Cuban sexual assault charge under review

Sheri Evans
March 9, 2018

According to a report in Williamette Week, a publication based in Portland, Oregon, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was accused of sexual assault by a woman in 2011, after an alleged incident in a Portland bar.

Cuban denied the allegations as well by simply saying, "it didn't happen".

Bass said, via The Associated Press, that the league is also reviewing subsequent findings from the Portland police investigation. 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".

In a recent interview with the alt-weekly, the woman, now in her 30s, said, "I filed the report because what he did was wrong".

Last month, Sports Illustrated published a report describing an insensitive Mavericks front office that included inappropriate behavior by former team president Terdema Ussery and the team allowing beat writer Earl Sneed to remain on the staff despite allegations of domestic violence.

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The woman told Portland police investigators she saw Cuban at the Barrel Room on Northwest Third Avenue during the wee hours of April 23, 2011.

However, when contacted by Willamette Week she maintained that Cuban had assaulted her. Yet a friend of the woman also reportedly told officers that Cuban was "very drunk ... his eyes were half closed, he was unstable on his feet, and he was slurring his words". "Cuban. This incident never happened and her accusations are false". "I stand behind that report 1,000%". "These allegations are thoroughly investigated by the Multnomah County District's Attorney's Office and the Portland Police Bureau", Cuban's attorney Stephen Houze said. But McGuire did say, "There are two pictures that do appear to have your shoulder dipping and your arm sort of, if you follow the direction of it, down below her waist".

Cuban answered "no" to all three questions and the examiner concluded that he was telling the truth, Rees wrote, though the prosecutor acknowledged that polygraph results would not be admissible in court.

"The case detective and the complainant both agree with the conclusion there is no corroborative evidence to support the complaint's allegation".

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