The Los Angeles Lakers are investigating after a woman accused Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson of sexually harassing her and her mother on Sunday night. The women are Alexis Jones, creator of the nonprofit organization I AM THAT GIRL and activist trying to stop athletes from committing sexual harassment, sexual abuse and domestic violence as well as her 68 year old mother.
The Lakers are taking the harassment claim made against two of their players “very seriously.”
According to Jones, four men in Jeep yelled and made vulgar gestures at her and her mother while they were stopped at a red light. She then posted pictures of the men on her instagram account at which time commentators identified two of the individuals.
“She was super rattled. That’s the truth. It scared her,” Jones said. “We were in a small car, and they were in a big Jeep, and it was a bunch of big dudes. They’re leaning out of the car and making vulgar, sexual gestures. My mom was really shocked. That immediately turned into sobbing.”
Jones is currently working with the NBA to have the league adopt one of her programs.
“The irony is I created a program called ‘ProtectHer’ out of the urgency to address sexual abuse in athletics, and I was on phone calls with the NBA as of Friday talking with them about integrating this message and this program into the NBA.”
On Monday Jones received a call from John Black, Lakers spokesperson, who she said apologized on behalf of the Lakers. She said Black suggested the possibility of Jones speaking to the Lakers about her ‘ProtectHer’ program and that Byron Scott had spoken to both players about it.
Nick Young did weigh in on the allegations but then quickly deleted it. Thanks to Deadspin we have a copy of the tweet.