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Alleged kidnap victim claims he told Shaq about sex tape

June 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Shaquille O'Neal is being mentioned in a case involving an alleged kidnapping.

Seven members of a local street gang have been charged with allegedly kidnapping and beating a Los Angeles man. During a preliminary hearing, the victim claimed he told O'Neal he had a sex tape showing O'Neal with a woman who was not his wife. The basketball star was separated from his wife at the time.

Investigators said there currently is "nothing" to connect O'Neal with the alleged kidnapping.

They also said there is "no evidence" that a sex tape actually exists.

O'Neal has not commented.

The preliminary hearing on the case continues in July.