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Steve Francis Accused of Sexual Assault

7/23/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former NBA star Steve Francis is being accused of sexual assaulting a woman in Texas last year ... TMZ has learned.


According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Francis allegedly "groped" a 20-year-old woman through her clothing in May 2010 ... and the woman immediately went to the cops to file a complaint.

The alleged victim tells TMZ ... she is a singer who was signed to Steve's record label and on the day of the alleged incident, she had met Steve at an office to discuss her contract.

The woman, Shauna Simien, tells us the "groping" while the two were talking outside, when Francis reached down and grabbed her between the legs.

Simien claims she screamed for him to stop -- and that's when a few of her friends, whom she brought along for protection, rushed over to break things up.

Despite the fact Simien filed her police report more than a YEAR ago, law enforcement sources tell TMZ the case is still open and no charges have been filed. Simien says she is frustrated the case has not progressed and is considering a lawsuit against the District Attorney's office.

We placed several calls to Francis, his record label and his management company -- so far, no official comment.

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1190 days ago


he had to have done anal to her. so girls get mad

1190 days ago


Come on people... post something... I feel bad when TMZ takes the time to write an article and nobody cares.

1190 days ago


Was the girls name Cuttino Mobley?

1190 days ago


Whatever happened to the old days of a drink and a slap to the face was good enough for being touched inappropriately? I guarantee you that if I filed a "sexual assault" report on a woman for touching my crotch area, the police and DA would laugh in my face! Just saying...I hate double standards.

1190 days ago


How did Shauna Simien know beforehand that Steve Francis was going to sexually assault her? The woman brought her girl friends with her for protection and to act as witnesses. It's a good thing Steve did not invite Shauna to his hotel room to discuss business. Because that's what Shauna thought Steve was going to do so she could accuse him of raping her. Go on girls, sue the District attorney's office, get your money one way or the other. These girls are the typical low class swindlers better luck next time.

1190 days ago


Who cares that she brought her friends for protection. Ms. Simien take action against the DA for not doing their job and also go ahead and file a civil suit against the S***BAG!!!!

1190 days ago

some guy    

Hmmm... got a feeling Steve feels he's entitled to "casting couch" privileges since he owns a "record label," if these accusations are true.

Should've done what everyone else does and get her alone in a room, with a couch, and some Roofies.

1190 days ago

some guy    

Hmmm... if Lindsay goes to court appearances every other month, why does it take some people so long to see their cases tried? This does sound suspicious.

Wonder if Steve is paying someone off so this case gets delayed and delayed. What's the Statute of Limitations for a case like this?

1190 days ago


Another sports thug.

1190 days ago

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

@Reggie: you are so right. He is another sports thug. So many of these sports figures, and ex-sports figures, have an unbelievable sense of entitlement. They think that everything is theirs, including the body of any woman they want. Of course, our society probably encourages that attitude, what with their astronomical salaries as well as the press attention and public adulation they receive. Still, they can choose not to be this way.

1190 days ago


I was surprised to see a black face. Then I realized I was confused. Thought it was Joe Francis.

1190 days ago

some guy    


Maybe they're related?

1190 days ago


Its amazing how a black person gets arrested for anything and is labeled a thug without any kind of backround check. Just one big assumption that all black people continue on with acts of thuggery.

I guess he should've been a white man trying to sexually assault someone. He just would've been called one of the good guys.

1190 days ago

some guy    


You're right. Next time I see a white person get arrested, I'll call him 'trailer trash' or 'dirtbag.'

There. You happy now? Go away.

1190 days ago
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