Vanessa Lopez, an Orlando model and one of Shaq’s mistresses when he was with now ex wife Shaunie Nelson, said Shaq started harassing her after she broke it off with him. Vanessa and Shaq first met each other when they were both 14, they hung around each others friends and families. But not until after 2004 when they met again in a club, did they actually start having an affair. Shaq was married to Shaunie by then, but when he saw Vanessa Lopez in a club he told her he had an “open marriage” with Shaunie and it was for “public image” only. “I do what I want and she does what she wants”. After that, Vanessa and Shaq messed around for 5 years while he was married to Shaunie, sending text messages back and forth (see the messages here).
In Sept 2009 Vanessa claimed Shaq was the father of her baby. That’s when it all started. Shaq told Vanessa she, “needed to tell the baby’s father” because there was no way he could be the father. When Shaq said that Vanessa got heated, saying he was “disrespectful” and she was offended, so she broke things off with him. Even though Shaq said he was sorry about what he said, Vanessa wanted nothing to do with him after that. She told Shaq to leave her alone and that’s when he started harassing her. Vanessa says, “I was never afraid of Shaquille O’Neal until September 29, 2009. My life has changed so much because of what I have had to endure. I now fear someone is after me. I just want this to be over. I want to feel safe again.” They say Shaq, “hacked into the voicemails and phone systems of Darling and Vanessa Lopez, a mistress who is currently suing O’Neal. He deleted Lopez’s messages and changed her password.” Vanessa Lopez says Shaq blew her phone up with messages and when she threatened to tell his wife about it he told someone, “shut dat bitch up”. Vanessa has said her other boyfriends have harassed her too after breaking up with them, all NBA players. JJ. redick, Kenyon Martin and Delonte West.
See video and photos of Vanessa Lopez.
Vanessa’s not the only person saying Shaq harrassed her. Alexis Miller (MaryJane), a hip hop singer and another mistress Shaq had while he was married, got a restraining order put out on him after she said he threatened to hurt her after she broke things off with him, saying Shaq “harassed and threatened her with bodily harm”. Shaq settled that suit with Miller later. Shaq’s now ex wife Shaunie Nelson also said Shaq started harassing her after they seperated and she started dating another guy, telling their 6 year old son through the phone to tell the boyfriend, “Shaq is going to kill him”, and screamed at the kid and said, “Say it now! My daddy is going to kill you”.
Shawn Darling, an IT tech who Shaq hired to hook up his computer, says the pro baller started harassing him after Shaq found out he was the one who told Vanessa Lopez about him breaking into her phones and passwords. Shawn says, “Shaq sent him threatening messages, tried to break into his voicemail and enlisted the help of an active Arizona detective to master a computer program that would allegedly allow him to frame Darling for possession of child pornography so that Shaq could confiscate the computer holding evidence of his affair with Lopez”. Read Shaq is a Hacker Accused of Attempting to Frame Employee with Kiddie Porn”