Former Celtic and legendary NBA shooter Ray Allen has filed a emergency motion with an Orange County court to dispute a claim against him of "cyber-stalking" and claims that he was "catfished" by a Florida native. Via ESPN.com:
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Retired NBA star Ray Allen believes he is a victim of "catfishing," and has asked a court to throw out a case where he is accused of stalking someone he met online.
Allen filed an emergency motion in Orange County, Florida, on Tuesday, one day after Bryant Coleman told the court he is being stalked by the 10-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion.
Allen said Coleman is the one who is stalking.
"Coleman pretended to be a number of attractive women interested in Ray Allen," read the motion that attorney David Oscar Markus filed on Allen's behalf. "Ray believed he was speaking with these women and communicated with them."
The story goes on to include that Allen and Coleman had reached an agreement before the situation reached the courts to stop communications between them and keep things private, but alas it seems Coleman went to court and blew the whole thing up yesterday, forcing Allen to respond with his emergency motion earlier this morning.
WILD stuff. It seems like this guy Coleman tried pulling one from the Michael Scott school of thought - alert the press and you control the story. I have a hard time believing that Allen is stalking some random guy who catfished him but who knows at this point. The more we find out about Ray the stranger he seems.