TMZ reports that a lawsuit has been filed against LeBron James and his mother, Gloria James, by a man demanding a significant sum of money. The plaintiff claims that he made an effort to establish his paternity as LeBron’s biological father. However, he asserts that the evidence supporting his claim was allegedly manipulated in a deceitful scheme orchestrated by LeBron and Gloria.
The legal matter at hand is rather sensational. Leicester Bryce Stovell, a middle-aged man of 55, asserts that he had a memorable encounter with Gloria during the early days of 1984. Their paths crossed at a local bar in the vibrant region of Washington D.C., and on that fateful night, they engaged in intimate relations without taking any precautionary measures. It was later revealed to Stovell that Gloria was a mere 15 years old at the time, while he himself was 29. Recently, Stovell took the bold step of presenting his case in a federal court, firmly alleging that Gloria had concealed this truth from LeBron throughout the passing decades.
The individual asserting this statement is not your run-of-the-mill individual. He happens to be an alumnus of Princeton, and he possesses a law degree from the esteemed University of Chicago. Additionally, he holds the esteemed position of Senior Legal Advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In his lawsuit, Stovell exudes self-assurance as he vividly recalls the evening he engaged in consensual sexual relations with Gloria and even extended an apology for not meeting expectations.
Leicester maintains that he and Gloria had a brief fling before she left for Ohio. Months passed, and unexpectedly, Gloria revealed that she was expecting a baby boy named LeBron. However, she never disclosed the identity of the father. Leicester distinctly recalls jokingly suggesting that if he were indeed the father, their child should play basketball. Unfortunately, Leicester did not see Gloria again for two decades until they reconnected in 2007 through a phone conversation that made him question his potential paternity. Leicester couldn’t help but notice the striking resemblance between himself and LeBron, both physically and athletically. Nevertheless, during their conversation, Gloria denied ever meeting him, even going so far as to threaten him, asserting that LeBron’s financial resources were strictly for his own children. In order to put any doubts to rest, LeBron agreed to a DNA test, which ultimately confirmed that Leicester was not his biological father. Leicester, however, suspects that Gloria and LeBron manipulated the test results, driven by a mix of resentment for his perceived abandonment and the challenges associated with being a fatherless child hailing from an underprivileged background. Seeking restitution, Leicester has initiated legal action, demanding $4 million from both LeBron and his mother on grounds of fraud, defamation, and misrepresentation. Additionally, he highlights the fact that LeBron named his second son “Bryce,” which coincidentally is Leicester’s middle name, further supporting his claims.