Who's Behind the Aerial Attack on Reggie Miller?

"Reggie Miller Stop Pursuing Married Women!" reads banner trailing SoCal plane

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009  |  Updated 11:01 AM CDT
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A millionaire heir paid for a plane that delivered a public scolding to former UCLA hoops star Reggie Miller, according to reports.

Alex von Furstenberg -- 38-year-old son of designer Diane von Furstenberg media magnate Barry Diller -- paid for the plane that flew over SoCal beaches Saturday with a banner that read, "Reggie Miller Stop Pursuing Married Women!" the New York Post reported.

A man who answered the phone at von Furstenberg's Beverly Hills home said he was on vacation, according to the Daily Breeze. His attorney said he could not comment, according to the newspaper.

"I can't comment on it, whether I knew or didn't know, for many, many reasons," Ronald Richards told the Breeze. "All I can say is the matter is resolved."

The Post reported that von Furstenberg's aerial attack was in response to claims that Miller pursued his fiancee, 25-year-old Ali Kay.

Miller's attorney told the Post that Kay sent two photos, including one of her in bed wearing a bathing suit, to Miller. He characterized the relationship as a phone flirtation, according to the Post.

The attorney, Marty Singer, also pointed out an error in the banner's wording -- Kay is not a married woman.

"This is a ridiculous and absurd story about a single girl who exchanged text messages with Reggie Miller," he told the Post.

Saturday's flight plan included beaches from Malibu -- where Miller resides and von Furstenberg owns a surf shop -- to South Bay, according to the Breeze. The banner was towed over a large crowd at the AVP Hermosa Beach Open.

The dispute between Miller and von Furstenberg dates to last year when Kay met the NBA announcer at a party, according to the Daily Mail.

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