Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Mark Cuban investigated in 2011 for sexual assault at Portland nightclub

Report: Mark Cuban investigated in 2011 for sexual assault at Portland nightclub Report claims a woman told police Mark Cuban sexually assaulted her in 2011, but Mavericks owner was never charged
Eugene Bates | 08 March, 2018, 02:15

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was reportedly accused of sexual assault back in 2011.

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. More specifically, the alleged victim said Cuban "pushed his hand down the back of her jeans and inside her underwear where he cupped his hand over her groin area and inserted the tip of his finger into her vagina".

Police found insufficient evidence in the case, dropping any charge in July 2011.

"I filed the report because what he did was wrong", the woman, now married and in her mid-30s, told Willamette Week in a brief interview. However, when contacted by Willamette Week she maintained that Cuban had assaulted her. "I stand behind that report 1,000 percent".

"These allegations are thoroughly investigated by the Multnomah County District's Attorney's Office and the Portland Police Bureau", Houze said in the statement.

"This incident never happened and her accusations are false". A few weeks ago a Sports Illustrated story came out detailing the "corrosive workplace culture" of the Mavericks organization.

According to the report, Cuban was in town in May 2011 when he went to a local nightclub where the alleged victim, who did not want to be named, approached him for a photo.

Police also reviewed seven photographs taken of the woman and one of her friends standing next to Cuban at the time.

'Her teeth are clenched, eyes wider than the other pictures and brow raised showing a look of surprise and strain, ' it said.

Later, Cuban lamented the he-said/she-said nature of the allegations.

According to the memo, Cuban was asked three questions in the polygraph exam: "While in the bar did you commit any sexual act?"

Explaining their decision in a report, prosecutors wrote that "there is no evidence to corroborate the complainant's statement and there is evidence contradicting the claim", and that the woman chose not to proceed with her claim.

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