Mavericks' Mark Cuban Denies Sexual Assault Allegation From 2011 In Portland

Mavericks' Mark Cuban Denies Sexual Assault Allegation From 2011 In Portland

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman almost seven years ago, according to a police report that was made public this week.

Police heard Cuban and the woman met at the Barrel Room, in Portland's Old Town area in April 2011, when she asked him to pose for a photograph.

Cuban, who admitted to drinking that night, denied the allegations when interviewed by Portland police.

Charges were never filed after the District Attorney determined there was insufficient evidence as no witnesses or physical evidence were found.

The woman also reportedly provided Portland Police with seven photos, two of which Detective McGuire deemed "significant".

"I filed the report because what he did was wrong", she told Willamette Week. However, when contacted by Willamette Week she maintained that Cuban had assaulted her. "I stand behind that report 1,000%".

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"These allegations are thoroughly investigated by the Multnomah County District's Attorney's Office and the Portland Police Bureau", Houze said in the statement.

The report about the 2011 allegation comes two weeks after Sports Illustrated published an investigation into a Mavericks "corporate culture rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior".

The woman discussed the matter with family and friends before reporting it to police more than a week after the alleged incident.

One appeared to show Cuban reaching toward the woman's buttocks. The woman appeared to have a "look of surprise and strain" in some of the photos, the officer noted. "The complainant requested documentation and investigation of her complaint but has confirmed with me she will not participate in a criminal prosecution and agrees her claim can not be proven".

Cuban answered "no" to all three questions and the examiner concluded that he was telling the truth, Rees wrote, though the prosecutor acknowledged that polygraph results would not be admissible in court.

Explaining their decision in a report, prosecutors wrote that "there is no evidence to corroborate the complainant's statement and there is evidence contradicting the claim", and that the woman chose not to proceed with her claim.

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