*LeBron James’ manager is accused of physically and psychologically damaging a 19-year-old woman, who claims he held her against her will and stole a very expensive piece of LeBron-inspired jewelry. [Watch news clip below.]
VaNeisha Robinson filed a lawsuit claiming Maverick Carter and his mother staged a 9-man ambush to steal a $10,000 pendant she claims she bought at a garage sale in Akron, Ohio for $5 back in 2005 thinking it was costume jewelry, according to documents.
Carter maintains the pendant was stolen from him roughly three years ago and he had no idea what happened to it until he saw that Robinson was trying to sell it on eBay.
According to NewsChannel5, Robinson received a phone call on Wednesday from Katherine L. Powers, the mother of Maverick Carter. Robinson claims Powers tricked her into coming to Carter’s house by making her believe LeBron would be there to buy the pendant back.
“When I got there, LeBron James was not there. It was about eight or nine other people there,” Robinson said. “They pretty much accused me, they threatened me and they used their authority to they (sic) best ability to get the pendant in their possession.”
Robinson said she and her mother drove to Carter’s house in the 500 block of Caledonia Drive in her mother’s pickup truck. At some point Robinson noticed that they were blocked in.
“They blocked her truck in the driveway. They told us that we weren’t going anywhere until they got that pendant. I was scared for my life,” she said.
Wadsworth police said they were called around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night by a woman visiting a neighbor of Powers. According to a recording of the 911 call, the woman heard loud arguing. She said she called the police at Powers’ request.
Listen To The 911 Call
Now, Robinson wants the pendant back and more than $50k in damages from Carter — claiming she was robbed, falsely imprisoned and suffered mental anguish.
Carter has already filed a response — denying all allegations.