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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.

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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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31.

The Neko Nation    

Behavior like this is typical for the NBA and NFL.

1187 days ago
32.

PB    

She must've asked him to play in Canada.

1187 days ago
33.

Dan    

Man, he can feel me up between the legs ANYtime he wants to!

1187 days ago
34.

ThisIsBull    

This story sounds suspect as hell, no wonder any charges have been filed. You go to meet your boss and you bring along protection...GTFOH

1187 days ago
35.

PRO US    

He be rich, famous NBA Star. She be average, run of the mill person. He be no charged since prosecutor, police and judges work for the rich. Justice in America is only for the rich, or hadn't you noticed that?

1187 days ago
36.

JimmyB    

Hmmm. A professional athlete (better yet: a "former" one) accused of an assault.

The only thing less shocking would be if Amy Wineho... Oh. Strike that.

1187 days ago
37.

Ace    

I've never heard of a women falsely accusing someone of something (tongue in cheek of course!)

1186 days ago
38.

get a life bitches    

bull****

1185 days ago
39.

jboogie    

This world is really turning into a monster. This story that is being told by this young lady sound so premeditated. Men are really being made out to be loser in society, and given the opportunity for a woman to exploit a change to make money off a man, there's a good change she is going to do it. Today if a man is portraying himself in a weak disposition, then he's acceptable. But, let him stand for something, let him be a father, let him be a leader,and let him want to have something out of life; (WOMAN) society is going to find a way to destroy him. Real MEN watch the company they keep!!!!!!!! peace.

1163 days ago
40.

CENYA THOMAS    

HELL NALL ,I JUST CANT BELIEVE THIS!MAN WILL PPL DO ANYTHING 4 PUBLICITY!#TEAMISTILLLUVSTEVEFRANCIS#

1050 days ago
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