Kristaps Porzingis Accused Of Rape, Issues Denial

7:32pm: Porzingis is denying the accusations through his attorney, Roland G. Riopelle, tweets Marc Berman of The New York Post. “We made a formal referral to federal law enforcement based on the accuser’s extortionate demands,” Riopelle said.

7:11pm: New York police have received what they consider to be a credible rape accusation against former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis, according to Tina Moore of The New York Post.

The incident reportedly happened on February 7, 2018, hours after Porzingis suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. An unidentified woman who lived in the same building alleges that Porzingis visited her around 2 a.m. and invited her to come to his apartment. She claims that when she got there, he held her down and raped her. The case is being investigated by the NYPD’s Special Victims Division.

The woman said she waited more than a year to come forward because Porzingis promised to pay $68K to cover her brother’s college tuition if she agreed to keep quiet. She said he eventually reneged on that agreement, and police aren’t sure if she ever received any money.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who traded for Porzingis in late January, confirmed that police informed him about the accusation.

“We have been instructed by federal authorities not to comment,” Cuban wrote in an email. Representatives for Porzingis also declined comment, saying they have not seen the police report. Contacted about the case, a Knicks spokesman replied, “This is Kristaps’ personal matter and not related to the Knicks.”

Beyond any legal repercussions Porzingis might face, he could also be subject to a league suspension if he is convicted of a crime.

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35 thoughts on “Kristaps Porzingis Accused Of Rape, Issues Denial

  1. Jadyn3054

    this is really stupid. he tore his acl that night and then raped her? extremely improbabale.

      • Down with OBP

        Ugh. The vast majority of sexual assault accusations are not false. Over 95%. Don’t play detective because he was injured the same day therefore he couldn’t possibly have done this. Your misogyny is showing.

      • JFactor

        He tore his ACL on 2/6 against the Bucks

        This allegation is at 2 AM on 2/7

        Maybe re-read it all if you didn’t understand

        • ColossusOfClout

          You’re the one who needs to re-read it, it clearly says “same day”. The article is wrong not the commenter.

    • LordBanana

      Kristaps with a torn acl is still stronger than 90+% of people (not saying he did it).

    • GeauxRangers

      This allegedly happened at 2 am and then the game he tore his ACL happened the night of that same day. Time I hard.

  2. Phattey

    Everyone knows the first thing i would do after I tore my acl is try to grape my neighbor

  3. Lefty_Orioles_Fan
    Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    Well what is the deal here
    Was his ACL torn during all of this? Or was it before he tore his ACL
    How could this be a credible accusation if his knee was immobilized?

  4. Z-A

    Yikes. 68k is the puzzling part… seems like a pretty low ask from the victim.

    • 2012orioles

      Well it was February 6th he had the injury and the 7th at 2:30 am was the alleged incident, so I think they mean that night. Not worded very well

  5. If it was even a close call, why would he renege on an obligation to pay such a small amount-?

    In NYC, she could have gotten a rape kit at the time, without identifying a perpetrator.

  6. bostonbob

    Lol another big shot pampered athlete thinking he can do no wrong, if accusations prove correct. If not, another gold digger. Too early to tell

    • the dude

      Oh man you know whats up. People, look up bostonbob on HoopsRumors for all the answers.

      This is thw first time I have felt bad for being a Celtics fan.

  7. jorge78

    Maybe another jilted lover crying over spilt “milk.”
    Sounds dubious…..

    • whodatcoon

      Maybe a neighbor looking for college money for her brother. She admitted her financial motivation, sounds like an extortion demand gone bad.

  8. the dude

    Whenever I get hurt, I find the closest woman to take it out on sexually.

    That being said, i had consentual with a half dislocated knee and that was hard to pull off. Can imaginge a tear would eliminate all on top action for the most part, and Krispy is too skinny to lay hold/move someone on top without help.

  9. whodatcoon

    The woman admits to seeking money, and his representation says she made a extortion demand. The fact that she admits to seeking money really lessens my confidence in her claim. 68k is so little and am NDA would have made everything go away, so I find it really hard to believe he wouldn’t have just paid her if there was anything to this.

  10. x%sure

    NY Post (linked) says the alleged action took place hours after the injury.
    So the motivation was: a real bad mood.

    This will surely be an episode of L&O: SVU, ripped from the headlines, Detective Benson on the case, part of their record 21st season on TV.

  11. Danthemilwfan

    When I tore my acl all I know is sex was the last thing on my mind lol. Seems unlikely but I’m surprised he didn’t pay her to go away.

  12. whodatcoon

    As X% posted, the NY article says the attack happened hours after he tore his ACL. It also says that his lawyer turned her into the FBI in December (5 months ago) for extortion demands. Her motivation is clearly financial, this has made up written all over it. If it happened I feel bad for her and wish she would have done things differently, because at this point it fully sounds made up on her part.

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