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SportAttorney: NBA star Kristaps Porzingis is accused of rape

07:00  31 march  2019
07:00  31 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Texts, emails reveal communication between Kristaps Porzingis, alleged victim and Knicks

Texts, emails reveal communication between Kristaps Porzingis, alleged victim and Knicks Texts, emails reveal communication between Kristaps Porzingis, alleged victim and Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Kristaps Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape , but says the Dallas Mavericks forward Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday that the claim against the player was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI.

An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape , but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI.

Attorney: NBA star Kristaps Porzingis is accused of rape© The Associated Press FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- An attorney for Kristaps Porzingis acknowledged Saturday that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but says the Dallas Mavericks forward "unequivocally" denies the allegation.

Report: Knicks told Mavs that Porzingis faced 'extortion' attempt, not rape allegation

Report: Knicks told Mavs that Porzingis faced 'extortion' attempt, not rape allegation The Mavericks disput an earlier report about allegations against Kristaps Porzingis.

Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis is being investigated in New York after a woman told police he raped her last year, according to the New York Post. Porzingis allegedly raped the woman hours after suffering a torn ACL at Madison Square Garden. The woman said she waited more than a

An attorney for Kristaps Porzingis acknowledged Saturday that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape , but says the Dallas Mavericks forward DALLAS, TX - MARCH 26: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on March 26, 2019 at

Lawyer Roland Riopelle said the claim against the player was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI.

Citing unidentified law enforcement officials, the New York Post and other news organizations reported earlier that a woman went to police Thursday and said Porzingis raped her in his Manhattan apartment last year while he was playing for the Knicks.

NYPD officials declined to comment.

While playing for the Knicks last year, Porzingis suffered a major knee injury during a game at Madison Square Garden against the Milwaukee Bucks that the Knicks lost. He then went home and invited the woman to his luxury Manhattan apartment where she alleges she was sexually assaulted, the Post said the woman told police.

"We made a formal referral to federal law enforcement on December 20th, 2018, based on the accuser's extortionate demands," Riopelle said in a statement.

The attorney says the NBA was also notified.

Porzingis, a 23-year-old native of Latvia, was traded to the Mavericks in January. But he's not expected to play with the team till next season while he recovers from the injury.

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