Detroit Pistons guard Avery Bradley reportedly entered into a confidentiality agreement with a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her, according to TMZ.
The alleged incident occurred earlier this year during the Eastern Conference Finals in Cleveland while Bradley was a member of the Boston Celtics. The woman claims that Bradley sexually assaulted her on May 23 while she was drunk and passed out.
TMZ reports that the unidentified woman reached out to Bradley following the incident and accused him of the assault. A lawyer for Bradley said he “adamantly denies all wrongdoing” and the confidentiality agreement with the woman was set up to prevent false information from going public.
“The two sides came together to work out a deal to keep her quiet and prevent her from releasing any video, photos or audio. At one point in the negotiations, the parties considered resolving the matter for $400,000 … but it’s unclear what number Bradley ultimately agreed to pay. We’re told the final figure was high.”
Bradley’s attorneys will investigate the breach of the confidentiality agreement and it’s likely the NBA will look into the matter as well. The Pistons released a statement and said that they’re aware of the report and have no comment at this time pending further information.
Bradley is in his first season with the Pistons after having spent the previous seven seasons with the Celtics.