Mavs Owner Mark Cuban Denies Sexual Assault Accusation


Two weeks after a scathing Sports Illustrated report detailed a hostile workplace toward women within the Dallas Mavericks organization, a past sexual assault allegation against the franchise's most prominent figure has surfaced.

On Tuesday, the Willamette Week, an alternative weekly newspaper in Portland, Oregon, brought to light a 2011 sexual assault allegation against Mavs owner Mark Cuban.

According to the report, a woman filed a police report after Cuban allegedly 'thrust his hand down the back of her jeans and penetrated her vagina with his finger' while posing for a photograph at a Portland nightclub.

Cuban's attorney, Stephen Houze, has denied the accusations.

Per the Willamette Week:

"These allegations are thoroughly investigated by the Multnomah County District's Attorney's Office and the Portland Police Bureau," Houze said in a statement. "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. Cuban and no one observed any inappropriate behavior by Mr. Cuban.

Cuban also denied the allegations in an email to the Associated Press, stating that the alleged incident never happened.

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