That Guy From Instagram Is Suing Shaq, Waka Flocka and Trey Burke For (Not Enough) Money

By: 08.01.14  •  22 Comments

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No this isn’t another fake story found on Facebook. A guy teased on Instagram by Dr. Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, Ed.D, Waka Flocka and Trey Burke for his peculiar looks is suing all three of those guys for $25,000.

Jahmel Binion posted a selfie back in April which Shaq and Waka eventually reposted with mean-spirited captions … clearly making fun of his face.

Jahmel suffers from a disorder called hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia — it causes limited hair growth, missing teeth, and facial deformities.

As we reported … once Shaq found out about Jahmel’s condition he took down the post, got in touch with Jahmel and apologized. He tweeted … “Made a new friend today when I called and apologized to Jahmel Binion. Great dude. #alwayslearning #MYBADCUZ.”

Jahmel has now filed a defamation suit against Shaq, Waka, and Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke — who allegedly threw in his own insults over social media. The lawsuit points out that more than 8.4 million people saw the insults.

Along with defamation, Binion is suing for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and general negligence.

I’d like to think I’m going to walk away from this story a better person, but I know I won’t. I’ll be back on Instagram, laughing, liking and sharing with no memories of Binion’s ordeal. I’m a product of the Internet.


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