Well, this is the case for LeBron James. He was raised by a single mother.
His father wasn’t in the picture. And James wrote an open letter to his father about it.
*Well, if you close one eye and quint out the other, we suppose there could be a slight resemblance.
A man claiming to be Miami Heat superstar LeBron James‘ dad will not go away; and no one seems to know why.
Stovell has filed two lawsuits trying to show the world that he is the NBA champs long-lost dad, but his second action was dismissed in September, and now he is filing an appeal with a federal court. This according to Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra.
He is tight-lipped on what it is he wants exactly.
“Dad” first filed in 2010, but his case was dismissed when his DNA test came back negative (he blamed this on tampering by LeBron and his mom). But he filed again earlier this year, with claims that LeBron disparaged and slandered him in a Sports Illustrated article when he talked about growing up without a dad.
Stovell was shot down again, and has now filed an appeal.
However he couldn’t be contacted at press time, and the office phone number listed for him with the D.C. Bar Association is not in service.
Is it any wonder why he won’t go away?
Read/learn MORE at Gossip Extra.
*A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against LeBron James from the man who claims to be his biological father, reports TMZ.
Leicester Bryce Stovell sued LeBron and his mother Gloria last year claiming they defamed him, blocked him from making money and tampered with paternity test results that showed he was not LeBron’s father.
According to TMZ, a Washington, DC judge has dismissed all eight claims in Stovell’s lawsuit. In the docs, the court said Stovell had insufficient facts to support his claims, and “had not identified any damages.”
As for Stovell’s belief he could have earned big money, the court said, “Apparently Stovell believes that companies are willing to pay him for being the father of LeBron James.” Tthe court once again said Stovell has no proof to back that claim.
Stovell, a lawyer who claims a one-night stand with Gloria led to her pregnancy with LeBron, tells TMZ he still thinks there is “a likelihood” that he is the NBA star’s biological father, and he wants to retake a DNA test.
He also says he might appeal the dismissal.
*In new documents filed this week, the man claiming to be the biological father of LeBron James alleges a 2007 DNA test that disproved his paternity was inaccurate.
According to TMZ, 55-year-old Leicester Bryce Stovell filed new papers in his paternity case against LeBron and his mother Gloria — claiming the NBA superstar’s recent motion to dismiss the case is based on a “fraudulent” DNA test from 2007, and therefore, should be thrown out.
Stovell is seeking $4 million from LeBron and his mother — claiming fraud, defamation and misrepresentation.
In the new documents, Stovell alleges Gloria falsified the 2007 test — which showed a “0% probability of paternity” — and he wants a second, more carefully supervised test.
Additionally, Stovell is seeking compensation from LeBron because he lost “gifts of money” that he would have received from the athlete had the test proven paternity.
*Attorneys for LeBron James and his mom are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by a man claiming to be his biological father.
TMZ reported that Leicester Bryce Stovell filed a $4 million lawsuit against the new Miami Heat star and his mother Gloria James, claiming fraud and defamation.
The website is now reporting that attorneys for mother and son have requested that the judge dismiss the suit, labeling it “rank speculation.”
According to new legal documents in the case, LeBron’s attorneys scoffed at “… a man who claims that as a twenty-nine year old lawyer he got a 15-year old girl pregnant during a one-night stand and who never contributed a penny in child support would earn millions in commercial endorsements by crawling out of the wood-work after the child he never gave a thought to became an NBA star.”
The new documents also note the results of a DNA test which show “0% probability of paternity,” TMZ reports.
*Just as he’s getting ready to announce where he’ll play the coming years, basketball superstar, LeBron James, and his mother, Gloria James, are being sued for a whole-lot-of money by some guy who claims to be the b-ball super star’s biological father.
According to TMZ, the man says he attempted to prove that he is LeBron’s biological father, but LeBron and his mother tampered with the evidence to cover it all up … bizarre.
Leicester Bryce Stovell, who is 55-years-old, claims in the lawsuit that he met Gloria in a D.C. bar in 1984 and had unprotected sex the night they met. He later found out she was only 15 at the time and he was 29. Wowzers!
Get this, he isn’t some crazy old man trying to make a buck, at least he doesn’t appear that way. He’s a Princeton graduate who earned a law degree from the University of Chicago! He became the senior legal advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The details of the lawsuit are tremendous. He says his memory is recalls him apologizing for a mediocre performance to Gloria that evening!
He also claims that Gloria took her pregnant self back to Ohio but showed back up several months later to inform him she was carrying a boy she named LeBron, but never specified whom the father was.
Stovell says he recalls telling the 15 year-old that if it is his to make sure he plays basketball. That was the last the two were in contact.
In 2007, the educated man contacted Gloria, telling her how he thinks LeBron may be his son, as he was intrigued with how similar he and the basketball player look. After threatening Leicester to stay away from LeBron’s money, a few days later, he claims LeBron agreed to take a DNA test.
Allegedly, the test came back negative, but Leicester became
suspicious of the claim and suspected the Jameses tampered with the test. He says LeBron tampered with it due to pent up anger.
So now he’s suing them for $4 million for fraud, defamation, and misrepresentation. Hmm, his guy just might know what he’s doing.