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Woman files sexual assault lawsuit against Nick Young

May 15, 2013, 12:57 AM EDT

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A woman has filed a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles against recent Sixer and now free agent Nick Young, claiming the guard met the woman at a bar, drugged and raped her two years ago, reports CBS 2 in Los Angeles and TMZ (via

The woman is seeking unspecified damages. This is not a criminal complaint against the Los Angeles native who played his college ball at USC and lives in his home town in the offseason.

According to the report, the woman says the two met at the Crown Bar in West Hollywood (and area of Los Angeles). The report, cititng the complaint, says that Young bought the woman and her friend a glass of champagne, and the next thing that she remembers she woke up at Young’s home naked and he said they were having intercourse until she passed out, then he stopped. The woman reports she went to the UCLA Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, where tests found GHB — a known date rape drug — in her system.

We caution you not to jump to conclusions here, we don’t have his side of the story, this is not a criminal complaint with a police investigation and charges by the state.

But it’s something Young is going to have over his head this summer.

The six-year veteran gunner from the two guard spot averaged 10.6 points a game for the Sixers last season. He is a free agent this summer.

  1. money2long - May 15, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    nick young…and dumb. i hope it aint true.

    • spthegr8 - May 15, 2013 at 8:22 AM

      Someone needs too file another lawsuit against him for that shirt he has on in that picture. It looks like he somehow Swaggy P traveled back to the future & stole D.J Jazzy Jeff shirt before uncle Phil threw outta the house!!!

  2. saint1997 - May 15, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    How is this not a criminal affair?

    • yuwannano - May 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      It’s not a criminal affair because she decided to not press charges when this happened two years ago. She has now decided to make this a civil matter. I guess she would rather have cash than to see a rapist put in jail. go figure.

    • mogogo1 - May 17, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      Because two years after the fact, no prosecutor would touch it unless she had video or some other solid evidence. Even in civil court, where the burden of proof is much lower, she has very little chance unless he implicated himself somehow. Two years later, she’ll have a tough time proving she was even with him.

  3. Tim's Neighbor - May 15, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    The standard for criminal conviction of rape and for a civil win are miles apart. It’s sad, but it’s a challenge to win rape cases criminally as many boil down to ‘he-said-she-said” as far as evidence and witnesses. Beyond a reasonable doubt is definitely tough to hit in a case like that.

    Not passing judgment on Young, just an explanation.

  4. sellahh - May 15, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    another gold digger

  5. badintent - May 15, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Gloria Allred is in the house !.But where is the LAPD ?Hummmmmmmmmmmm ?

  6. moseskkim - May 15, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    Innocent til proven guilty. Can’t really side with anyone yet. Wouldn’t think young would need a date rape drug to sleep with women. He’s got good looks, fame, money (maybe not). Messy situation nevertheless. Hope the truth comes out and justice prevails.

  7. lucifershuttlesworth - May 15, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    Laker fans rejoice. There will never ever be a better Kobe replacement than this man.

  8. nokoolaidcowboy - May 15, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    I hope the picture you guys provided aren’t part of the evidence for the defense team. Man, he looks like a player!

  9. alabamacowboy - May 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    she ain’t even know it

    • money2long - May 15, 2013 at 2:48 PM


  10. gmsalpha - May 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    How did this happen two years ago and she’s just now getting around to filing a lawsuit against him? And next thing she knew, she woke up naked while having intercourse with him until she passed out? So they were doing it while she was passed out, she came to, they were still doing it, and then she passed out again?

    I don’t know. Sounds really odd/fishy. I don’t buy it.

    And yes Kurt, we are all well aware that West Hollywood is in the L.A area. That’s like saying Manhattan is in the New York City area.

    Finally…love the shirt in the photo! No. Seriously, I love it.

    • badintent - May 16, 2013 at 2:57 AM

      That shirt is a lot better than the plaid crap LBJ wears ! LBJ wanna be cowboy. Give him a Stetson

  11. readysethike - May 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    you should also state this happened in 2011 and 2 years later she’s trying to file suit. smells like BS

  12. kingsforever - May 16, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Do you hear me man? Cuz I’m in need.
    Oh she’s a goodigger bah bah bum, la la lah.

    Yeah, sue for money but don’t charge him for the crime, major flag.

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