Sport Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner denies woman's claim of sexual assault

18:27  09 february  2018
18:27  09 february  2018 Source:   Sporting News

Georgia Tech Coach Josh Pastner Accused of Sexual Assault In Counter-Lawsuit

  Georgia Tech Coach Josh Pastner Accused of Sexual Assault In Counter-Lawsuit Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed in Arizona, according to Dan Marries of KOLD News 13. The lawsuit is a counter-lawsuit against Pastner, who sued Ronald Bell and his girlfriend Jennifer Pendley for defamation after the two allegedly tried to extort and blackmail Pastner with information that would damage the coach's reputation and cause him to lose his job.In the counter-lawsuit, Pendley claims that Pastner assaulted her in a Houston hotel room in February 2016 when Pastner was the coach at Memphis.

Attorneys representing Georgia Tech men’ s basketball coach Josh Pastner filed a civil suit Friday against an Arizona man and woman who accused him of breaking Among other accusations, Bell accused Pastner of sexually assaulting Pendley, which Pastner ’ s attorneys denied in the lawsuit.

Bell alleged Pastner knew about the benefits and encouraged them, a claim Pastner denies . Ms. Pendley, they moved on, more incredulously, to falsely claim that Josh had assaulted Mrs. Pendley on multiple It also orders him to stay away from the Georgia Tech campus and the Pastner ' s home.

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Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner on Thursday vehemently denied allegations of sexual assault made by a woman he's suing for defamation

Speaking to reporters after Georgia Tech's game at Louisville, Pastner called Jennifer Pendley's allegations "disgusting" and "bogus."


Pendley made the claims in a countersuit filed Thursday in an Arizona court by her and her boyfriend, Ron Bell. Tucson television station KOLD obtained the documents.

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Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner coaches his team to a Two months after he was publicly accused of committing and encouraging NCAA rules violations and committing sexual assault against an acquaintance, Georgia Tech men’ s basketball coach Josh Pastner told his side of the story.

“My family and I are victims of fraud and extortion,” said Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner , who was a player on UA’ s 1997 national title team. UA withholding access to student-athletes' training about domestic violence, sexual assault . Lawsuit: UA denies 'zero-tolerance' policy for athletes accused of

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Pendley alleged that Pastner exposed himself and attempted to force her to perform a sex act on him in a hotel room when Pastner was coaching at Memphis. Bell, a onetime friend of Pastner's, was in a bathroom showering at the time, Pendley alleged.

Pastner's attorney, Scott Tompsett, denied Pendley's allegations earlier Thursday, calling it part of Bell's plan to blackmail Pastner over NCAA rules violations.

"There was no sexual assault. It is a lie. Josh never acted inappropriately with Ms. Pendley," Tompsett said in a prepared statement.

"Mr. Bell and Ms. Pendley began alleging assault only after their two-month long scheme to blackmail Josh by claiming he knowingly participated in NCAA violations failed," Tompsett added.

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Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner has filed a lawsuit against former friend Ron Bell and his girlfriend, Jennifer Pendley, claiming the pair attempted to extort and blackmail Pastner and his family.

Georgia Tech ' s Josh Pastner is firing back. Pastner denies that allegation. "I absolutely and unequivocally never assaulted or harassed Ms. Pendley and I am truly sickened by these false claims ," Pastner said.

Tompsett also said there are multiple text messages and emails from Pendley to Pastner and his wife that prove no assault occurred.

Pastner sued Bell and Pendley in January after Bell alleged Pastner knew Bell provided improper benefits to Tech players Josh Okogie and Tadric Jackson but did nothing to stop him. Georgia Tech self-reported violations last fall. The NCAA suspended Okogie for six games and Jackson for three games.

Pastner claimed in his suit that Pendley was harassing him and his wife, and that Bell and Pendley had falsely alleged Pastner assaulted Pendley.

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