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02-18-2009, 06:40 PM
MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade sued his estranged wife and two of her lawyers Wednesday over accusations the Miami Heat star contracted a sexually transmitted disease through an extramarital affair.

In the lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Wade is seeking at least $50,000 in damages from each defendant.

Siohvaughn Wade said last month the player infected her with an unspecified disease in 2007. Weeks later, she withdrew the claim from the court hearing the divorce case for unknown reasons.

That wasn't enough to satisfy the 2006 NBA finals MVP, who said her allegations not only defamed him, but caused "embarrassment" and "humiliation" along with damaging future earning potential.

"It has been difficult to see false allegations, rumors and gossip repeatedly discussed in public about my personal life," Dwyane Wade said in a statement released to the AP. "I had no other choice but to file this action in order to clear my name."

Wade declined further comment.

The All-Star guard also lists attorneys Michael Berger and Dorene Marcus as defendants, along with their firms, contending they wronged him in the same manner as his estranged wife. The suit was filed in Chicago, where the divorce proceedings have gone on for nearly a year.

"Mr. Wade has been the victim of a reckless campaign by Siohvaughn Wade and her lawyers to publicly humiliate him and damage his reputation," Joe Power, an attorney representing the Heat player, said in a statement to the AP. "To clear the public record from these false and malicious allegations, we have filed a defamation suit in court ... and will seek appropriate compensation for damages."

Siohvaughn Wade's claim made "by and through her attorneys, and disseminated by various print and online media throughout the world placed plaintiff Dwyane Wade in a false light," according to the lawsuit.

"I frankly couldn't make any comment because I haven't even seen it," Berger said.

He did, however, point out that even though the original claim by Siohvaughn Wade was withdrawn, "Mrs. Wade has stood behind her allegations."

Marcus declined comment, also saying she had not seen the suit.

In the allegations filed in January, along with the claims of affairs and being infected with an STD, Siohvaughn Wade said her husband abandoned their children and goes weeks at a time without speaking to them. She added that the paternal relationship was so severed that her younger son cries uncontrollably when he's around and he does not recognize Dwyane Wade as his father.

Siohvaughn Wade's withdrawl of the claim wouldn't prevent her from resubmitting it to court at a later date. The divorce proceedings are not expected to end anytime soon.

Dwyane Wade's private life has been tabloid fodder for several months, a span that largely coincides with his split from his high school sweetheart.

A recent story in The Palm Beach Post, based on comments made by a former business partner of Dwyane Wade a person who's filed suit against him, alleging breach of contract in a failed restaurant deal said Wade used a rented Miami apartment for sex parties and smoked marijuana.

Wade's representatives denied that story, dismissing it as lies from someone seeking a payoff from the NBA star.

Dwyane and Siohvaughn Wade began dating as teens and continued their relationship through college. He starred at Marquette, leading his team to the Final Four before being drafted with the No. 5 overall pick in 2003 by Miami.

The couple married in 2002 and have two children, the older of whom was born three months before the wedding. Their second son was born in 2007.

Through the tumult, Wade has been having the best season of his career in many statistical areas. He entered play Wednesday as the NBA's second-leading scorer.

"He's done a tremendous job just focusing on the team and the game when he's in this building," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "In many ways, this can be a sanctuary, not just a place of work, but a place of escape and he's got a great way of compartmentalizing things in his life."

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DreamShaker
02-18-2009, 06:41 PM
He married a sucubus.

IRUAM #21
02-18-2009, 06:46 PM
Take that Bytch

Hoopsadvocate
02-18-2009, 06:51 PM
He married a sucubus.

Couldn't have said it better. Hes right for suing her i knew he didnt do all that garbage that the media said about him. Shes just bitter and thought shed get even by defaming ruining his name too bad thats illegal dumb succubus. Anyway in a way this shows he didn't do any of those things because usually when celebs do something like that and the case mysteriously goes away you can usually tell there was money under the table to buy there silence or some sort of compromise was reached which is CLEARLY not the case here because hes suing her for all the lies she told and if he did do it he would just let it go away after she droped those reasons in her suit.

Good for you Dwyane

BALLER71
02-18-2009, 06:51 PM
I'd trade her for Gabrielle Union :shrug:

ATX
02-18-2009, 06:54 PM
He married a sucubus.

Yep! Nuff said.

Sport
02-18-2009, 07:06 PM
Poor guy.

cubulls
02-18-2009, 07:09 PM
He should go Chris Brown all over her...

dre1990
02-18-2009, 07:29 PM
good for him

da wood
02-18-2009, 07:44 PM
nope just take that money consider it a rebate from the child support and spouse support yo *** gonna have to give up

Hawkeye15
02-18-2009, 08:24 PM
Wade is prettier than her, ugh. And I am not even gay. And whoever said trade her for Gabrielle Union, nice call. I am a white dude (not that it matters obviously), but that is one of the finest women in the universe.

still1ballin
02-18-2009, 08:28 PM
Wade is prettier than her, ugh. And I am not even gay. And whoever said trade her for Gabrielle Union, nice call. I am a white dude (not that it matters obviously), but that is one of the finest women in the universe.

You are gay for saying that statement. :laugh:

_Sn1P3r_
02-18-2009, 09:00 PM
I'd trade her for Gabrielle Union :shrug:

Haha, who wouldn't? :)

KB24PG16
02-18-2009, 09:52 PM
im not going to lie a few years back espn had this series shaq when he was on the heat. the episode when the all star game is happenin and wade is in it for the first they go over too shaqs him and his wife. and they show her :puke: i was like com on wade you couldnt do better i think even shaq thought she was ugly. i guess he finally realized that his love from grade school was nothin but a gold digger

EX-TREME
02-18-2009, 09:59 PM
I'd trade her for Gabrielle Union :shrug:

me too

LA_Raiders
02-18-2009, 10:14 PM
lol

Morgan
02-18-2009, 10:14 PM
Looks like Wade caught a hot one. I'm glad this girl is calling him out so other women know he has that Wade has the germ. That's how these STD's keep spreading. Because people don't know. Well now girls know Wade has some **** and it's their own fault if they catch it. Is sleeping with a star worth catching a virus ladies? I'd hope not.

Big Zo
02-18-2009, 11:50 PM
He married a sucubus.

She tryin' to get his tree fitty!

Hawkeye15
02-18-2009, 11:57 PM
You are gay for saying that statement. :laugh:

not that there's anything wrong with that

JIDsanity
02-19-2009, 12:16 AM
I'd trade her for Gabrielle Union :shrug:

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