The Los Angeles Lakers are looking into an accusation that two players — later identified as Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson — verbally harassed a mother and daughter in El Lay on Sunday night.
According to a claim made by Alexis Jones, a Jeep full of young men pulled up alongside their vehicle and began to make “vulgar, sexual gestures” and comments to them.
Jones is the founder of ProtectHer, a nonprofit focused on sexual assault and domestic violence within college and professional sports. She’s also the author of I Am That Girl.
Jones says she recorded the incident on her phone, and that her 68-year-old mother was brought to tears.
I pray these pics go viral because THIS is the problem with little boys. Five minutes ago, at the intersection of Melrose and La Bre here in LA, a jeep of four boys pulled up at a red light and started yelling and making the most disgustingly vulgar gestures at my mom and me. I rarely “rant” about things but this is the f%+#ing problem and the reason I’ve now dedicated my life to educating young men about respect, not just for women but for everyone. I’m angry. I’m insulted. I’m hurt. They were laughing hysterically until they realized I was filming them and immediately they panicked like the cowards they are. Thank you to all the real men out there who would never treat a mother and daughter that way… Speaking of, I’d love for this to make it back to their mothers!!! Help me find who these guys are!!! Let’s see the power of social media and hold them accountable. I’d LOVE to have a candid conversation with them about sexual harassment not simply to shame them, but to understand their mentality so we can better educate young men to be respectful in the future. #littleboys #cowards #realmenrespectwomen #messedwiththewrongchick #wewillfindyou @iamthatgirlA photo posted by Alexis Jones (@missalexisjones) on Mar 20, 2016 at 7:38pm PDT
Wow. It is important to note that the exact series of events — regarding what specifically was said and what gestures were made — aren’t publicly known.
Young initially took to Twitter with a rebuttal that has since been deleted:
According to ESPN, the Lakers are taking the accusation “very seriously.”
We’ll keep you updated as the situation progresses.
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