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Oubre claims ex-GF tried to extort him for $3M, asks to amend suit

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Kelly Oubre filed a motion Thursday to amend a 2019 lawsuit that he had filed against his ex-girlfriend, seeking punitive damages after she allegedly attempted to extort him for $3 million, according to documents obtained by NBC Sports Bay Area.

TMZ first reported the news of Oubre's filing in Los Angeles County Superior Court. 

The Warriors swingman claims Makena LeDuff insisted "on or about Jan. 11" that he pay her, or else she would retaliate against Oubre and ruin his reputation.

"Makena demanded that Kelly pay her nearly $3 million or she would make public her false, scurrilous, and extortionate allegations by the end of the week," Oubre's counsel wrote in the motion.

The motion states that the news of Oubre's engagement in December and his fiancée's pregnancy sent LeDuff "into a tailspin," and that led her to try to extort Oubre to "gain the upper hand in the matter."

"Makenna has gone so far as to use an "internet phone number" [aka burner phone) to try to anonymously send a text message with a recitation of the false allegations to Kelly's father," Oubre's counsel wrote. "She has presumably done so with the hopes of (1) trying to coerce Kelly's father into pressuring Kelly to pay her the nearly $3 million to avoid the false allegations from becoming public, and (2) sending the message that she will start to disseminate the false allegations from one of Kelly's family to another, until such time as either Kelly pays her the nearly $3 million she demanded or she makes the false allegations public."

 
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Oubre originally filed the suit in 2019, claiming LeDuff stole his two dogs, slashed his tires and refused to leave the house he was renting in Beverly Hills. LeDuff still hasn't returned Oubre's dogs and also, Oubre claims, has made thinly veiled threats against the 25-year-old forward on Instagram.

"Makena posted a photo on her Instagram account, where she intimated that she would take physical action against Kelly, Kelly’s friends, or anyone else that tried to enter the house to help Kelly to retrieve his things," Oubre's counsel wrote in Thursday's motion.

A case management conference is scheduled for Feb. 24 in Los Angeles County's Santa Monica Courthouse, where the sides will meet to determine how to move forward. A March 30 hearing on Oubre's motion has been requested.

Oubre is in his first season with the Warriors, after joining the team in a November trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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