- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 19, 2010

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) - A woman says in an Ohio lawsuit that she was threatened into giving a LeBron James jersey pendant worth about $10,000 to the mother of the NBA star’s business manager.

Vaneisha Robinson filed the lawsuit last month in Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) County. She says she turned over the diamond-encrusted pendant out of fear for her safety.

The pendant depicts the jersey James wore with the Cleveland Cavaliers before he went to the Miami Heat. Maverick Carter, CEO of James‘ marketing company, says it was stolen from him three years ago.

Robinson says the pendant was in a box of items she bought for $5 at a garage sale about five years ago. She claims Katherine Powers lured her to her home by saying that she wanted to buy it and that James would be there.

Powers and Carter have denied the accusations in a court filing. A call to the marketing company’s publicist after business hours Tuesday was not immediately returned.