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Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Woman accused Mark Cuban of sexual assault

Woman accused Mark Cuban of sexual assault

Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank judge Mark Cuban was investigated in 2011 on allegations of sexual assault in Portland, according to a report from Willamette Week.

"Because all leads have been exhausted and there remains a lack of physical or substantial circumstantial evidence", Portland Police Detective Brendan McGuire wrote July 28, 2011, "I recommend the case be suspended".

Cuban, Wednesday morning, issued a short statement to the Associated Press.

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'.

Cuban denied the allegation at the time, passed a polygraph test and hired a lawyer who cited the opinion of two urologists at George Washington University Medical School who claimed he could not have sexually assaulted the woman.

"She said she was anxious about the potential publicity and did not want to be labeled as "that girl" involved in a sex scandal with Mark Cuban", the redacted report reads.

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

"Investigators obtained a series of seven photographs taken with a cell phone camera showing the complainant and her female friend standing next to Mr". The alleged victim told Willamette Week that she has moved on from the incident, but stands by her story. "I stand behind that report 1,000%".

The police report details photos of Cuban and the accuser, and the detective described the photo quality as "not good enough to" see Cuban's hands. "Cuban and no one observed any inappropriate behavior by Mr. Cuban".

The publication of the allegation comes two weeks after a Sports Illustrated account that portrayed a hostile work environment for women in the front office of the Mavericks.

A report by Sports Illustrated alleged former Mavs president Terdema Ussery, who spent 18 years at the franchise, had made sexually suggestive remarks to a number of women.

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