Kristaps Porzingis is being investigated in New York for an alleged rape that a woman told police took place last year.
The victim alleges Porzingis raped her hours after he tore his ACL when he invited her to his Manhattan penthouse. When Porzingis returned to his home following his ACL-tear diagnosis, he joined his two brothers and longtime physiotherapist, Manolo Valdivieso, in downing at least one shot of tequila. That account is included in a 23-minute documentary about his rehab.
Investigators consider her credible despite not reporting the alleged attack until over a year later and admitting she discussed receiving $68,000 in hush money.
The victim is also in her 20s and lived in the same building as Porzingis. Once inside his apartment, Porzingis allegedly held her down and raped her.
Porzingis allegedly promises to give her $68,000 and pay for her brother's college tuition but then reneged.
The Dallas Mavericks have been made aware of the accusation.
“We have been instructed by federal authorities not to comment,” Mark Cuban told The Post in an email, which he cc’ed to NBA officials and Porzingis’ reps.
The Knicks traded Porzingis on January 31. The team was asked if they had been made aware of the rape allegation.
“This is Kristaps’ personal matter and not related to the Knicks,” said a spokesperson for the Knicks.