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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. 


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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Boba Lola    

u can take the person out of the ghetto but u can't take the...

1159 days ago


I hate this POS.

1159 days ago

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

I wouldn't doubt the bro's story one bit, everyone knows you can't take the ghetto out of the ghettoman no matter how much money you throw their way.

1159 days ago


This is why you drop the losers when you start making a name for yourself. He could not cry rape, so he's invented another way to try to get money from Shaq. You need to cut the losers out of your life.

1158 days ago

Ron Paul    

I wouldn't be surprised if it was all true.

1158 days ago


Shaq and mastermind should never be used in the same sentence

1158 days ago


a snitchin gangmember wow what is going on in the world......

1158 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

well, unless they were homosexual males, it doesn't really matter.... who cares? the judge sure won't.

1158 days ago


I smell Shaq's ex-wife all over this stupid law suit...LOL! Shaq's ex wife wants to see him fall and ruined. Trying to get back at him for all the cheating he did:) I hate to say this but most women are bitches!:)

1158 days ago

Money is the Devil    

Not a hater or a fan of Shaq but I've read a lot articles about Shaunie, Karrine Steffans, Govan and hoopz. He seems to have an affect on their lives. In which he seems kind of wicked. If you've took time to comment then you should investigate. He just scares me.

1158 days ago


Let, use journalistic skills, and wwwhw, skills! We, form lines around everyones business, yeah it is best to judge and hear by truth and judge by away, we would want to be judged for our own iniquities, just imagine, what, now being a journalist not being real!

I am in support of Shaq,

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1158 days ago


Shaq why they hating? When peopler see a prfessioal rich blackman they hate.......I know sha would'nt do this crazy stuff he accused of..that man wants a get rich easy card..........lol shaunie i love u diva.....no homo

1158 days ago


Well when you become an icon with money and power..hmm u people think this story can be far fetch? wow is all I can say!

1158 days ago


His new Nickname.....The Big 187!!

1156 days ago


Even if he's being 100% truthful, I still don't get how there's a law suit here.

1156 days ago
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