Mark Cuban Denies 2011 Allegation of Sexual Assault

Dean Simpson
March 8, 2018

"Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban was the subject of a 2011 sexual assault investigation, which ultimately resulted in no charges being filed, according to a report.

Cuban also voluntarily underwent and passed a polygraph test administered by a former Miami Police detective, the report said.

The woman who filed the report told Willamette Week that she stands by her claim.

"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", Cuban said. "I stand behind that report 1,000%".


"These allegations are thoroughly investigated by the Multnomah County District's Attorney's Office and the Portland Police Bureau", Houze said in a statement, as per Willamette Weekly.

"This incident never happened and her accusations are false", Houze said. The news broke just two weeks after Sports Illustrated published a report claiming that Cuban's National Basketball Association team had fostered an hostile work environment, rife with misogyny and sexual harassment.

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. Sneed has reportedly been fired since the publication of Sports Illustrated's report.

Prosecutors declined to purse the case due to lack of evidence.


One appeared to show Cuban reaching toward the woman's buttocks.

In one of those pictures, McGuire describes the accuser as: "Her teeth are clenched, eyes wider than the other pictures and brow raised showing a look of surprise and strain". "The complainant requested documentation and investigation of her complaint but has confirmed with me she will not participate in a criminal prosecution and agrees her claim can not be proven".

"It was apparent he was very drunk", the woman's friend later told police. For what it's worth, the alleged victim claimed Cuban seemed heavily intoxicated at the time of the incident. They provided written opinions claiming that it would have been impossible for Cuban to penetrate the woman's vagina with his finger given the circumstances of the alleged incident.


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