Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis studied in New York on charges of rape, the woman told the police took place in the past year, according to the report New York Post.
The woman told police on Thursday about the alleged attack, according to a report message, citing law enforcement sources. The woman reportedly told police that she had been waiting over a year to come forward because she discussed getting $ 68,000 from Porzingis silent.
Lawyer Porzingis & # 39; Roland G. Riopelle has denied the allegations and said that they had previously referred the case to the federal government due to "extortionate demands of the prosecutor."
"We are aware of the complaint that was made against Mr-Porzingis Friday and unequivocally deny the charges," said Riopelle. "We made a formal referral to federal law enforcement December 20, 2018, on the basis of predatory demands of the prosecutor. We also alerted the month back to the National Basketball Association, and they are aware of an ongoing investigation by the prosecutor federal law enforcement agencies. we can not comment on the ongoing federal investigation. Please refer questions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Basketball Association. "
Porzingis played for the New York Knicks, and has suffered a torn ACL in just a few hours before the alleged assault, the woman told police that took place February 7, 2018, at the Sky building in New York, where he lived Porzingis.
The woman reportedly lived in the same building, said she accepted the invitation to Porzingis & # 39 flat; before the alleged attack.
When asked when the Knicks were aware of the incident, a spokesman for the team said: "This is a private matter KRISTAPS & # 39; and has nothing to do with the Knicks."
Porzingis was traded to Mavericks earlier this year, but he still did not play for them, since he is still recovering from injury.
Knicks Dallas informed of unresolved rapes Porzingis statements on the trading bell on January 31 with the NBA headquarters that completed a deal blockbuster, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Uozhnarouski.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, in a letter to the post, said the team knows the charges, but, "We have been instructed federal authorities do not comment."
Cuban declined to comment further when contacted by ESPN.
A police spokesman in New York does not confirm the report Post, which issued a statement: "NYPD takes sexual assault and all cases of rape very suras & # 39; ozna, and urges all those who fell victim to file a report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors. "