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Wife: Shaq Tried Using Son for Death Threats

4/18/2010 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shaquille O'Neal's estranged wife claims the basketball star recently ordered their son to deliver death threats to her new boyfriend ... this according to documents obtained by TMZ.

Wife: Shaq Tried Using Son for Death Threats
Shaunie O'Neal's lawyers just fired off a letter to Shaq's people, claiming the bball star "interrogated" the couple's children to tell him everything they knew about her new man ... "to the point that they felt intimidated and scared of him."

Shaunie also claims Shaq told their 6-year-old son to tell her boyfriend that Shaq "is going to kill him" -- and that Shaq even screamed at the kid and said, "Say it now! My daddy is going to kill you!"

Shaunie's lawyers are demanding Shaq halt "further inappropriate discussions" with their children -- which is an alleged violation of the non-disparagement provision of their divorce judgment.

TMZ asked Shaq's attorney for a comment, but he hasn't gotten back to us.

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16.

Q    

Any sponsor that still considers to use this monster of a husband and father should be boycotted---enough of the image of the "the mean big guy is a nice guy afterall"....



He is a monster. He took up the cause that Jordan, Barkley, Kobe and Tiger created for the BB and Sports culture and took it to new depths of lowness. An absolute certified HO chaser right up there with street sex Barkley. Sponsors will flee this Ape once the details continue to come out about his current and past exploits, and anyone who buys their stuff is an idiot. Ben Stein you look foolish now in the Comcast commercial with him. Get away from this image quick or forever be linked to it.

1647 days ago
17.

TorenForbes    

SHAQ, for the LUV OF GAWD...your career has been going down-hill even prior to marital issues (maybe contributing? ya know when yer runnin amok and not livin right....) BACK AWAY...put down-da-pipe and back away...terrorizing yer baby? WHAT A BALL-LESS WAY to address things... get a grip....move on...you had a thang X-however many on side...save face...act right, do whats right by those who didnt ask/are hurting&confused by the situation most....your children. BE THE BETTER MAN if she isnt.

1647 days ago
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1647 days ago
19.

ASHLEY    

YEAH HE CHEATED



BUT HE CHEATED TOO



HE OBVIOUSLY STILL LOVES HER AND WITH ANY RELATIONSHIP AND YOU LOVED/LOVE THE PERSON YOU WANT TO KNOW WHATS GOING ON HOWEVER



I DONT NOT BELIEVE SHAQ SAID ALL THAT IF HE DID THEN WHATEVER HE DIDNT MEAN IT BECAUSE IT WAS A FIGURE OF SPEECH COME ON



I TOLD PEOPLE IM GONNA KILL YOU BUT DIDNT MEAN IT



HE IS JUST UPSET



HIS WIFE IS A MONEY HUNGARY WOMAN WHO JUST WANTS TO SUE HIM FOR STUPID STUFF



SHE IS JUST UPSET BECAUSE SHAQ WILL NOT LET HER BASH HIM ON T.V



SHE IS ONLY A BASKETBALL WIFE NOTHING MORE



WE SHOULDNT EVEN WATCH THE SHOW AND LET IT GET CANCELED BECAUSE THEY ARE NO ONE IMPORTANT

1647 days ago
20.

nichole    

lol to be honest i think my son father would be the same way he wouldn't say kill but something on those lines that the type of person he is he is protective...he is a man crazy, but a good man.

1647 days ago
21.

karen1459    

She makes this claim after his lawyer tells he nothing bad is to be said about him on her show. Let's hear his side.

1647 days ago
22.

Throwback kid    

Like a lot of athletes, I think Shaq is a decent person but a very bad husband. He will be there to help sick kids and people who are less fortunate but will also cheat on his wife which of course tears the marriage apart.

1647 days ago
23.

whateverpeeps    

Oh how typical.



Big man Shaq decided that because he can shoot hoops, he is suddenly so important and special that unlike the rest of humanity, he's above the promises he made to Shaunie, and above the sanctity of marriage. He couldn't stop himself from f***ing everything that walked by with breasts.



HOWEVER, his wife who has put up with his bull, and has decided to try to find someone else is not allowed to, because it upsets him.



So he wants to continue f***ing ho's, but his wife is not allowed to date even after their marriage ends. She has to live alone forever.



For real Shaq? You can't have your cake and eat it to. You picked your hoes, now live with them. Your wife has every right to date someone else, and because of your dumb a** who decided to make promises you can't keep, she and her new bf will be enjoying half of your money.



Guess you're not above us measly humans after all. Damn, justice is sweet.

1647 days ago
24.

sickofit    

What is wrong with the male athletes? I remember when you could not play any type of professional ball if you had questions about your moral integrity. There was a strict morals clause.
Colleges care more about their teams then their true purpose of education. Players can do anything they want to do, as long as they play well.

1647 days ago
25.

Guest    

If Shaq really did do such a thing, shame on him. Shaq, move on! There is nothing you can do.

1647 days ago
26.

doc    

so, angel20, your a lesbian, right?

1647 days ago
27.

Barb    

Obviously, only the family knows the truth. I do think Shaunie might be exaggerating the truth for her own purposes especially because she's not allowed to mention Shaq on "Basketball Wives". Saw that show once. I found her unlikeable. I do like Shaq, though. She's pulled the divorce garbage on him before to manipulate him. This time, he was actively playing when she took the kids to CA and filed for divorce...again. He's better off without her. I feel bad for the kids though. She's clearly using them to manipulate him. Where would Shaunie be if she was never with Shaq and didn't have kids with him? Def nowhere.

1647 days ago
28.

Jen    

I'm all for the wife, usually! But, Shaq is in the playoffs right now - leave the man alone to stomp on the Lakers in the coming weeks.

1647 days ago
29.

cece    

Shaq can't handle that Shanie has moved on.

1647 days ago
30.

Kimmy    

I usually take the wife's side, but she better not mess up his head right now! Cavs are in the playoffs!!!!!!!!! Gosh lady, give Shaq a break.

1647 days ago
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