It seems these days Â Shaquille OâNeal is trying to keep his private Â life under legal raps. The pro-baller just obtained a protective order against ex-mistress Vanessa Lopez.Â For those not in the know, Lopez filed a lawsuit against OâNeal that dates back to 2010.
In January, Lopez put in a request to add punitive damages to her harassment lawsuit against OâNeal. She accused Shaq of racketeering, invasion of privacy and intentional inflection of emotional distress. Â Now a judge in the case stated, âDefendantâs 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.â
A source very close to the case says, âVanessaâs deposition is explosive.â Many believe that Â is one of the reasons why OâNealâs legal team got the protective order.
âVanessa is going to stand up for herself and her rights. She is not scared. Vanessa wants the truth to come out,â the source continued. âHer deposition reveals very intimate disturbing things Shaq like to do. The world would be shocked!â