Former NBA Star Ray Allen just got dragged into a legal mess. An openly GAY man from Florida is claiming that he had an ONLINE RELATIONSHIP with Ray - and that Ray started STALKING him.
The nature of the two men's relationship isn't clear. Ray claims that he was CATFISHED - but the man says that Ray was engaged in a GAY HARASSING relationship with him.
TMZ just dropped this little BOMB:
Coleman says Allen's allegations that he pretended to be a woman to obtain "private information" about Ray are false.
The truth, according to Coleman, is that Allen offered up info -- along with pictures and videos -- knowing full well that Coleman is a man. He says their relationship goes back several years.
"[Ray's] account of our relationship is false," Coleman says in a statement to TMZ Sports.
"Ray knows how I look, he knows how my voice sounds, he knows how I think, and most importantly, he knows my heart."
"However, because of confidentially considerations, I am not in a position to provide a more detailed response to Mr. Allen's false and salacious claims. I will rely on the courts to protect me against Mr. Allen's violent threats and false accusations."
The exact nature of the alleged "violent threats" is unclear, but as we previously reported ... Coleman obtained a restraining order, claiming Allen was stalking him.
We reached out to Allen's legal team for comment and his attorney shot down Coleman's claims.
"Mr. Coleman’s statement would be funny if it wasn’t so crazy," Ray's lawyer tells us.