!! Tear her up girls!!! And when you're done, tell the skank to get a real job and stop livin' out of other peoples' pockets!

1689 days ago
27.

Cheryl    

This is just another dizzy B****H trying to get paid! Ok any man who is cheating on his wife needs to be out-ed but don’t be trying to get paid when you knew what role you were suppose to play. These chicks are making me SICK and I’m so tired of these dumb jocks getting caught up.

1689 days ago
28.

Leslie    

I wish TMZ would stop reporting this type of crap. It is no secret to anyone that NBA ballers all step out on their wives. C'mon Harvey, seriously, do you think we really care that an overpaid NBA star cheated on his wife and now is in hot water for it? We all know why his amazon family members came to his aid.....not for the love of Shaq, it's all about the benjamins. Lastly, this girl is just one of many NBA groupies who open their legs to married men. Who cares!

1689 days ago
29.

FOR REAL    

DO THEY STILL HAVE THAT WHITE VD VAN RUNNING BECAUSE SHAQ,TIGER KOBE ETC. ALL NEED TO GET CHECK FAST.

1689 days ago
30.

DEE DUB    

On any given day one of these fools are going to end up with one that is going to make it fall off.

1689 days ago
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