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NBA Star Lashes Out at Accuser -- 'Broke Ass Dwarf'

7/25/2011 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ex-NBA star Steve Francis is firing back against claims he sexually assaulted a woman in Texas last year -- claiming the allegations were concocted by a "broke ass dwarf who can't sing."

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The firestorm unfolded on Twitter this weekend -- where, Francis unloaded on the woman behind the groping allegations ... a singer named Shauna Simien who was signed to Francis' record label at the time of the alleged assault.

Francis wrote, "Well since it's a lockout. I got a new job responding to people askin me about grouping [sic]a broke ass dwarf. Who can't sing. What can a G do??"

Steve's rep tells TMZ .. Francis adamantly denies the allegations.

It's unclear if Francis dropped her from the label, but the former Knicks star insinuates Shauna's accusations are sour grapes -- writing, "If you can't sing, you can't sing. Keep it moving."

TMZ broke the story ... Simien filed a police report over a year ago -- claiming Francis assaulted her outside his office, grabbing her between the legs.

The case is still open. So far, no charges have been filed.


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D    

Simien.....hahahahhahaha!

1150 days ago
2.

Abraham lincoln     

He wanted sugar since he was paying her,and she was like WTF ,you need to pay me more to make me bend over,so i guess its all based on money.

1150 days ago
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sweetme84    

A "G"? Lets first say that by you responding to such a awful allegation, in such a immature and unmasculine way leaves room for that maybe ,yes, you did want more from this woman,but she saw the situation differently.And she did the right thing by notifying the proper people.Not a "G",just someone who is used to getting whatever he wants,except this time.Disgusting, even if you were once a nba star,be a man and learn that you cant have everything you want..

1150 days ago
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shelley    

there is something off about her story. Last time she said that she took people (her witnesses) there for proctection (?)..why you need protection to sign a record deal? And why you still signed if you're that scared or hurt??..

He saw one thing and probably wanted a bit
And she got $$ in her eyes and is trying to get the dough without singing a beat

1150 days ago
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The Neko Nation    

Real class there Steve..... What a silly uneducated moron.

1150 days ago
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Superman    

Dummy, let your lawyers do the talking. All you're doing is showing your immaturity.

1150 days ago
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Amy    

Hey if the girl can't sing, why did he sign her in the first place? Oh, maybe cause he wanted some from her.

1150 days ago
8.

gg    

since when the hell has Steve Francis been a NBA Star?

1150 days ago
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Jewely    

Oh where are all the dwarf activists? Comedians can't say retard, no one can say gay, where is the ridiculous outrage here?

1150 days ago
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Reality     

@Jewely- ACTUALLY, you're incorrect. "Dwarf" is an accepted term in the Little people ocmmunity. Dwarf is a size reference, because they are taller than most Little people, but still suffer the same stature. Do your research hun before you open that ignorant mouth.

1150 days ago
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Telstar    

Since when does the ability to sing have anything to do with putting records out? Especially for some desperate baldhead Todd Bridges lookalike? (Sorry, Todd)

1150 days ago
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Jewely    

@Reality I would agree with you if she were a dwarf but I did my research and she's not. Hence it being used in a derogatory fashion. Thanks for calling me ignorant though :)

1150 days ago
13.

static    

Guilty.

1150 days ago
14.

Jen    

"Since theres a lockout"? Actually, the lockout doesnt impact him considering he hasn't played an NBA game in years. This guy went from star to scrub in the span of a year or so and then fell completely off the basketball map

1150 days ago
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chrisg    

What a huge coinky-dink. He looks like a dwarf too.

1150 days ago
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