A psychologist who worked with the San Antonio Spurs has come forward as an accuser of Josh Primo, who was waived by the San Antonio Spurs after what ESPN reported as ‘multiple allegations of indecently exposing himself to women’.
Psychologist Hillary Cauthen has made an accusation against him and will speak out on Thursday about Primo, according to The Associated Press. Now, TMZ Sports says that Primo believes the incident in question with her was an accident.
The publication quotes a source as saying that the 19-year-old Primo was ‘shocked’ by the allegations against him, adding that he didn’t intentionally expose himself and that it must have been a wardrobe malfunction while on her couch in a therapy session.
Josh Primo was waived by the San Antonio Spurs after accusations of indecent exposure
Psychologist Hillary Cauthen has made an accusation against the 19-year-old Primo – she used to work for the San Antonio Spurs
Primo was reportedly ‘shocked’ at the accusations that have been made against him
Attorney Tony Buzbee, who represented the women in the sexual misconduct lawsuits against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, confirmed to DailyMail.com that he is representing Cauthen.
On the website LivingMentalWellness, where Cauthen is listed as a co-founder, here work as a performance psychologist at the Spurs is listed in her bio.
‘She has 10 + years of experience applying mental skills training to individuals, teams, & professional organizations,’ it says. ‘Hillary’s applied work specializes in clinical sport psychology services and her research focuses on mental wellness within athletes and performing artist.’
In a statement on Friday when it emerged Primo had been surprisingly waived by the Spurs, he said in a statement: ‘I know that you all are surprised by today’s announcement.
‘I’ve been seeking help to deal with previous trauma I suffered and will now take this time to focus on mental health treatment more fully.
‘I hope to be able to discuss these issues in the future so I can help others who have suffered in a similar way. I appreciate this privacy at this time.’
The Spurs themselves have not commented on any specific allegations against Primo.
‘It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua,’ Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO RC Buford said.
The 19-year-old released a statement, saying he was stepping away to focus on mental health
The Spurs have said little about waiving Primo and haven’t addressed specific allegations
Coach Greg Popovich has also kept silent, only saying: ‘We´re going to stick by what we told you.’
Primo did not play in last Wednesday’s road loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves and was listed as out for Friday’s home game against the Chicago Bulls before being waived about an hour before tipoff.
The ailment cited on the league’s official injury report was ‘Left Glute; Soreness.’
The 6-foot-6 guard had averaged 7.0 points in four games this season while battling minor injuries.
Primo averaged 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in his rookie season with the Spurs after playing one season at Alabama. He started 18 games, and at 18 years, 300 days became the youngest player in league history to appear in an NBA game after going to college.
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