Dwight Howard just can’t seem to catch a break, whether it’s with his injury that has kept him out during much of his first year with the Washington Wizards or an allegation from a transgender who is now suing him.
In 2018, Elije took to Twitter and accused Howard of being in a gay relationship which caused social media to lose it’s mind for days.
Howard never repsonded. Fairly recently, Elije filed a lawsuit against the Washington Wizards star.
“The details of the lawsuit are unknown, but it is a civil lawsuit, so it is monetary. Elije confirmed to BSO that a lawsuit has been filed but can’t speak on an ongoing case, attempts to reach Dwight Howard were unsuccessful.”
Howard had no interest in letting this go on, so he responded to it.
Dwight tells us … “I don’t know this person, never seen him. Any allegation said about me is false.”
TMZ Sports obtained a copy of Elije’s suit, filed in Georgia. In the documents, Elije does not say what Dwight was allegedly trying to keep quiet — but says he REFUSED to sign an NDA and tried to end all contact with Dwight.
Elije claims Howard then began acting hostile — and made “threats on his life.”
The lawsuit says … “Mr. Elije started receiving threats to his safety and well-being via a multitude of phone calls, text messages, communications on various social media platforms and emails, all of which were from unfamiliar or disguised sources.”
Elije claims he reached out to Dwight’s family members and also police in the hopes of getting the threats to stop … “all to no avail.”
Elije is now suing for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress — and he’s demanding punitive damages.
Dwight has already lawyered up and tells TMZ Sports he plans on taking legal action of his own against what he describes as a “money grab.”
More than likely, Howard’s season is probably over as he continues to rehab and get well from a nagging glute injury that won’t go away.