LA Laker Sued For Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault charges weigh heavy on Laker.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: He’s past the rape charges, but the civil case could continue for months. Nothing like swift justice in LA.
Although Devin Ebanks was cleared in the rape investigation last year, a civil sexual assault case now looms over the young star. The civil lawsuit was filed by a woman anonymously this week in LA County Superior Court. The woman claims Ebanks forcibly penetrated her vagina with his penis last September 2011 after taking her home from a club.
The woman had previously filed a report with the LA Police Department claiming she was raped. The LAPD conducted an investigation, but refused to press charges due to lack of evidence.
Since the LAPD wasn’t willing or able to move forward with criminal charges, the woman is now attempting to recover monetary damages in an unspecified amount for sexual assault, battery, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. We’ll let you know as more facts become available, as this is sure to play out for a number of months.
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