Very Married Former NBA Star Ray Allen Reportedly Caught in Catfishing Scheme by ‘Troubled’ Man

Ray Allen, then No. 20 of the Boston Celtics, during the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA playoffs on June 5, 2012, at American Airlines Arena in Miami (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Former NBA shooting guard, and very married, Ray Allen is out here wilding. Apparently ole Ray Allen got himself caught up in a damn catfishing scheme, and now he’s fighting to keep all his dirty laundry off the interwebs.

In legal documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Allen was reportedly catfished by a man claiming to be a number of attractive women, and now Allen is fighting to keep all his personal info from being leaked to the masses.


Allen notes that he met these “women” using “various online forums” and shared “private information” with some of them. This whole thing sounds like a dick-pic lawsuit, but whatever.

TMZ Sports notes that Allen eventually figured out that he was being catfished and ended the relationships.

Here what TMZ Sports reports happened after Allen ended the relationship:

In the docs, Allen claims the man would physically go to Ray’s wife’s restaurant in Orlando and post about Ray — tagging family members in the posts. Creepy stuff.

Ray says he got the guy to sign a confidentiality agreement in which he agreed to stop posting about Ray — but the guy violated the deal.

Things continued to escalate — and the man eventually filed for a restraining order against Ray claiming the NBA star was stalking him, which the court granted.


Allen claims that he isn’t stalking the catfisher and just wants nothing to do with the whole ordeal.

“Ray wants nothing to do with [the alleged catfisher] and merely wants to be left alone,” Allen says in the court docs, TMZ Sports reports.


“Ray Allen was the victim of an online scheme to extract money and embarrass him by someone who appears to be troubled,” Allen’s attorney, David Oscar Markus, told TMZ Sports. He added:

The person who perpetrated this scheme has now started to stalk him and make threats against Ray and his family. Ray has taken legal action to put an end to the threats and to expose his manipulation and wrongdoing.

Ray regrets ever engaging with this person online and is thankful they never met in person. This experience has negatively impacted Ray, and he hopes that others might use his mistake to learn the dangers of communicating online with strangers.


Allen has been married to singer-actress Shannon Walker Williams since 2008. They have four children together. The couple’s son Walker suffers from Type 1 diabetes. Allen and his wife starred in a commercial for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in hopes of finding a cure.

Read more at TMZ Sports.

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