Earlier this month, viral Internet star Andrew Caldwell, who famously claimed that he was “delivered” from being gay, made the shocking claim that he slept with former NFL player Kordell Stewart. Stewart quickly fired back that Caldwell was lying and that he’d never even met him, and Caldwell apologized and admitted he lied about the allegations. And now Stewart has taken things a step further and is suing Caldwell for claiming they were an item.
According to the AJC, Stewart recently filed the lawsuit in Dekalb County Superior Court. The suit states that Stewart believes that Caldwell came up with the relationship allegations while plotting with producer Jarrius Keyun Moon as a way to gain a buzz for Moon’s upcoming reality show, “The Gospel Truth,” which Caldwell is starring in. Stewart has also named Moon in the suit for his alleged part in the rumors.
“At all times during his life, Mr. Stewart has been, and is, a heterosexual male,” the suit states. “The false and defamatory rumors that Mr. Caldwell and Defendant Moon agreed to publish are centered around Mr. Stewart having an extramarital, sexual relationship with Mr. Caldwell.”
In the suit, Stewart also names Catalyst Next LLC, which controls the Internet morning show “The ShakeUP,” where Stewart made the allegations about the former husband of “RHOA” star Porsha Williams.
“Although they are well aware that Mr. Caldwell has admitted that he lied on ‘The ShakeUP,’ Defendant Catalyst Next continues to proudly share and broadcast the Interview on their website online … although they know that the statements concerning Mr. Stewart are false. As a result of the Defendants’ continuous intentional and malicious conduct, Mr. Stewart has been subject to public embarrassment and ridicule as the statements have operated to impair his career, damage his reputation and cause acute anguish to him and his family.”
Stewart is reportedly seeking “general and special damages for … loss of earnings, emotional distress and impairment to his reputation.”
Well, Caldwell once stated that he’s ready if Stewart decides to sue him, but he may have bitten off more than he could chew now that the lawsuit is actually happening.
Read Caldwell’s response to Stewart’s suit after the cut.