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Shaquille O'Neal

Wins Huge Victory

In Sex Tape Case

8/9/2011 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shaquille O Neal Sextape
Shaquille O'Neal
indirectly won an enormous victory today ... after a judge threw out a case against 7 gang members who were accused of kidnapping a man in order to retrieve a sex tape of Shaq.

Robert Ross -- the alleged victim -- claimed he had a sex tape showing Shaq with multiple women at different times while he was still married to Shaunie O'Neal.

Ross claimed 7 gang members kidnapped him at the direction of Shaq and tried to beat him into submission so he would cough up the video.

Today in court -- in the middle of the preliminary hearing -- the D.A. shocked the courtroom, stating they no longer had confidence in Ross based on his testimony and his actions outside of court.

Lawyers for the 7 defendants asked the judge to immediately dismiss the case -- which is exactly what the judge did.

As for why the D.A. lost confidence in Ross, for starters, during his testimony in the prelim, he admitted he had lied about having a sex tape -- something Shaq had denied all along.

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25 COMMENTS

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1.

maria    

BUT OF COURSE ,WHO THINKS HE WILL END AT JAIL? MONEY TALKS IT IS HOLLYWOOD,IT IS SHAQUILLE ,IT IS BASKETBALL PLAYER THEY HAD MONEY AND FAME ,THEY HAD THE WORLD IN THEIR HANDS!IS WHAT I SAID "MONEY TALKS"

990 days ago
2.

Bubba Ganoosh    

Who the hell would want to see Shaq in a sex tape. I hope they filmed it in IMAX because thats the only way you're going to get it all on film.

990 days ago
3.

gutsygirl    

Warren Jeffs: Life plus twenty. Way to break it, TMZ.

990 days ago
4.

Georgie    

Right, if Shaq knew the tape didn't exist, why would he dispatch thugs to beat him?

990 days ago
5.

FunFlood    

Glad there was no sex tape, that's such a bogus route to fame. And it's not like Shaq isn't famous already.

Just another case of someone trying to take advantage of a famous person.

990 days ago
6.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

I don´t get it. Why would the dismissal of this case against 7 gang members mean anything to Shaq? The case was dismissed not because there was no tape but because the man who said he was attacked because of a tape couldn´t be believed. It was his claim of being attacked that was not credible, not his claim about a tape. This isn´t even an indirect victory for Shaq. Reall, TMZ staff should take classes in logic before they are allowed to post stories.

990 days ago
7.

Rob    

I bet, most of you chicken-hawks wouldn't trash talk Shaq if he were in the same room as you. Huh?

990 days ago
8.

Jackie    

OMG!!!...Another sex type from celeb idiots...whao!

990 days ago
9.

Bud    

And what was this tape titled, "Gorrilla in the miss" ? LOL

990 days ago
10.

curtis black    

"Robert Ross -- the alleged victim -- claimed he had a sex tape showing Shaq with multiple women at different times while he was still married to Shaunie O'Neal" so robert ross was married to shaq ?

990 days ago
11.

itzelshunt    

hes nothing great =_=

990 days ago
12.

Rosemarie Back    

Money talks and bull**** walks.

990 days ago
13.

what!!!!    

I wanna throw a bottle of lotion at his face right now lol

990 days ago
14.

Joao    

$$$$$$ Celebrity "Justice" $$$$$$

990 days ago
15.

Jodi    

Hmmmmmmmmm I bet this man's family or someone close to him was also threatened and the man changed his story.. Shaq ain't no choir boy.

990 days ago
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