The Los Angeles Lakers are investigating allegations that Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson sexually harassed two women Sunday night, according to ESPN staff writer Baxter Holmes. The women involved were Alexis Jones, an activist who created the nonprofit organization I AM THAT GIRL to raise the standards for how women "treat themselves, each other, and the world," and her 68-year-old mother.
According to Jones, the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of La Brea and Melrose Avenues in Los Angeles when a Jeep with four men inside pulled alongside her car and started making "vulgar, sexual gestures" towards Alexis and her mother.
"She was super rattled. That's the truth. It scared her," Jones said. "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."
During the ordeal, Alexis snapped a picture of the men in the car, which included Clarkson and Young, and posted the photo on Instagram.
Alexis received a call from Lakers spokesman John Black on Monday morning to apologize for the actions of Young and Clarkson, and offer to have Jones speak to the team about her program, "ProtectHer," which addresses sexual abuse in athletics. However, she wasn't able to make it. "I'm not here to shame them. That's the last thing I want to do," she told ESPN. "I don't want to crucify them. I want to use it as an opportunity to change behavior."
Young responded on Twitter to the allegations made against him.
The tweet has already been deleted.
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