(Photo : Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS – Josh Jackson (#20) of the Detroit Pistons reacts in the course of the second half towards the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center.
Josh Jackson was initially seen as somebody who may take huge strides within the NBA. Unfortunately, off-the-court points hampered his rise, and his newest lawsuit is an instance of how his life has gone over the previous couple of years.
The fourth total decide of the 2017 NBA Draft is being accused of raping a girl final yr at a resort in New York City per a federal lawsuit filed by the sufferer, in accordance with The Kansas City Star.
However, the lawyer of Josh Jackson, John Lauro, has vehemently denied these allegations and branded them as “very serious, albeit entirely false.”
“Mr. Jackson will vigorously contest these allegations in court and looks forward to the truth being fully told,” Lauro mentioned to the outlet.
It was added that Jackson and the feminine sufferer first met at a Super Bowl social gathering hosted by two-time All-Star Andre Drummond on February 13, 2022, per the New York Post.
Both ended up going to a membership after that. Later that night time, Jackson allegedly texted the girl and mentioned he had $1,500 prepared for her if she headed to Jackson’s resort.
Josh Jackson despatched an Uber to deliver the girl to the resort. She advised the 6-foot-8 cager that she wasn’t there due to the cash and confused she was not a gold digger.
The girls had an excessive amount of to drink that night time and allegedly laid down the mattress however confronted away from Jackson. She claimed she wakened after the 26-year-old ripped her clothes and sexually assaulted her.
After that, the girl obtained a threatening textual content from an unknown man and had her condominium damaged into by two girls who have been reportedly sisters. Both claimed that Jackson was the mastermind of the entire thing.
This lawsuit is the most recent authorized bother that Jackson finds himself in. He had his share of issues throughout his NBA tenure, together with a misdemeanor property injury case in 2017 and resisting an officer at a musical pageant in Florida in 2019.
Despite being a prime decide, Jackson struggled to outlive within the NBA. He final performed for the Sacramento Kings in the course of the 2021-22 season. He tried his luck within the G-League with the Stockton Kings however was waived 4 days later, CBS Sports reported.
He is at the moment not signed with any NBA or G-League staff.
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