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LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:02 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2011 9:03 pm
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Posted by Ben Golliverlebron-james-no-hair

There aren't many stories that turn Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James into a sympathetic character. This is definitely one of them.

Who could forget, back in the summer of 2010, when Leicester Bryce Stovell, a Washington, D.C. lawyer claiming to be James' father, sued James for millions of dollars? The details concerning the relationship between Stovell and James' mother, Gloria, were disturbing, especially considering that he had never been a presence in James' life when he was growing up.

ABAJournal.com had the gory details.

Leicester Bryce Stovell, a 1980 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, alleges James agreed to a paternity test, but he or his mother tampered with the results, according to TMZ and the New York Post. A lawyer with Squire Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland, regional managing partner Frederick Nance, had arranged the test, according to the suit filed in Washington, D.C., federal court.

The suit claims Stovell, now 55, had sex with James’ mother, Gloria James, after meeting her at a Washington, D.C., bar in 1984. He later learned she was only 15 years old. She told Stovell she was pregnant but didn’t identify him as the father, the suit says.

The suit seeks $4 million in damages and claims fraud, defamation, misrepresentation, breach of oral contract and tortious interference with contract.

So, yes, a lawyer who says he impregnated and then abandoned a 15-year-old girl and his son now wants millions of dollars after the son grew up to be a professional basketball player and global icon. It doesn't get much lower than that.

On Thursday, ABAJournal.com reports that a D.C. judge sided with James by tossing out the case.
A federal judge has dismissed a $4 million lawsuit by a Washington, D.C., lawyer claiming to be LeBron James’ father. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly cited several problems with the suit by Leicester Bryce Stovell, including a failure to show any actual damages.
The Blog of Legal Times with more.
“Apparently, Stovell believes that companies are willing to pay him for being the father of LeBron James. However, any such recovery would be wholly speculative,” Kollar-Kotelly wrote in the 21-page opinion.

Another damage that Stovell claimed, loss of love and affection from his alleged son, is not a “recognizable form of damages in an action for common law fraud,” the judge wrote.
Look, if you're James you expect a certain amount of gold digging in your life and you adjust and plan accordingly. But gold digging from your own absent father? Awful. 

A majority of society seemingly loves to watch James lose. Here's a situation where everyone can be happy that he won.
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Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 12:28 pm
 

LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

I have been no fan of Lebron but all the haters should lay off when it comes to this article. Lebron IS the victim here. How horrible for anyone to go through such a terrible ordeal! This so called father had a lifetime to do the right thing and did not. Lebron has every right to never have any type of relationship with this jerk or not to cooperate with any blood tests.

This article is the first time I have felt any sympathy for Lebron. Fame and fortune doesn't heal all wounds and this article gives some insight into why Lebron is who he is and acts how he acts.

So this guy was about 28 and slept with a 15 year old. Maybe there should be an investigation into his part in abusing a child because a 15 year old is a child.




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Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2011 12:07 am
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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:21 pm
 

LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

Its surprising there is still so much hate for Lebron. Get over it. What did he do so wrong to get nationwide hate? He fulfilled his contract with Cleveland, but did not tell the team before the show aired that he would not resign with them. They found out when the rest of the world found out, & that makes him a monster?  He took a pay cut to play with his friends, is that it? There are athletes that have killed people, that aren't hated as much.

He's young. He took some bad advice or made a poor decision, however you wanna look at it. But how many posting on here for his demise, have not made a bad decision in their life. Young or old. Those people need to think about Matthew 7:5.

I wonder if Lebron committed suicide over all the hate he receives, would people feel vindicated? Would they feel justice was served or everything is right with the world now...just crazy.




Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:15 pm
 

LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

Another attorney who should be imprisoned.  Just for filing this alone.


James actually did consent to a DNA test in 2007, which returned a 0-percent chance of paternity for Stovell, but Stovell believes the test was improper and may have been falsified. The complaint Stovell filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia details a one-night stand between Stovell and Gloria James in 1984. Stovell says they met at a bar, and he, being 29 at the time, didn’t know she was only 15 years old when he took her virginity. Stovell writes that after a conversation with an acquaintance in 2006, he thought about Gloria James “for the first time since in or about June, 1984.”

Incidentally, the statute of limitations for statutory rape in Washington D.C. extends for 15 years beyond the victim’s 21st birthday. Thus, the statute of limitations against Stovell for the statutory rape of Gloria James would have expired sometime in 2005.


 


 



Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:06 pm
 

LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

How many guys did LeBron's mother bang when she was 15????? The self proclaimed king's mom is the Queen of the street corners.



Since: Sep 17, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:32 am
 

LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

Funny - You forgot to mention Lebron didnt mind leaving his kids and girlfriend in Cleveland. Which is where they live. Lebron just wanted the freedon of being able to screw a different chick everynight on South Beach while someone else rasies his sons.



Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 9:49 am
 

LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

the sorry excuse of a human being is you gmonster. You comment on le bron and you dont even know him. You must be a low life that that probably resides in some trailer court out west.

Stay off the meth brother. 



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 6:32 am
 

LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

The venom from this comment is not worthy of commentary. 



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 6:29 am
 

LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

LeBron chose to live his life in Miami vs Cleveland. Who can blame him.  Anyone with money would get the hell out of there if they were rich and 25 years old.  Because of that he's a low life and a choker and deserves any bad Karma.  Get real.  It took real guts to make that decision.  I don't care if it was right or wrong, but he followed the system and made a decision to live in a place better suited for his standard of living where they drive foreign cars instead of pickup trucks, Fords and Chevy's.  Seems to me he's handled himself pretty well for a man that chose the NBA over college.  Sure he should have just told Cleveland he was not coming back, but most of us in his shoes would have opted to get the hell out of Cleveland also.  He doesn't owe Cleveland a darn thing.  And he doesn't deserve to have some fool suing him for damages because he is Lebron James.   The thing people do for Money is downright crazy.  Thank God a sensible Judge threw that crap out of court. 



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 5:52 am
 

LeBron James gets legal win over alleged father

The King is a self-absorbed, sad figure, but this slime emerging from nowhere to claim a slice of the pie is pathetic.

Go back to your hole and rot, secure in the knowledge that your play has failed. 


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