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Dwight Howard Speaks on ‘Money Grab’ by Man Who Claims They Were Lovers

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Dwight Howard #21 of the Washington Wizards warms up before the start of the Wizards home opener against the Miami Heat at Capital One Arena on October 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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*Dwight Howard is being sued by a man who reportedly claims the two stopped dating because of the NBA star’s infidelity with other transgenders.

Masin Elije’s suit alleges that Howard approached him in Nov. 2018 and threatened him to sign an NDA “regarding their communications.” When he refused, Dwight became hostile. But Howard says Elije’s claims are BS — telling TMZ Sports he’s never even met Masin.

“I don’t know this person, never seen him. Any allegation said about me is false,” he said.

The outlet obtained a copy of Elije’s suit, filed in Georgia. In the documents, Masin is not specific about what exactly Dwight wanted to keep on the low, — but says he refused to sign the NDA and tried to end all contact with Howard.

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Dwight Howard #12 of the Charlotte Hornets looks on against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Capital One Arena on March 31, 2018 in Washington.
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Elije claims Dwight then became hostile — and made “threats on his life.”

The lawsuit says … “Mr. Elije started receiving threats to his safety and well-being via a multitude of phone calls, text messages, communications on various social media platforms and emails, all of which were from unfamiliar or disguised sources.”

Elije claims he contacted Dwight’s family members and also police in the hopes of getting the threats to stop … “all to no avail.”

He is now suing for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress and punitive damages, the report states. Masin also wants the judge to force Dwight to cover all of his legal expenses.

Dwight tells TMZ Sports he plans to hit back with legal action of his own against what he describes as a “money grab.”

BlackSportsOnline first reported about Masin’s lawsuit. The outlet writes “Last year, Elije in a series of tweets and Instagram posts accused Dwight Howard and his Pastor Calvin Simmons of sexually harassing, threatening and manipulated him.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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