How Shaunie O’Neal Got A Bigger Divorce SettlementPublished by Runteldat on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 11:50 am.
When Shaunie O’Neal married Shaquille O’Neal she signed a prenuptial agreement. That means if Shaunie was going to get a bigger paycheck out of the basketball legend she was going to need some concrete proof of infidelity.
So she hired a private investigator to dig up dirt on her hubby. That’s when Shaunie found out about Shaq’s multi-year relationship with Vanessa Lopez.
Radar Online reports:
Shaq has a prenuptial agreement with his wife and she needed information that he cheated to use as leverage for a better financial settlement, the source said.
And Shaunie got the leverage. In fact, after Shaunie discovered her husband’s long-running affair with Lopez and she approached Lopez – but not to rip into her, instead Shaunie wanted the affair made public!
“Shaunie tried to convince Vanessa to go public about the affair before Vanessa did go public,” the source told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “And she wanted Vanessa to go to the police too, based on allegations she heard about Shaq harassing her.
“What she discovered about Shaq and Vanessa, gave Shaunie the ammunition she needed to file for divorce and try to get the money she wants.”
Vanessa didn’t come forward when Shaunie asked her to, but Shaunie’s request set in motion the events that led Vanessa to publicly reveal her affair with the NBA star.
Lopez is currently being represented by Gloria Allred, a woman who would sue a man for stubbing her client’s toe so long as he were a celebrity.
So now you have Shanuie with all of the dirt she needed to get more from Shaq, and now Vanessa Lopez might have proof that might help her get money out of the big man in her harassment suit.
I suppose there aren’t any hard feelings. Just the other day Shaq tweeted something awfully nice about his ex-wife to which she replied with, “I love you.”
All’s well that ends well.