A weekly alternative newspaper in OR, the Willamette Week of Portland, has published details of a 2011 sexual assault case. She claimed Cuban put his hand down the back of her jeans and penetrated her with his finger while the picture was being taken, according to the memo.
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.
"I filed the report because what he did was wrong".
After initially being embarrassed about what she says happened, the woman went to the police a week later.
"If she told five friends right there and then, then that's what they're gonna tell the judge and I'm gonna be fucked". While the case was never pursued after prosecutors determined there was insufficient evidence, she insists every word she told police was the truth.
However, the new report comes at a particularly inopportune time for Cuban, as it follows a high-profile Sports Illustrated report, published two weeks ago, detailing "a corporate culture rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior" in the Dallas Mavericks organization.
Now, Cuban is facing his own allegation of sexual misconduct-seven years after it first surfaced. The detective also noted that the woman's "teeth are clenched, eyes wider than the other pictures and brow raised showing a look of surprise and strain".
According to Portland Police Department documents obtained by Willamette Week, a woman ran into Cuban while out on the town with her boyfriend following a Mavericks game against the Portland Trailblazers in April 2011.
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'. "One stated, "[Cuban] is a large male with large hands, making penetration without lubrication of the woman in the standing position virtually impossible".
Cuban told SI that he fired human resources director Buddy Pittman after learning details of the magazine's report, which included claims that superiors were seen as unresponsive to complaints.