NBA looking into 2011 sex assault allegation against Mavs owner Cuban


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

'Cuban then 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'.

The police report explains that in one of the pictures, she appears uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Cuban flatly denied the allegation, telling the Associated Press on Tuesday: "It didn't happen". The woman, who was not identified in the article, told Willamette Week, "I really left it in the past".

Portland defense attorney Stephen Houze, who represented Cuban during the police investigation, sent the same message Wednesday morning in an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Prosecutors reportedly said the woman decided in the end not to pursue the allegation. "The complainant requested documentation and investigation of her complaint but has confirmed with me she will not participate in a criminal prosecution and agrees her claim can not be proven".

Charges were never filed after the District Attorney determined there was insufficient evidence as no witnesses or physical evidence were found.

The Week's story comes on the heels of a Sports Illustrated story that described a Mavericks front-office organization at that time that was rife with sexual harassment amid a "corrosive workplace culture".

When police contacted Cuban to discuss the women's allegations seven years ago, Cuban's reaction was considerably less measured.

"She will not participate in a criminal prosecution and agrees her claim can not be proven", the memo reads. In it, the woman's friend said that Cuban was, "Very drunk" and that "His eyes were half closed, he was unstable on his feet, and he was slurring his words".

"He then moved his hand down until it was on her buttocks", Portland Police Detective Brendan McGuire wrote in his summary of the woman's statement. "While in the bar did you stick your finger in any woman's vagina?"

The two doctors, both from the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., reviewed the allegations in the case.