Ex-NBA star Josh Jackson has been accused of raping a woman in New York last year, according to a lawsuit brought by the unnamed plaintiff.

The lawsuit, which was obtained by the Kansas City Star, alleges that Jackson met the woman at a Super Bowl afterparty on February 13, 2022.

Jackson, the woman and others allegedly partied and drank alcohol throughout the night before the 2017 draft pick texted her to ‘come through’ to his hotel at 3am, after the woman had gone home.

The player, 26, who was a member of the Sacramento Kings at the time, helped the woman find her phone by calling it earlier in the night.

He also appeared to offer her money for her to come to his hotel, allegedly texting her, ‘I got $1,500 for you if you pull up.’ She did not accept the money.

Josh Jackson is seen playing for the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena in January 2022

Josh Jackson is seen playing for the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena in January 2022

Josh Jackson is seen playing for the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena in January 2022

Jackson last played for the Sacramento Kings, appearing in 12 games for them in 2022

Jackson last played for the Sacramento Kings, appearing in 12 games for them in 2022

Jackson last played for the Sacramento Kings, appearing in 12 games for them in 2022

However, the woman agreed to go to his room at the New York Edition in Manhattan, believing that the party was still going on, according to the lawsuit.

But when she arrived, she found that only Jackson was there, and he allegedly greeted her wearing nothing more than basketball shorts. She told him she was not there for sex, the lawsuit said.

The woman, identified as Jane Doe in court records, was allegedly tired from a night of drinking and laid down on Jackson’s bed, facing away from him.

But she soon awoke to her clothing being ‘ripped open,’ with her lawyer saying she cried during the sexual assault and ‘pass[ed] out from the trauma, confusion and horror of the rape.’

A police report of an alleged sexual assault that happened the same day at the Edition was obtained by The Star. It is not clear whether the police report is related to the claims in the plaintiff’s civil lawsuit.

The police report describes a suspect that is 6-foot-8, with the woman telling police that the man attempted to get on top of her before she pushed him off.

The police report said that the woman was unable to recall what happened after she arrived at the hotel room, while Jackson’s lawyer said his client was ‘never contacted’ by authorities about the ‘baseless’ allegations. 

The civil lawsuit accuses Jackson of assault and battery, with Jackson’s attorney, John Lauro, saying the women ‘maintains a provocative and sexualized social media presence, while seeking relationships with professional athletes and others.’

The woman’s lawyer, meanwhile, said, ‘This case is not about money for the [woman],’ Seamus Barrett told The Star. ‘It is about making sure the defendants, including Mr. Jackson, are held to account for their outrageous and unlawful actions.’

Jackson is seen with NBA commissioner Josh Jackson after being drafted by the Suns in 2017

Jackson is seen with NBA commissioner Josh Jackson after being drafted by the Suns in 2017

Jackson is seen with NBA commissioner Josh Jackson after being drafted by the Suns in 2017

Jackson played two seasons for the Suns after they selected him with the no. 4 overall pick

Jackson played two seasons for the Suns after they selected him with the no. 4 overall pick

Jackson played two seasons for the Suns after they selected him with the no. 4 overall pick

NBA center Andre Drummond was also named in the lawsuit, as he allegedly hosted the party and invited the woman, who had a romantic interest in him, according to the lawsuit.

After leaving Jackson’s room and eventually taking a morning-after pill, the woman was allegedly the victim of a home invasion and robbery – which she says was organized by Jackson.

The woman was sleeping in her apartment, the lawsuit said, when two ‘hoodie-clad’ women entered her bedroom. One appeared to be holding a gun, and she was threatened ‘with murder.’

The incident was reported to the NYPD, according to her attorney.

The woman is also suing a different man who texted her the morning after the alleged rape, accusing her of stealing one of Jackson’s watches.

The messages were described as ‘threatening,’ with one reading, ‘Josh is not gonna let this (stuff) go trust me!’

The woman claimed to know nothing about Jackson’s watch. 

Jackson played for the Suns, Grizzlies, Pistons and Raptors before his stop with the Kings.

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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