Shaq has a bit of legal problem… his former mistress, Vanessa Lopez, is suing him for intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault.
She claims that Shaq began harassing her after he learned that she might be pregnant.
Now Vanessa wants to depose Kobe Bryant because she wants to hear about some advice Shaq allegedly gave Kobe when he was facing his rape charges.
Kobe apparently told cops that Shaq "had paid up to $1 million in hush money to various women."
A source close to the whole situation said:
"There are plans to depose Kobe Bryant because he has information about advice Shaq allegedly gave him about paying off the woman who was accusing him of rape. This goes to the heart of Vanessa's claims against Shaq and the jury will definitely want to hear what Kobe has to say. There is still no love lost between Shaq and Kobe and the two men can barely stand to be in the same room together even though they have publicly said they have made up. Kobe doesn't want to be dragged into Shaq's mess."
Well if the courts force him to, it seems like he won't be able to avoid it!
This seems like one big mess and we only hope that the truth comes out in court.
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