In what may be the oddest paternity suit in recent memory, a former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer is suing basketball star LeBron James and his mother for $4 million. Leicester Bryce Stovell claims that he is LeBron’s dad, and that the basketball star and his mom have conspired to deny his paternity and shut him out of the Miami-bound player’s life.
Stovell said his memory of his 1984 one-night stand with Gloria James resurfaced 20 years later. (In an astounding coincidence, that would place his sudden recall well after all hard work and late nights of raising a son, and right around the time James was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year.) One previous paternity test ruled out Stovell, but he believes that was tampered with and he wants another one.
(Stovell filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against SEC in 2002. SEC paid him $230,000 to settle the case, but did not admit fault, CNN reports.)
TMZ, which broke the news, said that “In his suit, Stovell claims he has a very clear recollection of the night he had ‘consensual sexual relations’ with Gloria — in fact, he even remembers apologizing for his sub-par performance.”
Jeez, Stovell. FedLine understands SEC lawyers like to include all the details, but there’s a limit.