The allegation, detailed in police reports quoted in Oregon's Willamette Week newspaper yesterday, involved Cuban reaching down the backside of a woman's trousers and penetrating her vagina during a photo snapshot at a crowded Portland nightclub. Eventually, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office determined there was insufficient evidence to press criminal charges.
He also voluntarily passed a polygraph test, according to the report. The alleged victim told Willamette Week that she has moved on from the incident, but stands by her story.More news: Missouri officer killed, 2 injured responding to 911 call
Cuban flatly denied the woman's allegations and provided a prosecutors' report detailing the decision not to file charges. "I stand behind that report 1,000%".
Portland defense attorney Stephen Houze, who represented Cuban during the police investigation, sent the same message Wednesday morning in an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive.
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Cuban wrote to the Associated Press Tuesday that the incident "didn't happen". "According to the detailed prosecution decline memo, investigators interviewed the complainant's boyfriend and female friend, as well as employees and patrons of the bar, and other persons with Mr". "I haven't thought about it for seven years".
Cuban later told detectives that he had been at the nightclub that evening with Kevin Love, the National Basketball Association star who had grown up in Lake Oswego, Willamette Week reported. In it, the woman's friend said that Cuban was, "Very drunk" and that "His eyes were half closed, he was unstable on his feet, and he was slurring his words".
In a report explaining why they weren't pursuing the case, prosecutors wrote that 'there is no evidence to corroborate the complainant's statement and there is evidence contradicting the claim'.More news: Ex-Trump adviser changes tune on Mueller subpoena