Shaquille O’Neal is getting so rattled by his divorce he’s supposedly using his kids to intimidate his estranged wife’s new boyfriend.
Shaunie O’Neal’s legal team sent a letter to Shaq’s camp claiming that the NBA star tried to pump their kids for information about Marlon Yates, whom Shaunie is currently dating.
According to papers obtained by TMZ.com, Shaq “interrogated” the kids “to the point that they felt intimidated and scared of him.”
Shaunie also charges that Shaq had their 6-year-old son deliver a death threat to Marion, screaming at the child, “Say it now! My Daddy is going to kill you!”
Her lawyers are telling Shaq to chill out and refrain from any “further inappropriate discussion” with their kids. The behavior is reportedly a violation of a non-disparagement agreement in their divorce.
This is simply the latest news in Shaq and Shaunie’s very public and tumultuous split. Last week, he tried to halt production on her VH1 reality show, “Basketball Wives.”
— Sonya Eskridge