According to the report, Cuban was in town in May 2011 when he went to a local nightclub where the alleged victim, who did not want to be named, approached him for a photo. Cuban was reportedly visibly intoxicated and the woman alleges that he put his hand on her lower back before moving it under her jeans and grabbing her crotch before penetrating her vagina with his finger.
A week later, the alleged victim filed a complaint with the local police, which led to an investigation. Excerpts from a conversation Cuban had with a detective were released by the outlet, which notes that he did not call his lawyer, but engaged in a freewheeling discussion of the topic over the phone. Eventually, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office determined there was insufficient evidence to press criminal charges.
The woman never contacted the press, hoping to keep the incident a private matter. However, when contacted by Willamette Week she maintained that Cuban had assaulted her. The news broke just two weeks after Sports Illustrated published a report claiming that Cuban’s NBA team had fostered an hostile work environment, rife with misogyny and sexual harassment. At the time, Cuban released a statement noting he was “sick to his stomach” over what SI had uncovered.