NBA free agent Nick Young accused of sexual assault


Two years after the alleged event took place, NBA free agent Nick Young is being sued by a woman who claims Young slipped something in her drink and sexually assaulted her. The incident reportedly happened in 2011 when Nick was playing for the LA Clippers. The woman says she met Young at The Crown Bar which is located in West Hollywood. Young purchased champagne for “Jane Doe” and her companion.

TMZ has the details from there:

According to the suit, the woman’s recollection of the evening ceased shortly after she downed the drink … and she believes it’s because Young had slipped the date rape drug gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) into it.

The woman claims she woke up the next morning in Young’s bed, bleeding from her vagina and rectum.

She says Young admitted to having sex with her the night before, but claimed he stopped because she passed out.

According to the suit, the woman demanded to be taken home by Young — he obliged — and she beelined for the UCLA Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, where she took a rape kit and was tested for STDs. She claims a test at the center confirmed she had been drugged, and determined the injuries to her vagina and rectum were consistent with rape.

Following the hospital treatment, the woman says she’s continued to undergo psychiatric evaluations.

“Jane Doe” is also suing Crown Bar for negligence. She is suing Young for sexual battery, sexual assault, false imprisonment, and more — demanding unspecified damages. No word as to why she decided at the time not to pursue criminal charges or as to why it’s taken her this long to launch a civil suit.

Yikes. Tricky situation when alcohol and the question of consent are involved. What happened to her friend that night? Was she out of it too? Did her friend believe Jane Doe was in her proper mind state to leave the club with Nick? How were they served the drinks i.e. a waitress, from the bar. As details become available, we’ll keep you updated.