Ga. Man Sues NBA Star Dwight Howard For Threatening Him Over Speaking Out About Alleged Relationship (Exclusive)

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Masin Elije Says Dwight Howard & Others Have Harassed Him And Threatened His Life

A Georgia man has sued NBA star Dwight Howard after he said he refused to sign a nondisclosure agreement about their alleged relationship.

Masin Elije sued Howard for assault and infliction of emotional distress last month in an Atlanta-area court, alleging Howard has been menacing him and threatening his life after he didn’t agree to sign paperwork that would’ve barred him from speaking out about their communications.

The man said Howard approached him late last year to sign the NDA, and when he refused, Howard, along with his “agents, employees and associates,” began a campaign of harassment and intimidation. Elije said he began receiving calls, texts, DMs and emails from people and profiles that he did not know, and all of the messages were menacing, according to the suit, which was obtained by BOSSIP.

Elije, who was born Maurice Singletary and is the author of the book “Industry Hoe,” has said on social media that he had an intimate relationship with Howard, but doesn’t spell out the nature of their alleged relationship in the case’s complaint.

The plaintiff said he begged Howard to stop the abuse, then he changed his number and contacted the cops – but all to no avail. He said he’s suffered harm physically and mentally as well as financial losses, according to the suit.

Elije wants his day in court, along with money damages for the alleged harassment.

“Mr. Howard’s plan to use his celebrity status and resources to harass, intimidate and threaten Mr. Elije was intentional, extreme and outrageous,” Elije’s complaint states. “Mr. Howard acted without provocation or justification. Mr. Howard went beyond all possible bounds odd decency and is utterly intolerable in a civilized society.”

Elije’s lawyer Sadeer Sabbak declined to comment, except to confirm that the lawsuit was indeed pending.

Howard has yet to respond to the suit.

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