Meet Leicester Bryce Stovell. He is LeBron James’ father? Or at least he claims to be. Reportedly, the 55-year old man has filed a lawsuit against the basketball star and his mother, Gloria James. Find out more mysterious details and see photos and a video right here.
This is quite the fascinating story. The man who claims to be LeBron James’ father, biologically, is now suing the NBA baller and his mother, Gloria James…for millions, claiming that the DNA results for a paternity test were allegedly tampered with, resulting in a negative reading. Be sure to check out pictures and videos below.
As a biography, not much is known about Leicester Bryce Stovell. However, he is 55 years old. In 1984, Stovell and Gloria met in Washington, D.C. at a local bar. At the time, Gloria was just 15 years old while Leicester was 29. He is a college graduate of Princeton, earning a degree in law from the University of Chicago. He is a former Senior Legal Advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
According to documents filed in a Federal Court, it alleges that Gloria lived her life protecting her son from finding out the truth and paternity of his father.
Following their allegedunprotected romp, but “consensual”, the two met once again in D.C. where Leicester learned that Gloria was in fact preggers with a baby boy who she already named LeBron. Even though Miss James did not disclose who the father was, Leicester recalls saying, “Well, if he’s mine, make sure he plays basketball.” Thereafter, they did not see one another for more than 20 years.
Following a reported 2007 phone call, which Gloria denied, she apparently “threatened to have him physically harmed and told him, ‘LeBron’s money is for his children’”. Days later, the basketball star and his lawyer agreed to a DNA paternity test.
Resulting in a negative reading, Leicester soon believes that the results were tampered with. Within the documents he claims that LeBron would probably participate in a cover-up “due to anger at perceived abandonment and conflict arising from his image as a successful fatherless child from the projects,” and also claims that his mother led him to believe a made-up story about the NBA player’s biological daddy “for a one dimensional commercial image-making purpose to make [LeBron's] life suggestive of Spike Lee’s popular 1998 sports drama film, ‘He Got Game.’” Yeah, really!
So, Stovell is suing both parties for $4 million alleging defamation, fraud, and misrepresentation.
For side-by-side pictures of Leicester Bryce Stovell, LeBron James’ father, allegedly, and the basketball star himself, click here.
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