Mark Cuban Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

Mar 08, 2018, 01:20
Mark Cuban Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is denying an allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman at a Portland, Oregon, nightclub in 2011. Meanwhile, Cuban flatly denied the allegation, telling the Associated Press on Tuesday: "It didn't happen". The woman apparently told authorities that Cuban stuck his hand down her trousers and digitally inserted her while the two were posing for a photo in a crowded nightclub.

In their report explaining the decision not to pursue the case, prosecutors pointed to "lack of physical or substantial circumstantial evidence".

A police detective labeled two photos as "significant" during the investigation, but investigators ultimately claimed there was "no corroborative evidence" to prove the allegation true and suspended the case in July of 2011. She told the newspaper she never sought media attention or money from Cuban and has moved on from the incident.

"If she told five friends right there and then, then that's what they're gonna tell the judge and I'm gonna be fucked", Cuban said.

"According to the detailed prosecution decline memo, investigators interviewed the complainant's boyfriend and female friend, as well as employees and patrons of the bar, and other persons with Mr".

But she told Willamette Week she stands behind her claim "1,000 per cent".

"Oh! Hell no!" Cuban said to police in response to the allegation, according to Willamette Week. HuffPost has reached out to Cuban for additional comment. "In one of the pictures, his arm can be seen behind [the alleged victim] and it appears Cuban is reaching down toward her buttocks". The woman, who was not identified in the article, told Willamette Week, "I really left it in the past".

The SI report included claims of inappropriate sexual conduct by former CEO Terdema Ussery and raised questions about what Cuban knew and when. Then, reports surfaced that Cuban knew about the abusive past of one of the Mavericks' top employees, yet still made a decision to let him keep his job.