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Former NBA star Mike Bibby is currently under investigation for alleged sexual assault on a teacher at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, where he holds the position of head coach for basketball.
according to Lily Altavena of Arizona Republic, the professor affirmed in a restraining order that had been made on Feb. 22 that Bibby "had caught her by the waist and pulled her in her car into the school compound." rubbing her genitals against her and groping her "in February 2017.
Bibby's lawyer, Donald Harris, denied the charges against his client, saying, "I can say with certainty that this alleged incident did not take place and that it will be shown later." Michael Bibby did not participate in a sexual assault – the manner, form or form that was alleged by this lady two years ago. "
The teacher said she could smell alcohol on Bibby's breath at the time of the alleged assaults. She also noted that two other staff members had witnessed Bibby's catching, groping and sexually explicit statements.
The teacher stated that she was "shocked, scared, intimidated by her actions, frightened by him while he smelled alcohol."
In the restraining order, the teacher wrote that Bibby was passing her class several times over the following days and that she was even getting inside without being invited to compliment a times his decorations. She then invited Bibby to speak in the class. At that time, she confessed that he was drinking the day of the alleged assault and told the teacher that he wanted to go out with her.
The teacher refused and told Bibby that she would never inform the authorities of her alleged acts "because she was thinking about her players".
The spokesperson for the Paradise Valley Unified School District, Becky Kelbaugh, issued the following statement on this topic:
"On February 14, 2019, PV Schools was informed that the Phoenix Police Department had opened an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse / sexual harassment against a staff member of Shadow Mountain High School. by the head coach of the basketball teams, Mike Bibby At the request of Phoenix Police Department, the internal investigation of the district has been suspended pending the conclusion of the. active investigation of the police department on the charges ".
Bibby attended Shadow Mountain High School before playing collegiate in Arizona and then NBA. In his six seasons as head coach of Shadow Mountain, Bibby led the team to five national championships, including all four of them.
Bibby, 40, spent 14 seasons in the NBA with the Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat and New York Knicks from 1998 to 2012, and he recently played for Ghost Ballers at BIG3. league last season.