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Rod Beard
The Detroit News
Avery Bradley

Orlando, Fla. — Detroit Pistons guard Avery Bradley reportedly entered into a confidentiality agreement after a woman accused him of sexual assault in an incident in Cleveland on May 23, 2017, according to TMZ Sports. 

The alleged incident occurred when Bradley — then a member of the Boston Celtics — was preparing to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. According to the report, the woman, identified as a reality-TV star, claimed that Bradley assaulted her while she was passed out drunk.

TMZ’s report indicates that the woman’s attorneys and Bradley’s attorney reached a confidentiality agreement, which included a settlement for as much as $400,000.

The Pistons issued the following statement:

“We are aware of the report, which describes a civil legal matter between the parties. Pending further information we have no comment at this time.”

After practice on Thursday in Orlando, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy was asked about the report and referred reporters to the team statement. Bradley was not at practice.

Bradley’s attorney, Brian Wolf, denied any wrongdoing to TMZ Sports.

“Mr. Bradley absolutely denies having engaged in wrongdoing whatsoever. The confidentiality agreement specifically refutes and denies the validity of all allegations of any wrongful conduct by Mr. Bradley,” Wolf said, according to the report. “The sole purpose of the agreement was to protect the reputation and privacy of Mr. Bradley and his family.”

Wolf continued: “My office will take all appropriate action against all persons involved in the wrongful disclosure of this agreement. We will conduct a thorough investigation into who is responsible for this wrongful disclosure.”

A message left for Wolf by The Detroit News was not immediately returned.

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