Bizarre Court Filing Claims Shaq Was Mastermind Behind Kidnapping, Murders
The same Robert Ross who claimed to have been in possession of a Shaquille O'Neal sex tape has now filed a lawsuit in L.A. civil court accusing his onetime friend of allegedly engineering a plot to have him kidnapped by other gang members back in 2008. And that's probably the least outlandish allegation in the suit, obtained by TMZ.
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.
The alleged targets include a member of the Downtown Gangster Crips, a woman whom Shaq had impregnated and paid for her abortion, and a renowned record producer.
Ross also alleges that O'Neal issued "an order to break an NBA player's shooting arm."
Nowhere in the court documents does Ross, a convicted felon and ex-gang member himself, indicate whether the alleged murders were in fact carried out. He is suing for unspecified damages.
It is worth noting that O'Neal has already been interviewed by detectives in regard to the kidnapping, and was not deemed a suspect.
Furthermore, an LAPD memo obtained by The Los Angeles Times calls into question the credibility of Ross, who worked as an informant for a federal task force that was investigating the Main Street Crips gang around 2006. He was described as an "undesirable informant."
Ross has appeared to have a "personal vendetta" against gang members, causing concern for the task force, LAPD Det. Greg Kading wrote in the memo dated January 2010. The memo called into question the purported kidnapping of Ross, for which seven Main Street members are facing charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
"The investigation became convoluted when Ross claimed that the entire incident had been orchestrated by basketball player Shaquille [O'Neal]," Kading wrote. "It became apparent that Ross was attempting to extort money from [O'Neal]."
Well, this should certainly make for some very scintillating conversation around the water cooler come Shaq's first day on the job.
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