According to a report by the New York Post, the New York Police Department is investigating rape allegations against Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis. The alleged incident occurred a year ago, on Feb. 7, 2018, hours after Porzingis, who was still a Knick at that point, tore his left ACL during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The woman who levied the allegations against Porzingis lived in the same building as him. The Post reports that she brought the claims to the NYPD this past Thursday, which consider her claims credible and “believable.”
Porzingis reportedly visited her apartment at 2 a.m., then invited her back to his place, at which point the alleged rape occurred. The victim also explained to authorities why she waited to present them with her allegations.
‘The woman told cops she waited over a year to talk to police because Porzingis allegedly promised to give her money to keep her quiet, the sources said.
She told cops Porzingis promised to give her $68,000 to pay for her brother’s college tuition, but then reneged, the sources said.
It is unclear if any money ever changed hands between the two.’
Porzingis has not appeared on the court since that date due to the injury, and was traded to the Mavs this past February.