Surely, I must have been endorsing rape. But what do you know, TMZ followed up their report yesterday (I really need to stop going to Phillies games in the afternoon lest I miss important athlete rape updates) with this:
She’s filed a civil lawsuit, but now we’re learning shortly after the alleged incident, she went to LAPD cops who dismissed her claim because her story didn’t make sense. What’s more … law enforcement says at the time she went to cops, she was already talking about a lawsuit, and that made them even more suspicious.
We’re told the woman subsequently made financial demands on Nick — to either pay up or face a lawsuit.
So, like I said: There’s nothing Swaggy about this story, but I wouldn’t call Young a rapist quite yet.* Young and the Sixers had been aware of the situation for some time, but declined comment to the Inquirer:
However, a source closed to Young labeled the claims by a woman referred to in the suit as “Jane Doe” as “preposterous.”
Side note: This story got very little attention. Could you imagine if those accusations were made against, say, Chase Utley or Michael Vick? It would be top story everywhere. Nick Young? Oh, he calls himself Swaggy… a sex assault lawsuit is like street cred for him.
*I don’t even like Young. If he did rape the woman, then he should get thrown in jail and not get off with a silly settlement.