Houston Rockets star James Harden’s offseason just got more complicated. Moses Malone Jr., son of Philadelphia 76ers Moses Malone, has filed a lawsuit claiming that Harden orchestrated an assault and robbery that left him seriously injured and robbed of thousands in a Houston strip club.
In his lawsuit, Malone Jr. insists that last year Harden paid several others $20,000 to beat Malone up and rob him in the now defunct V-Live strip club.
Malone further alleges that the attack he suffered was in retaliation for a social media post he made about Harden. Malone says that when he entered the club, four men led by club employee Darian Blount came at him. The men, “armed with a variety of handguns and assault weapons, punched and kicked Moses in the face several times. Some of Blount’s men used their weapons to strike Moses on the head knocking him to the ground.”
The lawsuit further alleges that, “Blount’s men ripped Moses’ diamond earrings off his ears and stole several pieces of Moses’ jewelry.”
Malone also claims in his suit that, “It has come to light that James Harden paid Blount approximately $20,000 to put a hit on Moses.”
The news was first reported by Isiah Carey of Fox 26, who broke the news via his Instagram feed.
Breaking: Fox 26 news has learned Houston Rockets’ star player James Harden has been sued and accused of orchestrating a plan to assault and rob the son of an NBA legend… That suit was filed by Moses Malone Jr. It alleges Harden paid a group of people $20,000 in cash to attack and rob Malone at V-Live strip club last year. The lawsuit says Harden was angry because Malone wrote a Facebook post criticizing the star player for charging children for his basketball camp. Several people connected to the assault have already been charged criminally. More tonight at 10 pm on #IsiahFactorUncensored Rusty Hardin is James Harden’s attorney and he sent me this statement: I am in Boston for depositions so I haven’t seen the petition but I have previously discussed Mose’s allegations with James and others, and I am totally comfortable that the allegations are untrue. Unfortunately, I am afraid this is just another example of people shopping for a deep pocket when they find that the people actually responsible have no money.
Harden’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, replied to the lawsuit by noting that Harden was fully aware that Moses has been making these allegations previous to the lawsuit.
“I am in Boston for depositions so I haven’t seen the petition, but I have previously discussed Moses’ allegations with James and others, and I am totally comfortable that the allegations are untrue,” Carey said. “Unfortunately, I am afraid this is just another example of people shopping for a deep pocket when they find that the people actually responsible have no money.”
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