- Howard is currently accused of sexually assaulting another man in 2021
- The former NBA center hit back at critics online with two bizarre videos
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Dwight Howard has hit back at his online haters with two bizarre clips on TikTok. One of them shows the former NBA center standing behind a roaring lion.
Howard, who currently plays in the Taiwanese Professional Basketball League, is facing charges of sexual assault and battery following an incident at his Georgia home in 2021.
The 37-year-old is being sued in his home state by a man named Stephen Harper who claims he was sexually assaulted in July 2021.
On Wednesday, Howard denied sexually assaulting Harper, instead claiming through his lawyer that the two had a consensual encounter.
And in light of the lawsuit, he’s also responded to his apparent “haters” on social media with two unusual videos shared to his TikTok account.
Former NBA star Dwight Howard has hit back at his online haters in two bizarre clips on TikTok
Howard, who has been accused of sexual assault, stands behind a roaring lion in a video
In the first clip, Howard is initially seen typing on his computer before picking up the phone and slowly spiraling into a vicious rage that becomes even more extreme as the video speeds up.
The post is captioned: “How they want me to respond to haters on the internet,” along with a laughing emoji.
However, the second entry manages to surpass it in weirdness.
In this clip, Howard stands behind what appears to be a real lion as it lets out a menacing roar before the former Orlando Magic and LA Lakers star tries his own.
The video was in response to a message from another TikTok user that read, “We just wanna know who Kitty is bro.”
The message appeared to be a reference to Howard’s current legal battle with Harper, who claimed in his initial complaint that the basketball player surprised him by bringing out a man dressed as a woman who referred to himself as “Kitty.”
Howard claimed he and Harper undressed and had a “consensual kiss” in his bedroom, while Harper also knew “Kitty” would be at his apartment.
However, Harper claims he was forced to take part in a threesome against his will while being “pinned down and forced to stay in place” by the 6-foot, 250-pound Howard.
The Taoyuan Leopards star was accused of sexually assaulting another man in July 2021
In one alleged exchange, Howard is seen inviting Stephen Harper, who has sued the basketball player, to his home
Harper’s lawsuit also includes allegations of intentional infliction of emotional distress and unlawful imprisonment of Howard.
Howard’s lawyer claims the former NBA star was the victim of an extortion attempt.
“The allegations against Mr. Howard are disputed,” Bailey told ESPN. ‘Mister. Howard wants to uncover the truth.
“The truth is that Mr. Howard blocked Mr. Harper on social media and was then faced with two options: either pay to protect his reputation or publish a fabricated story.”
“Although Mr. Howard was an easy target due to the subject matter and his status as a celebrity, he trusted the justice system and will rely on all future court filings to speak for themselves.”