The Shark Tank star has denied the allegation, which was published this week in an Oregon newspaper, in an email addressed to the Associated Press.
Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank Star Mark Cuban has come out to deny a 2011 sexual assault allegation which was published again this week in an Oregon-based newspaper.
It is to be remembered that after the allegation surfaced in 2011, the prosecutors decided not to pursue it, citing lack of evidence to support their stance.
The report, published in Willamette Week newspaper, claims to have the inside account of what actually happened in 2011.
The women who made the accusation told the police that she met Cuban in late April 2011 at the Barrel Room, 105NW, 3rd Avenue, and asked the multi-billionaire star to pose with her for a photograph.
While they were smiling for the camera, she alleges, Mark thrust his hand down the back side of her jeans, before penetrating her vagina with his finger.
When she reported the incident to the police, the investigators prepared a 50-page police report which portrays the alleged victim as deeply upset, while Cuban remained adamant throughout the report that nothing untoward happened that night.
The women, whose name Willamette Week chose not to identify, told the newspaper, ‘’I filed the report because what he did was wrong. I stand behind that report 1,000 percent.” At the same time, she claims that she has left the incident in the past and haven’t thought much about it for the last seven years.
Although nobody apparently witnessed the incident, the Willamette Week claims that a detective claims that the Police report contains images in which Mark could be seen reaching down ‘’toward her buttocks’’.
Mark Cuban Denies the Allegation
Responding to the news, Mark sent a terse email to the Associated Press in which he claimed that the incident ‘’didn’t happen’’.
In a separate rejoinder which the Willamette Week published in their story, Cuban’s attorney has claimed that while the police interviewed the complainant’s female friend, her boyfriend, as well as patrons and employees of the bar, no one observed any inappropriate behavior on the part of Mr. Cuban.