Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey responded to domestic violence allegations made by ex-fiancee Kennedy Summers, calling them “patently false,” TMZ Sports reports.
Summers filed a police report this week, and cops are reportedly focusing on an incident that occurred between the two in which police were called but no arrests were made back in 2016.
Through his attorney, Alan Jackson, Withey strongly denies having done anything wrong.
“These salacious and patently false allegations appear to be nothing more than a vicious and calculated attempt by an angry former girlfriend to damage Mr. Withey’s good reputation,” Jackson says, per TMZ Sports. “It is no coincidence that these fabricated claims conveniently come during the middle of the NBA playoffs, or that TMZ and the police department were notified on the same day.
“There is no truth to the accusations, and when the facts come to light we are confident that the falsity of the claims, and the true motivations of the person behind them, will be exposed.”
Withey and the Jazz are currently tied up at one game apiece in their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.