Masin Elije did not waste much time to blast Dwight Howard who claimed he is not gay. In late 2018, reports claimed that Dwight was having trouble with his gay lover, Elije. In several tweets, Elije put him on blast for cheating and physically assaulting him.
Elije eventually sued the NBA star, and he hit him back with a $10 million countersuit. On Wednesday, Howard sat down on FS1’s Fair Game with Kristine Leahy, and this is what he said about the allegations against him: “I’m not gay. It’s a lot of people who are, and they have to hide, and some people have mental issues, and they have to hide. Some people 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.”
He added: “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. 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, pile up everywhere I went.”
"I'm not gay… It hurt at first to go through it. I sat at home and I was like 'I never want to come outside again.'" @DwightHoward spoke on the allegations that he was gay.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) July 16, 2019
Howard’s alleged ex-boyfriend responded by saying: “None of this will matter in court. He can continue his rants to protect his image, but he knows like I know like our lawyers know I HAVE PROOF he harassed & threatened me AND threatened my lawyers! I said what I said, and I stand by what I said.”
One person showed support to Elije: “Don’t entertain these fools bae! They just mad that you were fucking the shit out of Dwight Howard and they can’t! We all know he lied and he embarrassed himself doing that interview.. don’t pay these trolls any mind tbh they are probably him and his ppl behind those accounts! We believe you, and you aren’t the only gay guy he’s dealt with. Continue to stunt on these hoes and be unbothered! You’re beautiful. 😍”
The situation looks very nessy and it is not clear who is going to prevail in court. One thing is certain, Howard is now a very liberated man.