*The woman who lawyered up with Gloria Allred in preparation of a harassment lawsuit against Shaquille O’Neal has made good on her promise, reports TMZ.
Vanessa Lopez filed the lawsuit this week in Florida, claiming the NBA star sent a text message to a friend, saying, “dis is da numba shut dat bi**h up!” Lopez also claims Shaq hacked into her voice mail and text messages, using sophisticated software.
In the lawsuit, Lopez — who claims to have been in a five-year relationship with Shaq — says things went south after Lopez missed her period and Shaq allegedly reacted by accusing her of cheating.
Lopez says she ended the relationship, but then Shaq’s rather tall family got involved, making her fear for her safety. Lopez claims Shaq’s 6’6″ and 6’8″ sisters made verbal and physical threats against her.
Lopez claims she was especially fearful of Shaq because “O’Neal is a large, powerful, wealthy man and a professional athlete” who has law enforcement connections and the right to bear arms.
The woman is suing for unspecified damages.