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Lawsuit: Shaq Told Me to KILL People

7/15/2011 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shaquille O'Neal "requested and directed" his former friend to kill several people -- including a gang member, a record producer, and a woman he impregnated ... those are the shocking allegations in a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ. 

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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."

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64 COMMENTS

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1.

moises    

shaq would never do that they just want his money

1195 days ago
2.

Donovan    

the LA Times scooped you.

1195 days ago
3.

stan    

Let me see the evidence before we convict

1195 days ago
4.

Hammer    

Was never a Shaq fan. He's just a 7ft clown and the NBA taught him how to play ball

1195 days ago
5.

Will E    

Can we say THE RACIST BLACK WORD NOW? N PLEASE???

1195 days ago
6.

natasha    

so this is what i had to refresh for. gotcha. pretty big story

1195 days ago
7.

Will E    

Not about Shaq but the extortionist.

1195 days ago
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Cujeaux    

I wish Shaq would put a hit on Jennifer Lopez.

1195 days ago
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writenow    

1195 days ago
10.

kp    

another high income gang banger

1195 days ago
11.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

So now Shaq is a criminal mastermind? I don´t think so.

1195 days ago
12.

weird al yankovich    

This dag economy is making brothers do anything to get some money
people are acting mad weird lately for real

Peace

WEIRD

1195 days ago
13.

Will E    

Oh and for all you DOUCHEBAGS that will jump on this like it's true. STUPID STUPID STUPID. JUST LIKE HARVEY S RESPECT FOR FREELOADER RAGOSA. STUPID.....

1195 days ago
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suspicious    

Defamanatory?

1195 days ago
15.

JoeFrancis    

Mo money, mo problems.

1195 days ago
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