L.A. Lakers -- 'We Believe Nick & Jordan' ... In Alleged Sexual Harassment Incident
L.A. Lakers'We Believe Nick & Jordan'In Alleged Sexual Harassment Incident
3/22/2016 3:51 PM PT
The Lakers say they believe their players in an alleged sexual harassment incident -- this after Nick Young accused the woman of making the whole thing up.
The woman at the center of the controversy is Alexis Jones -- a women's rights activist who claimed Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson pulled up next to her in a Jeep on Sunday and yelled and made vulgar gestures toward her and her mom. She posted pics from the incident on social media.
Young fired back essentially saying Jones is lying -- "If you want some attention take a pic of me and say anything next to it and post ... The world we live in."
Now, Lakers spokesman John Black says the team has investigated -- and "support Nick and Jordan and believe what they told us about the incidents and their actions."
Black says the team has spoken to Jones as well -- and "based on these conversations, our conclusion is that there are different interpretations of what happened."
"We support Nick and Jordan and believe what they told us about the incidents and their actions. We also are supportive of Alexis and her feelings about what happened, about women’s rights, and of the fine work Alexis is doing with her organization."
"I had several conversations with Alexis and her publicist, and tried to arrange a meeting between her, Nick and Jordan. Unfortunately, Alexis’s schedule didn’t allow for this to happen yesterday."
"We will also continue to stay in touch with her about the possibility of addressing our team about the important issues with which she’s involved."