Shaq's Leaked Emails Put Dwyane Wade and Newsweek's Allison Samuels on Blast

Will O'Neal's friends force him to settle with Shawn Darling?

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The latest casualty of Shaquille O’Neal’s bad boy behavior, Dwyane Wade, took to Twitter to shut down rumors of a romantic relationship with Lauren London after emails obtained by O’Neal’s ex-employee, Shawn Darling, were leaked, revealing a shocking conversation between Shaq and Newsweek reporter Allison Samuels.


The messages also reveal that Samuels, who has also been romantically linked to O’Neal and was hired to help Shaq’s mother pen her autobiography, spent a lot of company time trying to hook the baller up with other women.

allison-samuels-newsweek.jpgSamuels: Hi [email address of Sesslie Lopez omitted]. Or I can give her your info? She’s not in the country until Wed so maybe then is better because she hasn’t answered me about something else I asked her about. Also she asked about your personal life and I told her_whatever it is_-I’m sure you had it under control. Still waiting on Robinne’s response.

O’Neal: Sesslie aintdat fine whts robins last name

Samuels: You are so wrong! Robinne Lee_she’s on Tyler Perry’s show sometimes. Do you know Lauren London_I don’t_but I know James Lassiter knows how to reach her. You ever dealt with her_is she cool? Sharon Leal?

O’Neal: Loren is d wade’s girl im not wrong sessile aint my type u r

Samuels: What about Gabrielle and Dwyane

O’Neal: He gottem all I want u or Rihanna

Samuels: Rihanna is too young_19—she is just legal and you know I’m very chatty and you said you didn’t like that!!!!!

O’Neal: Yeah but I told u had a crush on me and u wouldn’t chat about us I kn o u

Samuels: No_I’m chatty in a relationship_not to others. You just decided I had a crush on you huh?? When did you decide that?

As sad of a commentary on our society as it is, we kind of expect to hear this kind of stuff about professional athletes, but Samuels? Newsweek? Really?

Darling says that he’s not looking to settle with O’Neal, but with emails being leaked left and right, and causing more trouble for his associates than anyone else, do you think the pressure will be on Shaq to just throw some money Shawn’s way and put an end to all of this?

For the backstory on the lawsuit surrounding Shaquille O'Neal's emails, read our EXCLUSIVE three-part interview with Shaq's former friend and employee, Shawn Darling here.

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Shayla C. Perry is a freelance journalist based in New York. In addition to interviewing some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, and covering the latest in celebrity news & gossip, her forte (read: obsession) is examining the sensationalism, gall, and sheer genius of reality TV.

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