Mark Cuban denies 2011 sexual assault allegation

Case not pursued due to lack of evidence

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is denying an allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman at a Portland, Oregon, nightclub in 2011.

The denial comes after the Willamette Week, an alternative Portland newspaper, published details Tuesday of the case, which prosecutors declined to pursue after citing lack of evidence.

"It didn't happen," Cuban wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

According to the report, the woman told investigators that Cuban reached into her pants and inserted a finger into her vagina while they were taking a picture in the nightclub.

In their report explaining the decision not to pursue the case, prosecutors pointed to "lack of physical or substantial circumstantial evidence."

Cuban's attorney, Stephen Houze, also denied the claims in a statement sent to the Willamette Week.

"This incident never happened and her accusations are false," Houze said in the statement.

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