Monday, April 6, 2009

Marko Jaric Cleared Of Rape Allegations

Just one month after marrying, Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric are already experiencing the pitfalls of being a celebrity couple.

As previously reported by HomeTownHollywood, Jaric, who’s an NBA player for the Memphis Grizzlies, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman while in Philadelphia for a game against the 76ers last Saturday.

Since the story broke late last night, Jaric has been cleared of any wrongdoing, as his attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. released the following statement on behalf of his client.

“I received official word from the Philadelphia District Attorneys office that after a thorough investigation no charges will be filed against my client Marko Jaric, (an NBA player for the Memphis Grizzlies), in connection with the alleged incident with an unnamed female on February 11, 2009 while his team was in town to play the 76ers.”

“Persons in Marko’s position are often the target of malicious statements and it is not unusual for the police to be asked to investigate. However, these allegations were proved to be completely false, and while Marko is extremely unsettled by these accusations, he is happy that the law enforcement authorities have cleared him of any criminal conduct and the issue can now be put to rest.”