Mavericks owners Mark Cuban denied knowledge of the situation. However, if this suddenly turns into a cascade of allegations as has happened with many other prominent men in the #MeToo movement, then it goes without saying Cuban and the National Basketball Association would be embroiled in very problematic circumstances.
Cuban also forwarded along the memo written by the prosecutors announcing their decision not to move forward with the case "because the complainant does not want to proceed and I have concluded no crime can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt".
As a result, the incident was never previously reported and the allegation only came to light after Willamette Week obtained the police report via a public records request.
The alleged victim asked Cuban to pose for a picture. "I stand behind that report 1,000 percent".
"I filed the report because what he did was wrong", she adds.
Yet a friend of the woman also reportedly told officers that Cuban was "very drunk ... his eyes were half closed, he was unstable on his feet, and he was slurring his words". HuffPost has reached out to Cuban for additional comment. They were described by an officer as showing Cuban, whose hands were not visible, appearing to "be stretching to reach his arm down" while standing beside the woman.More news: Nobody Allowed to Negotiate with Foreigners about Iran's Missile Power: Commander
"It didn't happen." Cuban told The AP on Tuesday via email.
His attorney, Stephen Houze, strongly denied the allegations against his client.
"These allegations are thoroughly investigated by the Multnomah County District's Attorney's Office and the Portland Police Bureau", Houze said in the statement. She said she told her friend and boyfriend the same night about the alleged incident.
The report included claims of inappropriate sexual conduct by former CEO Terdema Ussery and raised questions about what Cuban knew and when.
Team website reporter Earl Sneed was also twice accused of sexual assault during his spell as a Mavericks employee, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions.
She reportedly told police two weeks later, including in her complaint seven photographs taken of her and Cuban.