Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is filing a countersuit against a man who was allegedly trying to extort him for nearly $1 million, TMZ reports.
Beckham is suing Ishmael Temple, who alleges one of Beckham's bodyguards beat him up at a Beverly Hills house party in January. Temple allegedly tried to extort Beckham, alleging Beckham tried to offer a girl $1,000 to sleep with her.
Temple, according to Beckham and his attorney, Daniel Davillier, initially wanted $999,999 in a settlement to cover up Beckham's alleged involvement, but lowered the amount to $225,000.
"As one of the most famous athletes in the country, Mr. Beckham presents an enticing target for shakedown artists," Beckham's lawsuit says, according to the New York Post. "Suffice it to say, Mr. Beckham refused to be extorted."
Beckham has denied "any business or other relationship with plaintiff, and further denies any wrongdoing whatsoever," Davillier told reporters in March.