Moses Malone Jr. Sues James Harden for Allegedly Setting Up Assault and Robbery

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Moses Malone Jr., son of NBA legend Moses Malone, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Houston Rockets star James Harden for orchestrating an assault and robbery last summer in retaliation for a Facebook post.

According to ESPN, Malone was beaten and robbed by four armed men outside of V Live Houston June 25th, 2016. The men allegedly referenced a Facebook post, published one day before the assault, in which Malone criticized Harden for charging kids $249 to attend his basketball camp. The expensive cost would shut out inner-city kids, Malone said.

George Farah, Malone’s lawyer, told ESPN:

“All the stories that we’ve heard from all the witnesses were pretty consistent that James Harden was pretty upset about the Facebook post that was posted the night before the attack,” Farah told ESPN on Tuesday morning. “There were text messages between Moses and some of James Harden’s friends. … We have a good trail of evidence that leads to James Harden’s involvement to this.”

The four men involved have since been arrested in connection with the assault, including Darian Blount, a security guard at the now-closed club.

The original lawsuit, which was filed in September, alleges that Blount stopped Malone as he attempted to enter the club, and then directed a group of armed men to beat and rob Malone. The suit also states that Malone was repeatedly kicked and punched in the face, had his diamond earrings ripped out, and was robbed of other jewelry before the assailants entered the club with Blount.