NYPD Investigating Rape Claim Made Against Former Knicks Star Kristaps Porzingis

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Report: NYPD investigating rape claim against Porzingis
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01 April, 2019

According to the New York Post, Porzingis is accused by the woman of raping her on February 7, 2018, just hours after the Latvian player suffered a tear on his ACL.

Citing unidentified law enforcement officials, the New York Post and other news outlets reported that a woman went to police on Thursday and said Porzingis raped her in his Manhattan apartment past year while he was playing for the Knicks.

On Saturday, the New York Post published a report detailing a New York Police Department investigation into a woman's complaint that she was raped by Porzingis in 2018.

The woman told cops she waited over a year to talk to police because Porzingis allegedly promised to give her money to keep her quiet, the sources told the Post. She told police that she and Porzingis discussed $68,000 in hush money. A high-ranking source within the NYPD told Moore they consider the woman "believable".

"The woman - who is in her 20s and also lived in the building - told cops the National Basketball Association star visited her apartment at around 2 a.m., and that she accepted his invitation to go back to his [penthouse]".

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"T$3 he alleged victim told cops Porzingis pinned her down on a bed in his guest room, penetrated her vagina with his penis and then got violent".

Mark Cuban, in an email to the Post, said the team is aware of the accusation, but "we have been instructed by federal authorities not to comment".

The case is now being handled by the NYPD Special Victims unit.

Former New York Knicks executive Phil Jackson, left, and first-round draft pick Kristaps Porzingis address the media at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility on June 26, 2015, in Tarrytown, N.Y. Porzingis was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on January 31, 2019. He said they alerted federal law enforcement in December to the accuser's "extortionate demands".

Porzingis has not played in a game this season as he recovers from injury.


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