Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  14 responses

Gang Accused of Kidnapping Man Who Claims to Own Shaq Sex Tape

The LA Times brings us the bizarre details of this crazy story involving gang members, Shaquille O’Neal, and an alleged sex tape. Yeesh: “Seven members of a South Los Angeles street gang have been charged with kidnapping and other crimes after they allegedly abducted a man who claimed he had a sex tape of former Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal. Ladell Rowles, who prosecutors said was the leader of the Main Street Mafia Crips gang, is accused in a criminal complaint filed in February of directing members to kidnap, beat and rob the victim. Details of the case became public in the last few days when a preliminary hearing got underway in L.A. court. Prosecutors stress that they have no evidence that a sex tape exists and said O’Neal is not involved in the case. The victim was identified as Robert Ross. He was allegedly abducted by the gang members from inside a Bentley along the Sunset Strip on the night of the 2008 Grammy Awards. The suspects were attempting to retrieve a reputed tape showing O’Neal involved in sex with other women, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing in the case. Rawles and his six co-defendants face charges that include kidnapping to commit another crime, second-degree robbery, assault with a firearm and conspiracy.”

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  • Riggs

    grown a*s men in gangs? LMAO.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    I’m sure JTailor thinks Kobe was mastermind of the taping of Shaq.

  • neaorin

    Protip: when possessing or claiming to possess a potentially valuable artifact regardless of its nature, be careful who you brag about it to.

  • http://slamonline.com walt williams

    Shaq has gang ties?

  • Hurricane

    @riggs – I know, stupid as hell. Bunch of sissies. Gangs are one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of anyway. Come on people, can we please begin to be comfortable in our own skin???

  • Red Star

    Why are you writing about this Slam?! If this is an indication of what’s to come now that the season is over, it going to be a long Summer!!

  • David Moore

    Red Star I agree. Who wants to hear, let alone SEE, a sex tape with Shaq in it? Come on, SLAM!

  • Rugulose

    Hmm, gives a whole new meaning to the name “the big cactus”!

  • Yesse

    When i read the article’s name i laughed out so hard, that the water in my mouth went all over the place. What if the sex tape is a sequel to Kazaam?

  • Riggs

    then it’s also going to flop

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Shaq is like a horse!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Kazaam is now #1 on my Netflix Queue…

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  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Regarding the whole “grown men in gangs” thing – I also agree gangs are stupid, blah blah blah, but it’s really not that simple.
    First of all, in inner-cities it’s not unusual to see three generations of gang members in the same family. It’s a way of life for some.
    Now, If you’re in your 30’s, been in a gang since you were like 14, it’s not easy to just up and break those ties.
    Lastly, if you have no solid job prospects and your only choices are making $300 a week before taxes at McDonald’s, or $300 a day selling drugs for your respective gang, which would you choose?
    Making six-figures a year isn’t kiddie stuff, y’all.
    Again, I also agree gangs are bad, but just playing devil’s advocate here.