NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has been ordered to stay away from an Atlanta woman who was recently granted a restraining order against the basketball player.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a judged granted Alexis Miller’s request on Thursday (August 21) after reviewing her claims that O’Neal stalked her, threatened her with bodily harm, and made harassing phone calls in which he breathed heavily into the phone before hanging up.
Miller is a 23-year-old hip-hop artist, known professionally as Maryjane. She claims that she ended an intimate relationship with O’Neal last month, which followed with the Phoenix Suns’ center threatening to pay other artists $50,000 each not to work with her.
“It’s been very difficult for her,” her attorney L. David Wolfe, told the paper. “Her fears are not only for herself, but also the people around her.”
Apparently, Miller has known O’Neal for about a year and a half, and over the past six to eight months, their relationship became intimate.
In a court affidavit, O’Neal sent Miller an email saying, “I dnt no who the [expletive] u think u dealin wit u will neva be heard from one phone call is I gotta make now try me. Sho me.”
Under terms of the temporary restraining order, O’Neal is prohibited from having any contact with Miller, and is restricted from coming within 200 yards of her or her 19-month-old son.
Both O’Neal and Miller are scheduled to appear in court on September 4th to determine whether the restrictions should remain.