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Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

Posted on: June 14, 2011 4:09 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2011 6:33 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

Two weeks ago, future Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal retired from the NBA after 19 seasons. What came next was a big question. Well, in the immediate future, it looks like he has to deal with some weird stuff.

According to TMZ.com, Shaq is in the middle of a robbery, sex tape and kidnapping situation.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Ladell Rowles -- a member of the Main Street Mafia Crip Gang in L.A. who is friends with Shaq -- along with 6 other members went on a search and destroy mission in L.A. on February 11, 2008.  They believed a man named Robert Ross had the sex tape and they tried getting it back with the help of a gun or two.

According to the police report, the seven gang members met up with Ross at a convenience store -- Pink Dot -- on the Sunset Strip.  The men allegedly surrounded Ross' Rolls Royce Phantom with guns drawn, jumped into Ross' car and ordered him to drive to Rowles' house in South Central L.A.

Once there, Rowles allegedly pistol whipped Ross and demanded that he turn over the sex tape.  Ross said he would get the tape and bring it back to them.  The seven men then allegedly took Ross' Rolex, diamond chain and earrings, along with $15,000 in cash -- then let Ross go.

The seven men have been arrested and charged with robbery, kidnapping and other crimes. They are currently in the middle of a preliminary hearing and being held in jail.

We've learned LAPD detectives interviewed Shaq to determine what, if any, involvement he had in the alleged crimes.  When the case file went to the D.A. Shaq was not listed as a suspect.
As for the supposed sex tape, Ross claims Shaq brought women to Ross' home and had sex with them while he was married to ex-wife Shaunie. Reportedly, Ross told Shaq that a security camera had caught the action. However, Ross told police that the security footage automatically recycled and no longer exists.

TMZ contacted Shaq's representatives, but hasn't heard back yet.

Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

@thosermine - I don't know if he ordered it so much as said "You know, it would be really great if I had that sex tape back." Like you said, he's a cop and he was talking to a pretty dumb gangster who he knew would probably take the bait.




Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 9:05 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

There is one glaring difference between this and OJ, OJ participated in the "recovery" attempt.  Shaq, being a cop, knew better. Only problem is, he obviously ordered it.  So he is just as guilty as those participating.  I don't see 7 gang members going to recover Shaq's tape out of the kindness of their heart. Shaq is obviously going to have a long court case in his near future.  Also if these are people that Shaq knows rather well, should he ever practice law enforcement?  Who exactly is he protecting and serving? 



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:57 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

Careful who your friends are big guy. Crips? Really?



Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

wiscgc nailed it in his post. Just the very fact that "name association" (Shaq) is brought up, made me immediately think of that clueless clown, OJ Simpson. Although, this certainly does not make Shaq immediately guilty of anything, why is his name even mentioned. On and off the court, I've been a big Shaq fan and will remain so, unless something extremely dramatic comes out and implicates Shaq. But, all I know is that any athlete or person in general, who is well known and famous, should defintely have a glue, especially since OJ has made a fool of himself parading around Las Vegas (Palace Station Casino), with people he hardly knew, only to get busted and no doubt is a broken man who has no chance of getting out of prison anytime soon or possibly forever. I was upset with the Lakers when they parted ways with Shaq, but even more upset when Kobe threw him under the bus, while heading to trial for sexual assault in Colorado. But, Shaq
has always credited his stepfather "Sarge" with bringing him up the right way. I'm not the jury, judge, or executor, but come on Shaq, get your act together. Your name just did'nt drop out of the blue !!!



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

look im no racist nor am i saying kobe shaq etc are saints but being rich athletes or otherwise puts a big bullseye on their backs



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

If anyone wants to watch the tape I heard that National Geographic bought all of the rights to it.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

But whether or not he did that is mostly irrelevant - what really matters with Shaq and the rest of these clueless clowns is not to make the tape in the first place. All that accomplishes is to create evidence for your wife or whoever that you messed around, and maybe to have some self-made porn to watch in your geezer years or to show with your "friends".
According to the article, that's factually inaccurate as well.  Shaq wasn't even informed that the tape existed until AFTER the action was recorded.  He was also assured that the video recordings get recycled.  Similar to convenience stores that rewind video footage from the day before if there was no incidents.  Besides, Shaq didn't know until after the tape was made, so how was he going to get it back?




Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

If Shaq ordered these guys to get the tape, this resembles the case with OJ trying to recover some of his memorabilia by gunpoint. Maybe not as serious, but along the same lines.

But whether or not he did that is mostly irrelevant - what really matters with Shaq and the rest of these clueless clowns is not to make the tape in the first place. All that accomplishes is to create evidence for your wife or whoever that you messed around, and maybe to have some self-made porn to watch in your geezer years or to show with your "friends".

Nobody ever said Shaq was overstocked with brains, and this proves it.



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

Freedom doesn't come with the ability to send 7 gang members to kidnap someone at gun point to try and get anything back

Who sent them? That's just you assuming. His name is not listed on any complaint.

Also, YES, freedom does come with that. If you have those that will do your bidding, you have quite the freedoms. Just like, hypothetically, if Shaq did say "do my bidding...gang members", they too have a freedom...CHOICE not to do his bidding.

This is all silly anyways. The girls gave it up at the same time more than likely, assumingly. That makes them classy? The sex didn't take place in any bedrooms either, one would think. Unless the homeowner has cameras in his bedrooms to catch dirty little acts to keep videos of. And what of the homeowner? You thinks this guy is stand up? I'm willing to gamble that this guy is not exactly a character guy himself. Being that the whole thing is smelly, that would absolutely give credence to why this whole thing is coming out 3 years later. No lawman or lawmaker is saying "speed this up fellas, we must find something!". You think when some guy calls 911 and says someone stole his pot, that law enforcement goes looking for the theif? It's shenanigans. At face value.



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:46 pm
 

Report: Alleged Shaq sex tape leads to kidnapping

This is another reason I don't watch basketball.  Go Bruins!!!


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