A former Celtics guard reportedly entered a confidentiality agreement to silence a sexual misconduct accuser. Here’s what we know about the Avery Bradley sexual assault accusations.
TMZ Sports reported on Friday that Bradley, now a member of the Detroit Pistons, recently signed a confidentiality agreement with a reality star who accused him of sexually assaulting her “while she was passed out drunk.” The alleged incident reportedly took place on May 23 in Cleveland, while the Celtics were in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Bradley’s attorney told TMZ that his client denies all wrongdoing. He explained that Bradley entered the confidentiality agreement in order to “prevent false information from being made public.”
Avery Bradley Sexual Assault Allegations: What We Know
The accuser reportedly contacted Bradley after the incident to reach a settlement. Negotiations reached as high as $400,000. According to TMZ, part of the confidentiality agreement included measures to “prevent her from releasing any video, photos or audio.”
Further details about the agreement are unknown. But despite that, this still constitutes a wrongful disclosure. Here’s the full statement from Bradley’s attorney, Brian Wolf:
“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. The sole purpose of the agreement was to protect the reputation and privacy of Mr. Bradley and his family. … 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.”
Bradley has yet to publicly respond to the TMZ report or issue his own statement in the wake of it.
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The Celtics traded Bradley along with a 2019 second-round pick to the Detroit Pistons for forward Marcus Morris in July. Bradley is averaging 15.7 points per game on 42.5 percent shooting with his new team while playing his typically reliable defense. But his play on the defensive end has also gone under a microscope in recent weeks.