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Shaq & Waka Flaka

Sued For Mocking Fan on Social Media

7/31/2014 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Shaquille O'Neal and rapper Waka Flocka Flame just got hit with lawsuits for reposting a photo of a man with a rare disorder and mocking his appearance.

Jahmel Binion posted a selfie back in April which Shaq and Waka eventually reposted with mean-spirited captions ... clearly making fun of his face.

Jahmel suffers from a disorder called hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia -- it causes limited hair growth, missing teeth, and facial deformities.

As we reported ... once Shaq found out about Jahmel's condition he took down the post, got in touch with Jahmel and apologized. He tweeted ... "Made a new friend today when I called and apologized to Jahmel Binion. Great dude. #alwayslearning #MYBADCUZ."

Jahmel has now filed a defamation suit against Shaq, Waka, and Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke -- who allegedly threw in his own insults over social media. The lawsuit points out that more than 8.4 million people saw the insults.

23-year-old Jahmel told the Macomb Daily in Michigan ... "When they said sorry, I felt like they were saying it to get the pressure off of them for being considered ‘bad people.’”

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WHATEVER    

Well, I'm going to sue the Kardashians for causing me to loose parts of my brain function whenever commercials for their shows comes on tv!

92 days ago
2.

Ant Fuller    

Anyway to get a $$ now I see why people stay online 24/7, no need for a job these days

92 days ago
3.

Jim Deen    

1. Be ugly

2. Post selfies online

3. ?????

4. Profit

92 days ago
4.

ABB    

Some people pay money to have sweet wolf teeth like those! Brotha' is lucky he's got them for free!

92 days ago
5.

Second Opinion    

.....freedom of speech? Everyone has the right to be an a**hole as long as you don't cross the line of defamation or libel which doesn't seem to be the case here.

92 days ago
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Gru V    

Yep. Pay the man. You idiots humiliated this poor man and should have known better. How about asking him if there's any way to help with his medical condition? Not like you guys don't have the cash. Just saying'.

92 days ago
7.

vman    

Errybody gotta sue now!

92 days ago
8.

campy    

Get paid! Get hos! Make it rain! Then get more hos!

92 days ago
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*Who Carez Bitch*    

Thanks for the idea Jahmel...Time to start suing all these ratchet talentless bitches and douche bags for damaging my eyesight with their disgusting drama and $hit! LMFAO 😃😜

92 days ago
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Mattie    

Honestly, Shaq (and possibly others - per this article, he says "they") apologized. This law suit is going to do nothing but get more people to see and mock your picture - more people will see you and in the end, you're probably going to settle out of court for pennies on dollar. Can't see that it's worth it.

92 days ago
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chacalosa    

Can't wait for it to go to court. We need clarification on online bullying and freedom of speech rights

92 days ago
12.

Htownkeith    

So dumb. I thought you had to be famous in order to be defamed? #merica

92 days ago
13.

Tazz    

Meanwhile Waka's brother killed himself because of internet bullies such as himself. He is truly disgusting and deserves more than being sued. You figured he learned about doing that. Obviously he only cares about himself.

92 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

Shaquille, Waka Flaka and Trey Burke can make fun all they want because they too have hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia -- it causes limited hair growth, missing teeth, and facial deformities.

STFU Jahmel, you are more famous now than you ever were thanks to those guys.

92 days ago
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pookie    

u know Barley is like "glad i didn't see his pic"

i hope that guy gets tens of millions.

92 days ago
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