Shaq Fights Wife Shaunie’s Reality Show ‘Basketball Wives’

(AllHipHop News) Cleveland Cavaliers star center/rapper Shaquille O’Neal has sent a letter to executives at VH1, demanding that they shut down production of his wife’s reality show, “Basket Ball Wives.”According to lawyers for Shaq, certain episodes of the show violate confidentiality agreements between Shaq and his former wife Shaunie, who are in the process of divorcing. The second episode of the show will reportedly focus on their broken relationship, something Shaq and his lawyers are challenging. Shaq’s lawyer Michael J. Kump demanded that VH1 remove all references of Shaq from the show, or risk violating the court-ordered agreement. Kump stated that Shaunie’s reality series amounted to nothing more than “televised revenge.”While the estranged couple reached a divorce settlement last month, the decision has not been finalized by Florida courts. The new episode of the show is slated to run April 18th. As of press time, VH1 executives have not made a comment. Shaq is still facing a cyber stalking lawsuit filed against him by Orlando, Florida model Vanessa Lopez, who claims the basketball star harassed her after their relationship ended in September of 2009. Lopez claims Shaq spoofed her cellphone in order to gain access to her voicemail without using a password. Shaq, who owns the Deja 34 Hip-Hop label, has denied all charges and labeled the accusations a “fanciful tale that has absolutely no basis in fact or law.”The case is still pending.

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