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Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:12 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2011 12:39 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

This is potentially depressing and not fun, so let's get right to it. Steve Francis has been accused of sexual assault, according to TMZ.

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.

Francis, of course, played a decent number of seasons in the NBA and made his mark in Houston with the Rockets. He most recently played in China but has since left there and has, I guess, just been hanging out and living off those huge contracts he signed.

In this scenario, though, Francis has merely been accused by the woman. Police have yet to pursue charges in more than a year since the alleged incident.
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Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

 Anytime a sexual assault claim against a sports figure comes out, all you should do is sit and wait for the facts to come out. Just because she is saying that she immediately went to police does not mean that the assault ever took place.
 These high profile athletes are huge targets for women struggling to get their name out there as well as sue forfinancial gains.
 I hope that this didn't happen but if it did, I hope he is prosecuted.



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

Police have yet to pursue charges in more than a year since the alleged incident.
I think this shows you how serious this is. This shouldn't even be news.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

You must have misunderstood part of "the woman immediately went to the cops to file a complaint."



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

Maybe her new single should be called LIGHT YEARS AWAY. She's just now filing a report? For something that allegedly happened in May of 2010. Maybe he was out of the country & she couldn't file til he returned. Come-on woman. If it did happen, bring it up 400 days ago.
She did.  The cops have been shuffling their feet and she's only coming forward to the public now because she wants something done about it.  TMZ also reported that she's considering filing a lawsuit against the DA's office for slacking.



Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

Maybe her new single should be called LIGHT YEARS AWAY. She's just now filing a report? For something that allegedly happened in May of 2010. Maybe he was out of the country & she couldn't file til he returned. Come-on woman. If it did happen, bring it up 400 days ago.



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 7:21 pm
 

Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

I hope it's not true, eh.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 7:21 pm
 

Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

That may be the ugliest post, I've ever read. I can't believe the CBS censors let that one through. Free speech doesn't include hate speech. That post is the definition of hateful.
What do you expect from a retard that names himself after a woman beater?

Also, to the poster saying that her getting groped through her clothes cheapens the sexual assault, it doesn't.  Sexual assault isn't necessarily rape.  While rape is still considered sexual assault, any unwanted touching or groping that's sexual in nature is also categorized as sexual assault.  There are varying degrees, just like murder.  The problem is that those two words together have a certain magnitude already embedded in your own mind which doesn't allow you to view it in the broad context that was intended.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Looking for a payday

Sounds like she went to a rather amoral extreme to "negotiate" her contract.  



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

So Steve did not sign her to his record label, so the alleged victim decides to get paid anyway.  Having a me first attitude has got nothing to do with this case or anything involving sexual assault.  I'm always amazed when individuals who don't know these people, make comments about their attitude, and their upbringing as if they know these individuals personally.

Shutup, you don't know what happened.  This incident is from 2010, someone would wait 1year and 3months to complain, that someone felt on me, good thing the people who ride the subway in MD don't know the name of the person standing next to them or we might have alot of sexual assault cases.  Wonder why the police didn't immediately charge Steve and let this thing linger for 15months, maybe she had no case whatsoever, and waited until times got really tough before she decided to go public, once again we don't know.  

Before we drag Steven's reputation through the mud we should wait until all the facts come out. Until that time this is not a story.   



Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Steve Francis accused of sexual assault

   Ole Stevie franchise always had that low level, me first character. It all comes out with the wash - sooner or later.


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