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TMZ has discovered…A man claiming he attempted to prove he is the NBA star’s biological father is suing LeBron James and his mother Gloria James for millions of dollars, but LeBron and his mother manipulated the evidence in a cunning cover-up.
The lawsuit is explosive: according to it, Luther Bryce Stovell, 55, met Gloria in a bar in the D.C. area in 1984. and spent the night they met having unprotected sex with her. Later on, he discovered that she was 15 years old while he was 29.
The documents, which were just submitted to a federal court, claim that Gloria has been keeping LeBron from knowing the truth for her entire life.
However, the guy making the assertion isn’t just any schmuck; he graduated from Princeton. who graduated from the University of Chicago with a law degree… and afterwards joined the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Senior Legal Advisor.
According to Stovell’s lawsuit, he distinctly remembers the evening he had “consensual sexual relations” with Gloria; in fact, he even recalls saying he was sorry for his poor performance.
Leicester claims Gloria went back to her hometown in Ohio after they hooked up — but returned several months later to inform him she was pregnant with a boy named LeBron … but she never specifically identified the father.
Leicester — a self-proclaimed high school star athlete — says he remembers telling Gloria, “Well, if he’s mine, make sure he plays basketball.” He claims that was the last time he saw Gloria for more than 20 years.
According to the docs, Leicester claims he reconnected with Gloria over the phone in 2007 — when he began to think he could be LeBron’s father … partly because they look almost identical. Leicester also notes that when he saw LeBron at an NBA game he was, “struck by our similarity in appearance … James and I are nearly if not identical height and pigmentation and have very similar athletic body types.”
Leicester claims during the 2007 phone call — Gloria denied ever meeting him — threatened to have him physically harmed — and told him, “LeBron’s money is for his children.”
A few days after the phone call, Leicester claims LeBron — through his lawyer — agreed to take a DNA paternity test.
Leicester claims he was given results that showed he was not LeBron’s dad … but several months later, he began to suspect that the results were tampered with … and Gloria and LeBron were behind the fraud.
So why would LeBron participate in such a cover-up? Leicester claims it’s all, “due to anger at perceived abandonment and conflict arising from his image as a successful fatherless child from the projects.”
He also claims that Gloria had “fabricated” a story about LeBron’s real father for the “one dimensional commercial image-making purpose … to make [LeBron’s] life suggestive of Spike Lee‘s popular 1998 sports drama film, ‘He Got Game.’“
Leicester is now seeking $4 million from both LeBron and his mother — claiming fraud, defamation and misrepresentation.
And check this out — Leicester also points out that LeBron named his 2nd son “Bryce” — and claims it’s no coincidence. As we said, Leicester’s middle name is Bryce.