Well, it’s taken over a year for a follow-up, but the case of hacking/invasion of privacy/extortion claims by Shaquille O’Neal against a former employee has now been formalized in a lawsuit. Marimer Matos of Courthouse News has the story:
Shaquille O’Neal claims a computer tech he hired, who hid his criminal past, stole his private emails and sold them for profit, then “threatened to use the electronic communications to harm O’Neal unless O’Neal paid [him] twelve million dollars.”
When he refused to submit to these “baseless demands,” O’Neal says, the man filed a “baseless” lawsuit against him.
The NBA great sued Shawn Darling in Miami-Dade County Court.
The complaint claims that Darling “admitted under oath that he twice sold O’Neal’s personal emails to a well known and highly trafficked Internet website.”
Read more on Courthouse News.
Back in September 2010, I covered the employee’s allegations and lawsuit against O’Neal as well as a second lawsuit filed by a former mistress of O’Neal who claimed he hacked into her accounts and that it was the employee who told her what O’Neal had allegedly done.
Stay tuned, I guess.