Famed attorney Gloria Allred is looking to score against NBA great Shaquille O’Neal and she’ll head to the court (room), if that’s what it takes.
“I can confirm I’m representing Vanessa Lopez,” Allred told RadarOnline.com.
Shaq’s wife Shaunie has filed for legal separation with intent to divorce, after a rocky marriage that was beset by numerous reports of her husband cheating. Their next court hearing is March 22.
In 2008 Alexis Miller an Atlanta hip-hop artist, got a restraining order against O’Neal, claiming he threatened to hurt her after their romantic relationship dissolved. She also charged that he would call and breathe heavily into the phone plus said he would ruin her career.
Shaq, who now plays alongside LeBron James for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was recently rumored to be romantically involved with the fiancé of another NBA player.
And while O’Neal has been voted one of the NBA’s best 50 players ever, he’ll undoubtedly have trouble with Allred’s Hack a Shaq legal strategy, which usually leaves few secrets uncovered.
For Allred, this is her second known foray into the world of sports in recent months. She’s representing several women linked to Tiger Woods, including Rachel Uchitel, whose five-month affair with the golfer was exposed by the National Enquirer and caused a domino effect of Tiger mistresses being revealed, leading Tiger to take an indefinite break from golf.
Shaq’s estranged wife is executive producer of the VH-1 show “Basketball Wives,” which will show the benefits of being married to an NBA star and the downside, including worrying about husbands staying faithful.