Leicester Bryce Stovell, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who insists that he's LeBron James' biological father, has filed an appeal with a federal court after a U.S. District court judge shot down his previous lawsuit.
Stovell has claimed that he and LeBron's mother, Gloria James, had a one-night stand after meeting at a bar in the D.C. area back in 1984. He demanded a paternity test during his original lawsuit. But after the test came back negative, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly had the lawsuit dismissed.
Now Stovell is back, claiming that LeBron and Gloria somehow tampered with the paternity test result.
According to Gossip Extra, Stovell has not yet revealed what proof he might have that the tests were tampered with, but he's saying LeBron slandered him when the four-time MVP told Sports Illustrated in a 2012 article that he grew up without a father.
He filed a lawsuit for that earlier this year and was shot down again.
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He also has two photos posted of LeBron's sons (also taken from a TV screen). Interestingly (and a tad creepily), Stovell gives a veiled admonishment over LeBron allowing his sons to appear in commercials with him:
Stovell is just acting like any fake grandfather would to pretend care for his fake grand kids!
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When the original lawsuit and its eight claims were tossed, Judge Kollar-Kotelly wrote, that Stovell "fails to allege any facts to explain how they allegedly falsified the results."
Kollar-Kotelly also said that Stovell fell short in proving how he may have been cheated of money he alleged LeBron and Gloria owe him, per the lawsuit.
Yet, despite the constant dismissals, a failed paternity test, and the complete lack of proof that he is in any way related to LeBron James, Stovell insists on not going away quietly.
The man just wants to prove to the world that he's the best basketball player in the world's dad.
Oh, and he also wants 4 million bucks.
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