Shaq Responds to Child Porn Lawsuit: "Complete and Utter Fabrication"

Yesterday, news broke of a bizarre lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade court that alleged amongst other wrongdoings Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal hatched a plan to plant child porn on a former employee's computer and use his law enforcement connections to have the man arrested. Today Shaq's representatives have released a statement about the matter calling the basis of the suit a "complete and utter fabrication," and said that the man behind the suit tried to extort $12 million from his former boss.

Shawn Darling filed the suit, and worked for Shaq as a personal IT man dating back to his days playing for the Miami Heat. The suit claims that Darling has knowledge of numerous alleged affairs, and that O'Neal was desperate to get him out of the way.

Shaq's representatives deny Darling's claims, and classify him as a desperate ex-con.

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