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Lakers won’t sign Jamil Wilson after report he is being sued for alleged sexual battery, fraud

By in Press Enterprise on January 11, 2018

By Bill Oram

The Lakers’ plans to sign former Clippers guard Jamil Wilson to a 10-day contract were called off Wednesday, according to ESPN.

Sources told the Southern California News Group on Tuesday that a deal with Wilson was expected within 24 hours, but that was apparently scrapped after TMZ reported that an ex-girlfriend filed suit against Wilson in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging sexual battery and fraud.

Wilson, a 27-year-old rookie, appeared in 15 games with the Clippers, including 10 starts. He averaged 7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 18.3 minutes. He was waived by the Clippers on Jan. 6. The Lakers cleared a roster spot the same day, waiving veteran center Andrew Bogut.

They quickly turned their attention to Wilson, whose size and 3-point shooting appealed to them.

According to TMZ, Wilson was sued by a woman who claimed she contracted a sexually transmitted disease while they were dating and that Wilson knew he had the disease but did not disclose it to her.

Wilson’s agent, Steve McCaskill, told ESPN, “Jamil has been irreparably harmed by the recent accusation, which has now resulted in damage to his NBA career. We will not tolerate these false accusations, but will pursue all legal remedies with the full force of the law.”

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