Monday, November 28, 2022

Spurs reach settlement with psychologist who denounced Joshua Primo

Los Angeles (USA), 17 November. A former San Antonio Spurs psychologist who claimed in a complaint that Joshua Primo posed himself to her nine times and without her consent, reached a settlement this Thursday in a lawsuit she filed against the franchise and the player. was done to solve it.

The psychologist’s attorney told ESPN, “The parties have agreed to resolve this matter. The entire matter is closed and we have no further comment.”

Dr. Hillary Cauthen claimed in her lawsuit that Primo first presented himself to her in December 2021 and that she reported this to her superiors in January 2022.

The complaint states, “Instead of acting on Dr. Cauthen’s report, Spurs ignored her complaints in the hopes that the organization could ignore and then cover up Primo’s actions.”

“Once Primo’s conduct entered the public domain, Spurs were forced to act and part ways with Primo. Spurs’ recent actions with regard to Primo have been ‘too little, too late.’ Spurs’ public statement about Primo’s departure is a complete farce,” he said.

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The player’s spokesperson denied the psychologist’s allegations.

Primo, whose contract with Spurs was terminated on 28 October, was accused by several women of exposing themselves to them without their consent.

That information from ESPN was published on October 29, a day after the Spurs surprisingly decided to part ways with Primo, a young player with significant potential in the NBA who was selected 12th overall in the 2021 draft .

“Our expectation is that in the long term, this decision is in the best interests of this organization and Joshua,” the franchise said in a statement without further explanation.

The Canadian escort assured on 28 October that the decision had to do with his mental health.

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“I know you are all shocked by today’s announcement. I am seeking help to deal with past trauma and will now be taking this time to focus more on my mental health treatment,” he said in a statement.

Primo, one of the young talents in a Spurs project focused entirely on rebuilding the franchise, averaged 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.3 minutes per game in his rookie season.

This year he played in four games averaging 7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 23.2 minutes.

A few weeks before he was released, the Spurs exercised their one-way option to guarantee Primo a $4.3 million contract for the 2023–2024 season.

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