LA man testifies kidnappers beat him over O’Neal



LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles music producer testified that gang members kidnapped him in 2008 and told him the reason was an “issue” with Shaquille O’Neal.

In transcripts released Saturday producer Robert Ross — who claims the attack came because he said he had a sex tape featuring O’Neal — testified that his kidnappers beat him and demanded a “videotape.”

Excerpts from the Monday preliminary hearing for seven gang members appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

Ross testified that at one point he had a tape from his home security system of O’Neal having sex with a woman, but it had been recorded over.

O’Neal and business partner Mark Stevens have denied involvement in statements to investigators, and neither has been charged or named in the criminal complaint.