Mark Cuban Denies 2011 Allegation of Sexual Assault

Lynette Rowe
March 8, 2018

Dallas Mavericks owner and tech billionaire Mark Cuban has denied a sexual assault allegation from 2011 that resurfaced this week in a report by Willamette Week, a weekly alternative newspaper in Portland, Ore.

The woman, who Willamette Week did not identify because she's an alleged victim of sexual assault, said Cuban put his hand down the back of her trousers and inserted his finger into her vagina while the two posed for a photo.

In a report explaining why they weren't pursuing the case, prosecutors wrote that 'there is no evidence to corroborate the complainant's statement and there is evidence contradicting the claim'.

A police detective labeled two photos as "significant" during the investigation, but investigators ultimately claimed there was "no corroborative evidence" to prove the allegation true and suspended the case in July of 2011.

"Oh! Hell no!", Cuban says upon hearing the accusation, per the Week.

"I filed the report because what he did was wrong", she told the paper.

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"Investigators obtained a series of seven photographs taken with a cell phone camera showing the complainant and her female friend standing next to Mr. Cuban and no one observed any inappropriate behavior by Mr. Cuban".

Cuban also voluntarily underwent and passed a polygraph test administered by a former Miami Police detective, the report said. The alleged victim told Willamette Week that she has moved on from the incident, but stands by her story.

"If she told five friends right there and then, then that's what they're gonna tell the judge and I'm gonna be fucked".

According to the report, the woman waited more than a week before contacting the police. "I stand behind that report 1,000 percent". HuffPost has reached out to Cuban for additional comment.

The allegations come only two weeks after the Mavs became embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. Then, reports surfaced that Cuban knew about the abusive past of one of the Mavericks' top employees, yet still chose to let him keep his job.

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