Home » Sport

Sexual assault lawsuit filed against Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner

09 February, 2018, 05:25 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • Josh Pastner

An Oro Valley couple has filed a counterclaim against the Georgia Tech basketball coach, claiming sexual assault and sexual battery.

The lawsuit, which was filed by Pastner's long-time friend and Arizona resident Ron Bell, and Bell's girlfriend Jennifer Pendley, is a counterclaim in response to a defamation claim filed against the couple by Pastner last month. 11Alive normally does not name sexual assault victims, but is doing so because Pendley and Bell have chosen to make the case public.

The alleged incident happened in February of 2016 while Pastner was still the men's basketball head coach at Memphis.

Pastner filed a defamation suit previous year, after Bell claimed Pastner asked Bell to pay illegal benefits to players.

Pastner's attorney, Scott Tompsett, has since released a statement vehemently denying the accusations against his client.




"I am disgusted and devastated by the actions of two individuals to whom I showed compassion", Pastner said in a statement after filing the defamation lawsuit in January. Pendley has not reported the allegations to police, but said Thursday that she is considering filing charges.

Despite Pendley's cries of "no" and attempts to resist, according to the suit, Pastner tried to force her head town to his penis before ejaculating on her shirt. However, he told the NCAA that Pastner wasn't fully truthful to the NCAA.

The statement goes on to claim that Pendley actually "continued to proactively and enthusiastically initiate communication and contact with Josh and his wife", even visiting Pastner and his wife's home. Bell, he says, has a history of criminal activity and "dishonest and antisocial behavior".

Georgia Tech lost 77-54 to Louisville on Thursday to fall to 11-13 overall and 4-7 in the ACC.

"I absolutely and unequivocally never assaulted or harassed Ms. Pendley and I am truly sickened by these false claims".

Recommended:

  • Winter Olympics: Shani Davis not expected to march in opening ceremony

    Winter Olympics: Shani Davis not expected to march in opening ceremony

    Voting for Hamlin and speedskater Shani Davis was tied for the honor, which led to the victor being chosen by a coin toss. "I am an American and when I won the 1000m in 2010 I became the first American to 2-peat in that event", Davis tweeted.
    Treasurys are surging as stocks get slammed

    Treasurys are surging as stocks get slammed

    Japan's Nikkei stock average dropped more than 6 percent in early afternoon trading, after falling 2.5 percent a day earlier. Treasury yields fell from four-year highs on Monday as the selloff in equity markets sparked demand for low risk debt.
    Indianapolis Colts name Josh McDaniels next head coach

    Indianapolis Colts name Josh McDaniels next head coach

    What a game, just an incredible Super Bowl with ups and downs for both the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles . The Colts have a franchise quarterback, a ton of cap space, and the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
  • Russian Federation  to Contain Iranian-Turkish Dispute in Syria

    Russian Federation to Contain Iranian-Turkish Dispute in Syria

    Cavusoglu emphasized "we believe that we must stand against conspiracies that are aimed at undermining the territorial integrity of the countries of the region".
    Trump Wants to Display Military's Might With Grand Parade

    Trump Wants to Display Military's Might With Grand Parade

    Bush's "Mission Accomplished" stunt was crafted to celebrate, quite inaccurately, the end of "major combat operations" in Iraq. The US capital has previously only held large military displays to mark significant occasions such as victories in war.
    Miguna declines to take plea at Kajiado Court

    Miguna declines to take plea at Kajiado Court

    The government suspended the passports of 14 opposition leaders including strategist David Ndii and financier Maina Wanjigi. This came in the backdrop of Miguna's decline on taking a plea at the Kajiado Court where he had been arraigned earlier.
  • Cavs trade Wade to Miami; LeBron says good-bye

    Cavs trade Wade to Miami; LeBron says good-bye

    Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye are reportedly headed to the Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr . Yes, Dwyane Wade , one of LeBron's best friends, has been traded. "You're kidding me! He's a Heat Lifer", Dragic said.
    Tronc sells LA Times and other newspapers in $500m deal

    Tronc sells LA Times and other newspapers in $500m deal

    D'Vorkin will be more focused on clicks and advertising, rather than pursuing ambitious journalism". Last month, the Times' journalists voted overwhelmingly to form a union, according to the Post.
    Here comes the snow again; 4-7 inches predicted for Wednesday

    Here comes the snow again; 4-7 inches predicted for Wednesday

    If that track is farther inland than this immediate storm, northwestern New Jersey will see mostly rain. An all-day snow throughout the region is expected. "A messy mix of snow, sleet , and rain is expected".
  • The teaser of Anushka Sharma's Pari - not a fairytale is out now

    The teaser of Anushka Sharma's Pari - not a fairytale is out now

    The teaser is intriguing and Anushka Sharma has done a convincing job of a person who gets possessed. "This is not a fairytale". As Pari teaser launched on Wednesday, it has established one thing quite well - this is not a fairytale.
    How bad is flu in PA?

    How bad is flu in PA?

    But health officials say they can not accurately assess the effectiveness of the vaccine for at least another couple of weeks. The Arkansas Department of Health is now reporting 122 flu-related death in the state, the worst in 17 years.
    Hyundai shows off production 2019 Santa Fe ahead of debut

    Hyundai shows off production 2019 Santa Fe ahead of debut

    The front is a complex and curious combination of split headlights, muscular hood and the brand's new Cascading Grille. An eight-speed automatic transmission and Hyundai's HTRAC all-wheel drive system are standard across the range.


Popular

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia gets 5 years in jail for graft
The former Prime Minister has been sentenced to five-year jail term from a court in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka . However, the 72-year old BNP chief denied misusing global funds donated to a charitable children's trust.

Joaquin Phoenix in talks to play Joker in upcoming origin movie
Phoenix is one of the most talented actors working today and immediately brings a certain amount of intrigue to this wild idea. Jared Leto is still expected to play the Joker in DC Films' planned Suicide Squad sequel.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns over sexual harassment claims
The accusations against him have also drawn scrutiny from gambling regulators in Nevada, Massachusetts and Macau. Trading on shares of Wynn Macau was halted in Hong Kong early Wednesday in response to the announcement.

Water Security Expert Available on Cape Town's Water Crisis
People restrict how often and how long they shower, wash clothes and flush toilets in order to conserve water. Agriculture had been allocated 58-million cubic metres of water, he said.

Southwest plane slides to edge of taxiway in Baltimore airport, FAA investigating
A Southwest plane slid sideways on the taxi-way Wednesday while preparing for take-off at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

LA police want to interview Robert Wagner about Natalie Wood drowning
Wagner has denied any involvement in Wood's death and his attorney has said he fully cooperated with investigators. Aside from Wagner's refusal to speak, Corina said they are facing another foe: time . " Time is our enemy".

Tributes paid to Munich victims at Old Trafford memorial service
Around 6000 supporters attended the service, which included a minute's silence at 15:04 - the time of the crash. They went on to win a European Cup 10 years later at Wembley.

Koeman named new Netherlands boss
Koeman's first press conference was immediately announced by the KNVB, and he was set to speak about his new role at 3.30pm GMT. Koeman won Euro 88 as a Netherlands player, part of a team that also included Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten.

Snap Revenue Surges 72% on User Growth, Advertising Gains
Chief executive Evan Spiegel said Snap had executed its 2017 plan to improve quality, performance and automation well. In the year-ago quarter, Snap Inc (SNAP)'s revenue $165.7 million.

Best Buy removing CDs this July, keeping vinyl records
Evidently, the retailer is now demanding that music suppliers agree to buy back any CDs that aren't sold within a 60 days. Under the plan, Target would only pay for the discs when they are purchased, rather than upon receiving them.