Shaq kidnapping someone? Really? For any reason, let alone to stop a sex tape?
That's what we like to think the judge said before he straight up dismissed the case.
Here's all the craziness:
According to Ross' claims, he and Shaq struck an oral agreement in 2007 whereby Ross would bring singers and other musical artists to Shaq's label in return for 50% of the subsequent profits. One of the singers, Ray J (himself famous for the Kim Kardashian sex tape) then hit it big, and Ross demanded compensation. Allegedly, Shaq refused to pay up, ending their friendship.
Then, Ross told Shaq he possessed a sex tape showing the basketball pro involved with a mistress. The video was supposedly taken when Shaq used Ross' home for a romp without knowing the residence was bugged with hidden security cameras. Ross would only turn over the sex tape to Shaq in return for the money that Ross felt was due. So, according to Ross' lawsuit, Shaq directed members of the Main Street Mafia Crips to kidnap Ross in order to obtain the sex tape. The kidnappers were later arrested, and Shaq was reportedly interviewed by police, but he was never publicly listed as a suspect.
Why was it dismissed?
Because the statues of limitations had been tolled.
Such a weird case, but not Shaq can just go back to being retired and not have to worry about all this.
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