Kristaps Porzingis has found himself in hot water after being accused of sexual abuse against a black woman.
Making matters worse, he allegedly referred to her as his “slave” and called her various derogatory terms while he assaulted her.
The woman was not only raped but also beaten by the basketball player if the accusations are to be believed.
The incident allegedly took place a year ago in a penthouse owned by Porzingis.
The woman has recently made a report to the police, who are now investigating the situation and looking for evidence that something inappropriate has gone down between the two.
The allegations also imply that the incident took place not long after Porzingis suffered an injury to his knee while playing.
According to Porzingis, the whole story is a fabrication and an attempt to extort him for money.
The player has continued to communicate through his attorney and has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal.
The former star of the New York Knicks star, who is 23 years old, said this about the woman through his lawyer Roland G. Riopelle: “We made a formal referral to federal law enforcement on December 20th, 2018, based on the accuser’s extortionate demands. We also alerted the National Basketball Association months ago, and they are aware of the ongoing investigation of the accuser by federal law enforcement. We cannot comment further on an ongoing federal investigation.”
Some commenters on social media and other sites have pointed out that the story brought forward by the girl might have some inconsistencies to it, although this is yet to be determined by the police’s investigation.
The timeline of the incident has also been questioned, with some pointing out that the girl should have made an official report sooner.
However, it is possible that there is more to the case than the public is aware of at the moment, and that authorities are withholding information until the investigation is complete in order to avoid compromising their results.
Porzingis was seen for a while as the next big thing in the NBA. In 2016, Kevin Durant described him as: “He can shoot, he can make the right plays, he can defend, he’s a 7-footer that can shoot all the way out to the 3-point line.”
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