Got r*pe allegations and he wants to play” – Dwight Howard drops BIZARRE response to sexual misconduct allegations from man, NBA fans slam ex-Lakers star
NBA fans are condemning Dwight Howard for his insensitive reaction to the sexual assault allegations against him on social media.
Dwight Howard (via SI)
Former NBA star Dwight Howard is facing sexual assault and battery allegations from a civil lawsuit filed against him by a man named Stephen Harper. Harper filed a complaint earlier this year in July. He said that he met Howard through Instagram back in May 2021 and went to his house in July 2021. Harper alleges that Howard sexually assaulted him, battered and imprisoned him in his home during the visit.
Howard has denied all allegations against him and has asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. He said that the interaction between the two was consensual and that he did not harm him in any way. He also alleged that Harper tried to extort him for money after he blocked him on social media. Harper also claims that Howard also threatened to kill him if he tried to leave his residence.
Harper filed a complaint back in July 2022, one year after the incident but no charges were filed due to lack of evidence. According to the police report obtained by ESPN and as per that, no charges have been filed against Howard. The lawsuit from Harper includes screenshots of messages between the two parties from 2021. It also includes an Uber receipt which shows that Harper traveled to Howard’s residence in July 2021.
Howard has been facing backlash from the community ever since the allegations against him surfaced and to that he had an insensitive response. In a video posted on social media by Howard, he appears to be on his computer, jokingly responding to his “haters,” and he captions the video as “How they want me to respond to my haters online”.
Additionally, Dwight sarcastically expresses stress about the situation around him, which is strange, considering the severity of the accusations against him.
NBA fans slam Dwight Howard after he responds to lawsuit against him
Anyone undergoing a civil lawsuit and having sexual assault allegations against them would certainly avoid going on social media and filming themselves doing anything that would make them look unserious about the allegations against them.
After Dwight Howard made a social media post responding to people criticizing him for the allegations, NBA fans slammed the ex-Laker for being unserious about the allegations. Here are some of the reactions:
While the allegations haven’t been proven to be true, it is still the responsibility of Howard to be respectful of the other parties involved. It will be interesting to see how this affects Howard and his career. In fact, Howard was planning to make a comeback to the NBA this year after a season in Taiwan
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