Ray Allen Claims He's The Victim Of An Elaborate 'Catfishing' Scam

Former Celtics star Ray Allen takes legal action against alleged catfishing stalker in Florida

The man known as Bryant Coleman apparently posed as numerous attractive women and attempted to contact Allen.

Allen claims he was "catfished" by the accuser, Bryant Coleman, who impersonated multiple women to get closer to the two-time National Basketball Association champion, via the Associated Press.

The day after a man named Bryant Coleman told a Florida court that he's being stalked by Ray Allen, the former National Basketball Association player has responded with an emergency motion saying that he, in fact, is the one being stalked by Coleman. The term came into common usage with the 2010 documentary "Catfish", and later in an MTV show of the same name that explored online dating.

In the docs, Allen claims the man would physically go to Ray's wife's restaurant in Orlando and post about Ray - tagging family members in the posts.

"Ray has taken legal action to put an end to the threats and to expose his manipulation and wrongdoing", Markus wrote in the statement. Allen said Coleman has continued to come at him on social media.

He also claimed that he and Coleman struck a deal to keep the conversations he and Allen shared-which Allen believed had been with a number of women-private after Coleman had threatened to reveal their contents.

Allen additionally requested the court to cease Coleman's "cyber-stalking". It was not clear if Coleman has an attorney, and a working phone number for him could not be found.

"Ray regrets ever engaging with this person online and is thankful they never met in person". "This experience has negatively impacted Ray, and he hopes that others might use his mistake to learn the dangers of communicating online with strangers".

Ray Allen, the NBA's all-time leader in 3-pointers made, last played in the league during the 2014 season though he has reportedly been interested in making a comeback on a title contender.

What a wild ride for the former NBA All-Star. With this new emergency motion, it appears Allen may now be in the same boat.



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