Just a recap, Memphis Grizzlies center Dwight Howard was accused in November 2018 of allegedly abusing his former lover YouTube star Mason Elije, who is a gay man.
Elije exposed screenshots of Howard’s DMs to show proof that they had a relationship. Then Elije sued Howard claiming that Howard made threats after he refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement that would keep him from talking about their “communications”.
Tomorrow, we will finally hear Howard talk briefly about the allegations as he will appear on FS1’s Fair Game with Kristine Leahy.
“I’m not gay,” Howard said. “It’s a lot of people who are and they have to hide, and there’s people who have mental issues and they have to hide. There’s people who have different problems in life and they have to hide. They have to put on the mask every day, and it’s like, I don’t wanna wear no mask, I just wanna be.
It ended up being a situation that was–it went viral. People were talking about it, and it upset me because I didn’t even know who the person was,” Howard explained. “Why would somebody who I never met, never had any contact with, make up a whole story about me. I saw all the hate, the pure hate, from people that I’ve never met before, just pile up everywhere I went.”
This April, Howard fired back with a $10 million countersuit, claiming Elije is lying.