The Los Angeles Lakers are currently investigating guards Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young who were accused of sexually harassing two women. One of the women is Alexis Jones, the co-founder of the nonprofit organization called “I AM THAT GIRL.”
Jones is known for her fight to stop athletes from committing domestic violence, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. She said that the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. last Sunday in Hollywood while she was inside a vehicle with her mother.
“She was super rattled. That’s the truth. It scared her. 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 said, according to ESPN.
The USC graduate was able to take pictures of the said “big dudes” and posted it immediately on Instagram. As you can see from the images below, it is clear that it was indeed Clarkson and Young with two other unidentified people.
Jones also mentioned that she was in contact with the NBA just last Friday regarding sending the message of her program called “ProtectHer.” ESPN also reported that Lakers spokesman John Black has already talked to Jones.
Black issued an apology to Jones and her mother on behalf of the Lakers organization. The team also offered Jones a chance to speak with Clarkson and Young as well as all the players about giving lessons on respecting women.
“I’ve been inspired by how the Lakers have responded,” she said. Jones added that she’s not trying to shame the players but want to change their behavior.
On the other hand, Black noted that Lakers head coach Byron Scott has talked to both Clarkson and Young about the issue.
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