'It didn't happen': Cuban denies 2011 sexual assault allegation

Mark Cuban was investigated for sexually assaulting woman in 2011
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08 March, 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.

The newspaper reported on Tuesday that local prosecutors decided not to pursue charges against Cuban seven years ago after a woman told Portland police that Cuban sexually assaulted her in a nightclub, claiming that he reached into her trousers and penetrated her vagina with a finger without her permission while they posed for a photograph. Meanwhile, Cuban flatly denied the allegation, telling the Associated Press on Tuesday: "It didn't happen".

The woman in the case claimed Cuban reached inside her trousers and penetrated her vagina with his finger while they were posing for a picture in a Portland nightclub.

In their report explaining the decision not to pursue the case, prosecutors pointed to "lack of physical or substantial circumstantial evidence".

"This incident never happened and her accusations are false", Houze said.

She added: 'I filed the report because what he did was wrong'.

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"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". The alleged victim told Willamette Week that she has moved on from the incident, but stands by her story.

The alleged victim reported the assault to police on May 11, according to the police report.

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.

The detective told Cuban he had several pictures of him with the woman and in two of them his shoulder was dipping and his arm appeared to be reaching down.

"I really left it in the past", she told Jaquiss. "I stand behind that report 1,000%".

The allegations come only two weeks after the Mavs became embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal.

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