Man sues Shaquille O'Neal over selfie mockery

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Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal watches the UIL Class 5A state basketball final between Galena Park North Shore and Converse Judson, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal laughs with his former high school teammates during halftime of the boys' UIL Class 1A Division 1 state basketball final, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Austin, Texas. The UIL was honoring the undefeated 1989 San Antonio Cole Team (36-0) that won the state championship 25 years ago. O'Neal was described as the greatest player to ever play in the UIL State Tournament by UIL Executive President Charles Breithaupt. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is applauded by his former high school teammates during halftime of the UIL Class 1A Division 1 state basketball final, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Austin, Texas. The UIL was honoring the undefeated 1989 San Antonio Cole Team (36-0) that won the state championship 25 years ago. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
US retired basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, left, and his girlfriend Nicole Alexander watches play on centre court from the Royal Box during the first day at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal watches the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards in the first half of their NBA basketball game on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
Vivek Ranadive, left, the new majority owner of the Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O'Neal, a minority owner of the team, laugh during a news conference before the Kings play the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball season opener in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Shaquille O'Neal, minority owner of the Sacramento Kings, arrives before the start of an NBA basketball game between the Denver Nuggets and the Sacramento Kings, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
NBA basketball great Shaquille O'Neal is interviewed by The Associated Press following a back to school event with first lady Michelle Obama, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Orr Elementary in Washington, highlighting healthy changes happening in schools and across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Former NBA basketball great Shaquille O'Neal, right, and White House Assistant Chef and the Food Initiative Coordinator Sam Kass, left, listen as first lady Miochelle Obama speaks during a visit to Orr Elementary in Washington, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, for a back to school event highlighting healthy changes happening in schools and across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Shaquille O'Neal talks to reporters after a news conference where he was welcomed as one of the new minority owners of the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Shaquille O'Neal holds up a shirt with "Shaqramento" printed on it as he poses with Sacramento Kings majority owners Vivek Ranadive, left, and Mark Mastrov, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. O'Neal was welcomed as a new minority owner of the KIngs and promised to help restore the franchise to its winning ways and mentor to Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 29: Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neil arrives at the Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo Las Vegas on June 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 27: Retired NBA player Shaquille O'Neal arrives at his debut performance as a DJ at the Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at the Paris Las Vegas on June 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
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MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man who has a rare genetic disorder that affects his facial features is suing former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and two others for mocking a selfie he posted online.

Jahmel Binion filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Macomb County Circuit Court seeking more than $25,000 in damages.

The Detroit Free Press says Binion took a picture of himself last summer, and it later was mocked by O'Neal on Instagram and Twitter. A number of others mocked it online as well.

According to The Macomb Daily, Binion has hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which is characterized by a reduced ability to sweat, sparse hair growth, missing teeth and facial deformities.

Upon learning about Binion's condition, O'Neal apologized in April.

The Associated Press on Thursday left messages for two O'Neal representatives.

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