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Earlier this week, a report on former Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard revealed that he was being sued by a man named Stephen Harper for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment.
According to Radar Online, in the lawsuit, Harper claims he reached out to Howard through his secondary Instagram account on May 29, 2021. He claims he sent his cell phone number, leading Howard to respond by texting him the devil emoji.
The two continued to communicate via text from May of 2021 through July of 2021—in which explicit pics and videos were sent to and from one another. The suit said Howard contacted Harper on July 19, 2021, to tell him he was “thinking about that meat.” Their conversations eventually led to them meeting up in person.
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Harper claims that after flirting with Howard over text for a while, he was invited to his Georgia home. While en route, Harper claims Howard texted him asking if he wanted to have a threesome with a “dude” or a “girl” — in which Harper declined.
After arriving at Howard’s home, Harper claims the two went into Howard’s bedroom where they removed their clothes and “engaged in consensual kissing.” He said they talked for about 40 minutes before Howard “steered the conversation back to one of a sexual nature” and a man arrived dressed as a woman; calling themselves “Kitty.”
Harper alleges Kitty and Howard began to engage in sexual activity while Harper watched uncomfortably. The lawsuit alleges Howard then began to feel on Harper’s privates, in which he shook his head “no” and verbally told him “no.” Despite his alleged protest, Harper said Howard continued. Harper said he told Howard to stop which led to him becoming angry.
Harper claims he was then pinned down by the former NBA star and had his underwear forcibly removed. He says Howard proceeded to then perform nonconsensual oral sex on him.
The suit also alleged Howard shoved his penis into Harper’s mouth. Harper claimed after the men were finished, he immediately put on his clothes and called an Uber. He said he felt “extremely violated and humiliated and was in complete shock.”
Howard recently sat down with Angela Yee and addressed the recent allegations and gay rumors.
Source: Way Up with Angela Yee
This isn’t the first time Dwight Howard has been in the news about his sexuality. In 2019, the former Laker star was involved in another scandal, after a man named Masin Elije claimed he was in a same-sex relationship with him. Howard gave an interview to FOX Sports to deny the claims.