It seems these days Shaquille O’Neal is trying to keep his private life under legal raps. The pro-baller just obtained a protective order against ex-mistress Vanessa Lopez. For those not in the know, Lopez filed a lawsuit against O’Neal that dates back to 2010.
In January, Lopez put in a request to add punitive damages to her harassment lawsuit against O’Neal. She accused Shaq of racketeering, invasion of privacy and intentional inflection of emotional distress. Now a judge in the case stated, “Defendant’s motion for protective order is hereby granted. The parties are prohibited from disclosing the deposition transcripts in this matter, until further hearing an order of this court.”
A source very close to the case says, “Vanessa’s deposition is explosive.” Many believe that is one of the reasons why O’Neal’s legal team got the protective order.
“Vanessa is going to stand up for herself and her rights. She is not scared. Vanessa wants the truth to come out,” the source continued. “Her deposition reveals very intimate disturbing things Shaq like to do. The world would be shocked!”