Two-time NBA champion Ray Allen has claimed to have been 'catfished' by a man who posed as a number of attractive women online.
The 42-year-old said he is being 'cyber stalked' by Bryant Coleman who made contact with Allen as various women on several social media accounts.
"Coleman pretended to be a number of attractive women interested in Ray Allen...Ray believed he was speaking with these women and communicated with them," read Allen's emergency court motion filed on Tuesday.
Allen filed the motion against Coleman one day after Coleman told the court he is being stalked by the retired NBA star.
Allen claimed Coleman is the one who is stalking and said he has continued to receive online harassment toward both himself and his family after Coleman threatened to release private conversation details.
Attorney David Oscar Markus released a statement backing Allen as the victim "of an online scheme to extract money and embarrass him by someone who appears to be troubled."
"Ray regrets ever engaging with this person online and is thankful they never met in person," Markus said. "This experience has negatively impacted Ray, and he hopes that others might use his mistake to learn the dangers of communicating online with strangers."