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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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16.

esq777    

Illiterate moron.

1083 days ago
17.

joecrabs    

How athelete of this guy to start a "record label".

1083 days ago
18.

KING    

it's pretty sad when all you have to do is say a rich famous person groped you and you get paid......wish i was a chick id be BALLIN!

1083 days ago
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Kalvin Jefferson    

Stevie franchise ,you aint no "G" lol.C,mon man you just wanted to hit it a little and shawty said hell naw.This aint the league bro so you gotta put in work to get it now!

1083 days ago
20.

tlcmk    

I might sympathize with him if he spoke English.

1083 days ago
21.

Muppet    

This man hasn't even been charged so why even bother to comment. He clearly just opens his mouth and stupidity flows out. His lawyer is probably beating his head off the wall after reading this!

1083 days ago
22.

SJ24    

Funny he used "dwarf" considering he is one in the NBA himself. His head is disproportionate to his stocky undersized body. He also looks like he's one gene away from downs syndrome. Not sure about these allegations, I thought Francis was a homosexual? How many straight men rider scooters and profess their love for their teammates by saying they are "soul mates" and it's not worth getting up in the morning if they aren't on the same team?

1083 days ago
23.

Erica    

lol @ dwarf. If you are NBA tall you can't call someone of average height a dwarf. No one is calling you a freak of nature

1083 days ago
24.

iluvla    

He's got alot nerve talking about someone being ugly. This man puts the B in BUSTED!!!!!! He drop her from the label bcz she wouldn't have sex with him. He's PATHETIC!!!!!

1083 days ago
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Alexander Epson    

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1082 days ago
26.

en Todo Momento!!    

this is what happens when men 'claim' to know what women want' then they go sticking their fingers in places that they think women want them. and when she calls alarm, the dude calls her a bitch, because he knows what women really want. all men do. but bitches just always playin hard to get. even when the boys know she want it hard. but don't call it rape or sexual molestation/harassment tho. because really: she wants it.

1081 days ago
27.

dnodean    

This is another case of a black man with money getting sued by his "sista" over false rape allegations and people wonder why so many *****z have to lower their standards and mess around with these no booty having dog worshipping white women. If I was rich I'd marry outside my race because almost all black women see is dollar signs and they'll sell their soul and their children's soul for a dollar. I'm claiming mulatto from now on.

1080 days ago
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