Mavs center Porzingis accused of rape in New York – report

first_imgThe Post said that the accuser was considered “believable” despite waiting more than 13 months to report the incident.Porzingis’ attorney, Roland Riopelle, issued a statement to ESPN in the wake of the Post report denying the accusation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We are aware of the complaint that was made against Mr. Porzingis on Friday and unequivocally deny the allegations,” Riopelle said. “We made a formal referral to federal law enforcement on December 20th, 2018, based on the accuser’s extortionate demands.“We also alerted the National Basketball Association months ago, and they are aware of the ongoing investigation of the accuser by federal law enforcement.” MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Porzingis didn’t play for the Knicks again, and has yet to make his debut for the Mavericks as he continues his injury recovery. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lady Eagles keep flight PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snagcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Latvia’s Porzingis, 23, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on January 31. Mavs owner Mark Cuban told the Post in an email that the club was aware of the accusation.“We have been instructed by federal authorities not to comment,” Cuban told The Post.According to the Post, the woman accusing Porzingis was a neighbor who says he invited to his apartment on February 7, 2018.The newspaper said the woman told police that after she entered the 7-foot-3-inch player’s home he held her down and raped her.Hours earlier, Porzingis had suffered a torn knee ligament while playing for the Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT Kristaps Porzingis. AFP FILENEW YORK, United States – Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis is being investigated in New York after being accused of raping a woman last year, the New York Post reported on Saturday.The Post, citing unnamed law enforcement sources, said the woman told police this week about the alleged assault in February of 2018, saying she didn’t come forward sooner because she had discussed getting $68,000 from Porzingis to keep quiet.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img